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Sargon of Akkad

2300 BC - 2215 BC

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Sargon of Akkad (; Akkadian: 𒊬𒊒𒄀 Šarrugi), also known as Sargon the Great, was the first ruler of the Akkadian Empire, known for his conquests of the Sumerian city-states in the 24th to 23rd centuries BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sargon of Akkad has received more than 3,317,925 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Sargon of Akkad is the 309th most popular politician (up from 365th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 9th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Sargon of Akkad is most famous for being the founder of the Akkadian Empire.

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Among politicians, Sargon of Akkad ranks 309 out of 15,577Before him are Hugh Capet, Jacques Chirac, Croesus, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Solon, and Louis XVIII of France. After him are Viktor Yanukovych, Park Chung-hee, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Muawiyah I, Haile Selassie, and Lee Kuan Yew.

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Among people born in 2300 BC, Sargon of Akkad ranks 2Before him is Job. After him are Enheduanna, Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, Neferkare Neby, Autobiography of Harkhuf, Dudu of Akkad, Erridupizir, Puzur-Inshushinak, Ankhesenpepi IV, Iput II, and Pamba. Among people deceased in 2215 BC, Sargon of Akkad ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Sargon of Akkad ranks 8 out of 338Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Abu Hanifa (698), and Ashurbanipal (-685). After him are Sarah (-1803), Al-Kindi (801), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), and Alexander IV of Macedon (-323).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Sargon of Akkad ranks 6Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), and Ashurbanipal (-685). After him are Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Khosrow II (570), and Al-Ma'mun (786).