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Encyclopedia > Kings of Babylon
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The following is a list of the Kings of Babylon, a major city of ancient Mesopotamia, in modern Iraq.

Contents

First Dynasty of Babylon

This uses the traditional Middle Chronology, although there is now reason to believe it may be too early by as much as a century.

Early Kassite Monarchs

These rulers did not rule Babylon itself, but their numbering scheme was continued by later Kassite Kings of Babylon, and so they are listed here.

  • Gandash fl. c.1730 BCE
  • Agum I
  • Kashtiliash I
  • Ushshi
  • Abirattash
  • Kashtiliash II
  • Urzigurumash
  • Harbashihu
  • Tiptakzi

Sealand Dynasty (Dynasty II of Babylon)

This dynasty also did not actually rule Babylon, but rather the Sumerian regions south of it. Nevertheless, it is traditionally numbered the Second Dynasty of Babylon, and so is listed here.

  • Iluma-ilum fl. c.1732 BCE
  • Itti-ili-nibi
  • Damiq-ilishu
  • Ishkibal
  • Shushushi
  • Gulkishar
  • Peshgaldaramash
  • Adarakalamma
  • Ekurduanna
  • Melamkurkukka
  • [1 unnamed king between Gulkishar and Ea-gamil(?)]
  • Ea-gamil fl. c. 1460 BCE

Kassite Dynasty (Third Dynasty of Babylon)

Assyrian Governors 1235-1227 BCE

Dynasty IV of Babylon, from Isin

Dynasty V of Babylon

Dynasty VI of Babylon

Dynasty VII of Babylon

Dynasty VIII of Babylon

Dynasty IX of Babylon

  • Ninurta-kudurri-usur 942-941 BCE
  • Mar-biti-ahhe-iddina
  • Shamash-mudammiq
  • Nabu-shuma-ukin 899-888 BCE
  • Nabu-apla-iddina 887-855 BCE
  • Marduk-zakir-shumi I 854-819 BCE
  • Marduk-balassu-iqbi
  • Baba-aha-iddina
  • [5 kings]
  • Ninurta-apla-x
  • Marduk-bel-zeri
  • Marduk-apla-usur
  • Eriba-Marduk 769-761 BCE
  • Nabu-shuma-ishkun 760-748 BCE

Dynasty IX of Babylon

Dynasty X of Babylon (Assyrians and Chaldeans)

Assyrian Sack of Babylon, 689 BCE; Babylon is rebuilt by Esarhaddon of Assyria in the 670s BCE

Dynasty XI of Babylon (Neo-Babylonian or Chaldean)

In 539 BCE, Babylon was captured by Cyrus the Great of Persia, and lost its independence.


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Babylon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1767 words)
Babylon is the Greek variant of Akkadian Babilu (bāb-ilû, meaning "Gateway of the god", translating Sumerian Kadingirra), an ancient city in Mesopotamia (modern Al Hillah, Iraq).
The earliest mention of Babylon is in a dated tablet of the reign of Sargon of Akkad (24th century BC short chr.
The early Persian kings had attempted to maintain the religious ceremonies of Marduk, but by the reign of Darius III, over-taxation and the strains of numerous wars led to a deterioration of Babylon's main shrines and canals, and the disintegration of the surrounding region.
List of kings of Babylon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
13 Dynasty XI of Babylon (Neo-Babylonian or Chaldean)
These rulers did not rule Babylon itself, but their numbering scheme was continued by later Kassite Kings of Babylon, and so they are listed here.
Assyrian Sack of Babylon, 689 BCE; Babylon is rebuilt by Esarhaddon of Assyria in the 670s BCE
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