Shamshi-Adad V, King of Assyria
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Detail from a stele portraying Shamshi-Adad V in British Museum Title King of Assyria Spouse(s) Shammuramat Children King Adad-nirari III Parents King Shalmaneser III
Shamshi-Adad V was the King of Assyria from 824 to 811 BC. He was named after god Adad, who is also known as Hadad.
 FamilyShamshi-Adad was a son and successor of King Shalmaneser III, the husband of Queen Shammuramat (by some identified with the mythical Semiramis), and the father of Adad-nirari III, who succeeded him as king.
He was also a grandfather of Shalmaneser IV.
 ReignThe first years of Shamshi-Adad's reign saw a serious struggle for the succession of the aged Shalmaneser.
The revolt was led by Shamshi-Adad's brother Assur-danin-pal, and had broken out already by 826 BC. The rebellious brother, according to Shamshi-Adad's own inscriptions, succeeded in bringing to his side 27 important cities, including Nineveh. The rebellion lasted until 820 BC, weakening the Assyrian empire and its ruler; this weakness continued to reverberate in the kingdom until the reforms of Tiglath-Pileser III.
Later in his reign, Shamshi-Adad campaigned against Southern Mesopotamia, and stipulated a treaty with the Babylonian king Marduk-zakir-shumi I.
In 814 BCE he won a battle of Dur-Papsukkal against the Babylonian king Marduk-balassu-iqbi and few Aramean tribes settled in Babylonia.
Preceded by Shalmaneser III King of Assyria 824–811 BC Succeeded by Adad-nirari III
 Notes1.^ Reilly, Jim (2000) "Contestants for Syrian Domination" in "Chapter 3: Assyrian & Hittite Synchronisms" The Genealogy of Ashakhet; 2.^ Empires and Exploitation: The Neo-Assyrian Empire, P Bedford, WA Perth, 2001 3.^ Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition 4.^ Georges Roux: Ancient Iraq, Penguin Books, London 1992, ISBN 0-14-012523-X, p. 302. 5.^ Britannica.com Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shamshi-Adad_V&oldid=516885432" View page ratingsRate this page Rate this page Page ratings What's this?Current average ratings. Trustworthy
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