2200 BC - 2094 BC

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Ur-Nammu (or Ur-Namma, Ur-Engur, Ur-Gur, Sumerian: 𒌨𒀭𒇉, ruled c. 2112 BC – 2094 BC middle chronology, or possibly c. 2048–2030 BC short chronology) founded the Sumerian Third Dynasty of Ur, in southern Mesopotamia, following several centuries of Akkadian and Gutian rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ur-Nammu has received more than 290,208 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Ur-Nammu is the 1,253rd most popular politician (down from 1,232nd in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Iraq (up from 35th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Ur-Nammu was the first king of the 3rd dynasty of Ur, and is most famous for his code of laws.

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Among politicians, Ur-Nammu ranks 1,253 out of 15,710Before him are Haakon IV of Norway, Majorian, Esarhaddon, Henry the Lion, Meritaten, and Feodor II of Russia. After him are Neoptolemus, Giorgio Napolitano, Christine Lagarde, Boris Johnson, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, and Manuel II of Portugal.

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Among people born in 2200 BC, Ur-Nammu ranks 1After him are Gudea, Intef I, Mentuhotep I, Shulgi, Qi of Xia, Utu-hengal, Zhong Kang, Menkare, Neferkare Pepiseneb, Nikare, and Merenhor. Among people deceased in 2094 BC, Ur-Nammu ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Ur-Nammu ranks 31 out of 300Before him are Al-Masudi (896), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Idris (-3500), Jalal Talabani (1933), Ismail al-Jazari (1136), and Ezra (-500). After him are Gudea (-2200), Khosrow II (570), Al-Mu'tasim (796), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971), Enheduanna (-2300), and Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Ur-Nammu ranks 14Before him are Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), Nur ad-Din (1116), and Jalal Talabani (1933). After him are Gudea (-2200), Khosrow II (570), Al-Mu'tasim (796), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Möngke Khan (1209), and Ahmad Sanjar (1085).