Shalmaneser V

790 BC - 722 BC

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Shalmaneser V (Neo-Assyrian cuneiform: Salmānu-ašarēd, meaning "Salmānu is foremost"; Biblical Hebrew: שַׁלְמַנְאֶסֶר‎ Šalmanʾeser) was the king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from the death of his father Tiglath-Pileser III in 727 BC to his deposition and death in 722 BC. Though Shalmaneser V's brief reign is poorly known from contemporary sources, he remains known for the conquest of Samaria and the fall of the Kingdom of Israel, though the conclusion of that campaign is sometimes attributed to his successor, Sargon II, instead. Shalmaneser V is known to have campaigned extensively in the lands west of the Assyrian heartland, warring not only against the Israelites, but also against the Phoenician city-states and against kingdoms in Anatolia. Though he successfully annexed some lands to the Assyrian Empire, his campaigns resulted in long and drawn-out sieges lasting several years, some being unresolved at the end of his reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shalmaneser V has received more than 273,608 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Shalmaneser V is the 2,951st most popular politician (up from 3,189th in 2019).

In 722 BC, the Assyrian king Shalmaneser V conquered the capital of the kingdom of Urartu, Tushpa.

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Among politicians, Shalmaneser V ranks 2,951 out of 19,576Before him are Al-Muqtadir, Gisela of Hungary, Barbara Bush, Jörg Haider, Jules de Polignac, and Hjalmar Branting. After him are Koca Sinan Pasha, Mauricio Macri, Joseph Wirth, Emperor Taizu of Jin, Lucilla, and Marcelo Caetano.

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Among people born in 790 BC, Shalmaneser V ranks 3Before him are Gyges of Lydia, and Pekah. After him are Sarduri II, Tyrimmas of Macedon, and Archelaus of Sparta. Among people deceased in 722 BC, Shalmaneser V ranks 1

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