Shalmaneser III

900 BC - 824 BC

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Shalmaneser III (Šulmānu-ašarēdu, "the god Shulmanu is pre-eminent") was king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from the death of his father Ashurnasirpal II in 859 BC to his own death in 824 BC. His long reign was a constant series of campaigns against the eastern tribes, the Babylonians, the nations of Mesopotamia, Syria, as well as Kizzuwadna and Urartu. His armies penetrated to Lake Van and the Taurus Mountains; the Neo-Hittites of Carchemish were compelled to pay tribute, and the kingdoms of Hamath and Aram Damascus were subdued. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shalmaneser III has received more than 334,212 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Shalmaneser III is the 1,668th most popular politician (down from 1,566th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Shalmaneser III is most famous for the Assyrian invasion of Israel in 725 BCE.

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Among politicians, Shalmaneser III ranks 1,668 out of 19,576Before him are Olybrius, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Shah Rukh, Li Zicheng, and Kim Yong-nam. After him are Daniel of Galicia, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Nicolás Maduro, Lon Nol, Andrew III of Hungary, and Romanos II.

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Among people born in 900 BC, Shalmaneser III ranks 5Before him are Elisha, Ahab, Athaliah, and Uzziah. After him are Jehu, Jehoram of Judah, Jehoash of Israel, Ahaziah of Judah, Caranus of Macedon, Jehoahaz of Israel, and Shammuramat. Among people deceased in 824 BC, Shalmaneser III ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Shalmaneser III ranks 47 out of 384Before him are Suleyman Shah (1178), Faisal II of Iraq (1935), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Al-Jahiz (775), and Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200). After him are Ziryab (789), Nahum (-600), Mustafa Barzani (1903), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Al-Mutawakkil (822), and Junayd of Baghdad (830).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Shalmaneser III ranks 25Before him are Ur-Nammu (-2200), Al-Musta'sim (1213), Suleyman Shah (1178), Faisal II of Iraq (1935), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), and Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200). After him are Nahum (-600), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Al-Mutawakkil (822), Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Fuad Masum (1938), and Tariq Aziz (1936).