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Sumu-Abum (also Su-abu) was an Amorite, and the first King of the First Dynasty of Babylon (the Amorite Dynasty). He reigned between 1830–1817 BC (short chronology) or between 1897–1883 BC (middle chronology). He freed a small area of land previously ruled by the fellow Amorite city state of Kazallu which included Babylon, then a minor administrative center in southern Mesopotamia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sumu-abum has received more than 72,231 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sumu-abum is the 3,508th most popular politician (down from 3,503rd in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 80th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Politician.

Sumerians were an ancient civilization that lived in Mesopotamia. Sumu-abum is most famous for the Code of Hammurabi, which is a set of laws that he created.

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Among politicians, Sumu-abum ranks 3,508 out of 15,577Before him are William V, Duke of Bavaria, Theudebert II, Princess Louise of Prussia, Ambrosius Aurelianus, Yolande of Aragon, and Dred Scott. After him are Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, Prince Henry of Prussia, Kurt Zeitzler, Aelia Eudoxia, Victor, Prince Napoléon, and Wittiza.

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Among people born in 2000 BC, Sumu-abum ranks 4Before him are Zoroaster, Senusret I, and Vishvamitra. After him are Vasishtha, Gautama Maharishi, Bharadwaja, Erishum I, Ilu-shuma, Atri, Ur-Ninurta, and Gungunum. Among people deceased in 1960 BC, Sumu-abum ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Sumu-abum ranks 85 out of 338Before him are Al-Muqtadir (895), Al-Nasir (1158), Tukulti-Ninurta I (-1300), Abu Yusuf (731), Adad-nirari II (-1000), and Nahor, son of Serug (-1912). After him are Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad (648), Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941), Rashid ad-Din Sinan (1130), Sajida Talfah (1937), Haran (null), and Ahmad ibn Tulun (835).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Sumu-abum ranks 49Before him are Sargon I (-1900), Abdul Salam Arif (1921), Al-Muqtadir (895), Al-Nasir (1158), Tukulti-Ninurta I (-1300), and Adad-nirari II (-1000). After him are Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941), Sajida Talfah (1937), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), Ziusudra (null), Al-Muntasir (837), and Samsu-iluna (-1792).