Sargon II, king of Assyria

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Hebrew: סרגון
Also Known As: "Sargon II"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Assyria
Death: -705 (55)
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Son of Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria and Unknown Wife of Tiglath-Pileser
Husband of Unknown Wife of Sargon II and Atalya
Father of Sennacherib, king of Assyria; Ahatabisha and Sin-ahhe-eriba
Brother of Sin-aha-usur and Shalmaneser, V

Occupation: koning van Assyrië
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About Sargon II, king of Assyria

Sargon II (Akkadian Šarru-ukin "he [= the god] made firm the king"; reigned 722 – 705 BC) was an Assyrian king. Sargon II became the ruler of the Assyrian Empire in 722 BC after the death of Shalmaneser V. In his inscriptions, he styles himself as a new man, rarely referring to his predecessors; however he took the name Sharru-kinu ("true king"), after Sargon of Akkad — who had founded the first Semitic Empire in the region some 16 centuries earlier. Sargon is the Biblical form of the name.

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Sargon II, king of Assyria's Timeline

Age 19
Ruled 704-681 BC
Age 54
assimilated Israel into an Empire in 722, conquered Urartu.