Sargon, King of Akkad

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Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Azupiranu, Mespotamia
Death: circa -2215 (77-93)
Akkadian Empire
Immediate Family:

Son of La'ibum
Husband of Tashlultum
Father of Rimush, King of the Akkadian Empire; Manishtushu; Enheduanna, High Priestess of Sin at Ur; Shu-Enlil and Ilaba'is-takal

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About Sargon, King of Akkad

Sargon of Akkad, also known as Sargon the Great "the Great King" (Akkadian Šarru-kīnu, meaning "the true king" or "the king is legitimate"), was a Semitic Akkadian emperor famous for his conquest of the Sumerian city-states in the 23rd and 22nd centuries BC. The founder of the Dynasty of Akkad, Sargon reigned during the last quarter of the third millennium BC. He became a prominent member of the royal court of Kish, killing the king and usurping his throne before embarking on the quest to conquer Mesopotamia.