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Shalmaneser I

1400 BC - 1300 BC

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Shalmaneser I (𒁹𒀭𒁲𒈠𒉡𒊕 mdsál-ma-nu-SAG Salmanu-ašared; 1273–1244 BC or 1265–1235 BC) was a king of Assyria during the Middle Assyrian Empire. Son of Adad-nirari I, he succeeded his father as king in 1265 BC. According to his annals, discovered at Assur, in his first year he conquered eight countries in the northwest and destroyed the fortress of Arinnu, the dust of which he brought to Assur. In his second year he defeated Shattuara, king of Hanilgalbat (Mitanni), and his Hittite and Ahlamu allies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shalmaneser I has received more than 102,407 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Shalmaneser I is the 2,238th most popular politician (up from 2,492nd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Iraq (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Shalmaneser I is most famous for conquering Israel and carrying away the people of Israel to Assyria.

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Among politicians, Shalmaneser I ranks 2,238 out of 15,577Before him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Arthur Liebehenschel, Sophie of France, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Aeschines. After him are Rudolf von Laban, Roman Herzog, Jehoram of Israel, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Ricimer, and Ermanaric.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Shalmaneser I ranks 8Before him are Akhenaten, Miriam, Smenkhkare, Meritaten, Jethro, and Kiya. After him are Meritamen, Muršili II, Ashur-uballit I, Adad-nirari I, Arnuwanda II, and Fu Hao. Among people deceased in 1300 BC, Shalmaneser I ranks 3Before him are Ḫattušili III and Muwatalli II. After him are Meritamen, Muršili II, Tukulti-Ninurta I, Bintanath, Tudḫaliya IV, Amun-her-khepeshef, Henutmire, Fu Hao, and Sitre.

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Among people born in Iraq, Shalmaneser I ranks 61 out of 338Before him are Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Ali Hassan al-Majid (1941), Tariq Aziz (1936), Fuad Masum (1938), and Lugal-zage-si (-2360). After him are Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Al-Mutawakkil (822), Al-Amin (787), Hillel the Elder (-110), Berossus (-400), and Urukagina (-2500).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Shalmaneser I ranks 34Before him are Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Tariq Aziz (1936), Fuad Masum (1938), and Lugal-zage-si (-2360). After him are Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Al-Mutawakkil (822), Al-Amin (787), Urukagina (-2500), Shamshi-Adad I (-1860), and Hormizd IV (540).