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Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Assyria
Death: -891 (59)
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Son of Ashur-dan II, king of Assyria
Father of Tukulti-Ninurta II, king of Assyria

Occupation: first King of Assyria in the Neo-Assyrian period, 911-891BC, koning van Assyrië
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Adad-nirari IIFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Adad-nirari II is generally considered to be the first King of Assyria in the Neo-Assyrian period. He firmly subjugated the areas previously under only nominal Assyrian vassalage, conquering and deporting troublesome Aramean, Neo-Hittite and Hurrian populations in the north to far-off places. Adad-nirari II then twice attacked and defeated Shamash-mudammiq of Babylonia, annexing a large area of land north of the Diyala River and the towns of Hīt and Zanqu in mid Mesopotamia. He made further gains over Babylonia under Nabu-shuma-ukin I later in his reign. He also campaigned to the west, subjugating the Aramean cities of Kadmuh and Nisibin. Along with vast amounts of treasure collected, he also secured the Kabur river region.[1]

[edit] BiographyAdad-nirari II's father was Ashur-dan II, whom he succeeded.

Adad-nirari II's son was named Tukulti-Ninurta II and Tukulti continued to wage war against Assyrian enemies.[1]

He reigned from 911[2] to 891 BC.

Because of the existence of full eponym lists from his reign down to the middle of the reign of Ashurbanipal in the 7th century BC, year one of his reign in 911 BC is perhaps the first event in ancient Near Eastern history which can be dated to an exact year, although the Assyrian King List is generally considered to be quite accurate for several centuries before Adad-nirari's reign, and scholars generally agree on a single set of dates back to Ashur-resh-ishi I in the late 12th century BC.

[edit] References1.^ a b Healy, Mark (1991). The Ancient Assyrians. New York: Osprey. p. 6. 2.^ Bertman, Stephen (2005). Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. New York: Oxford UP. p. 74. Preceded by Ashur-dan II King of Assyria 911–891 BC Succeeded by Tukulti-Ninurta II Persondata Name Adad-Nirari Ii Alternative names Short description Assyrian king Date of birth Place of birth Date of death Place of death

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