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Comprehensive Table of the Rulers of Assyria

This table shows the Assyrian Kings beginning with the Old Assyrian Period. Compare with this link.

This table is still under construction.

 

Assyrian Kings

Dates B.C.

Years

Comments

Old Assyrian Period
Ushpia, Sulili
c.2020, not attested
   
Kikkia
 
   
Akiya
 
   
Puzur-Ashur I
c.1975-c.1939
   
Shallim-ahhê
 
   
Ilushuma
 
   
Erishum I
1939-1900, or c.1906-1867
   
Ikûnum
1900-1814
   
Sharu-kîn I,      
Sargon I      
Puzur-Ashur II      
Naram-Sîn      
Erishum II      
Shamshi-Adad I
c. 1813-1781
   
Ishme-Dagan I
c. 1780-1741
   
Mut-Ashkur
c. 1740-1730
   
Rimu......
c. 1730-1727
   
Asinum
c. 1726
   
Usurpers Puzur-Sin
c. 1726-1707
   
Ashur-dugul
c. 1706-
   
Ashur-apla-idi
 
   
Nasir-Sin
 
   
Sin-namir
 
   
Ipqi-Ishtar
 
   
Adad-salulu
-1701
   
Adasi
1701
   
Belu-bani
1700-1691
   
Libaia
1690-1673
   
Sharma-Adad I
1673-1661
   
Iptar-Sin
1661-1649
   
Bazaia
1649-1621
   
Lullaia
1621-1615
   
Kidin-Ninua
1615-1601
   
Sharma-Adad II
1601-1598
   
Erishum III
1598-1585
   
Shamshi-Adad II
1585-1579
   
Ishme-Dagan II
1579-1563
   
Shamshi-Adad III
1563-1547
   
Ashur-Nirari I
1547-1521
   
Puzur-Ashur III
1521-1497
   
Enlil-Nasir I
1497-1483
   
Nur-Ili
1483-c. 1475
   
Mitanni Vassalage
Ashur-Shaduni
1475-1472
 
 
Ashur-Rabi I
1472-1452
 
 
Ashur-Nadin-Ahhe I
1452-1432
 
 
Enlil-Nasir II
1432-1426
 
 
Ashur-Nirari II
1426-1419
 
 
Ashur-Bel-Nisheshu
1419-1410
 
 
Ashur-Rim-Nisheshu
1410-1402
 
 
Ashur-Nadin-Ahhe II
1402-1392
10
 
Middle Assyrian Period
Eriba-Adad I
1392-1366
26
 
Ashur-uballit I
1365-1330
35
 
Enlil-nirari
1330-1319
9
 
Arik-den-ili
1319-1308
11
 
Adad-nirari I
1307-1275
31
 
Shalmaneser I
1274-1245
29
 
Tukulti-Ninurta I
1244-1208
36
 
Ashur-nadin-apli
1207-1203
3
 
Ashur-nirari III
1202-1197
5
 
Enlil-kudurri-usur
1196-1191
5
 
Ninurta-apal-Ekur
1192-1180
12
 
Ashur-dan I
1179-1134
45
 
Ashur-resh-ishi I
1133-1116
17
 
Tiglath-Pileser I
1115-1077
38
 
Asharid-apal-Ekur
1077-1074
3
 
Ashur-bel-kala
1074-1057
17
 
Eriba-Adad II
1056-1055
1
 
Shamshi-Adad IV
1054-1051
3
 
Ashurnasirpal I
1050-1032
18
 
Shalmaneser II
1031-1020
11
 
Ashur-nirari IV
1020-1016
4
 
Ashur-rabi II
1016-973
43
 
Ashur-resh-ishi II
973-967
6
 
Tiglath-Pileser II
966-935
31
 
Neo-Assyria

Assur-dan II

935-912

23

Israel and Judah split after Solomon's death in 931 B.C.

Adad-Nirari II

912-891

21

Captures Babylonia, Anatolia , & Syrian plain

Tukulti-Ninurta II

891-884

7

Peace with Babylon , no tributes required

Ashurnasirpal II

884-859

25

Assyrian empire reaches Mediterranean Sea

Shalmaneser III

859-824

35

Defeats Arameans, captures Babylon & Persia

Samsi-Adad V

824-811

13

 

Sammuramat

811-806

5

Ruler of Assyria while her son was a minor

Adad-nirari IV

806-783

23

Assyrian rule weakens

Shalmaneser IV

783-773

10

 

Assur-dan III

773-755

18

Rebellions against Assyria.
The total solar eclipse of Nineveh occurred on June 15, 763 B.C. in the 10th year of his reign. This eclipse is pivotal in establishing Assyrian chronology.

Ashru-nirari V

755-745

10

 

Tiglath-pileser III

745-727

18

Re-gains Assyrian might greater than before

Shalmaneser V

727-722

5

Captures Samaria , deports Israelites

Sargon II

722-705

18

Captures Egypt , Urartu, Babylon , dies in a battle

Sennacherib

705-681

24

Fought rebellions, destroyed Babylon

Esarhaddon

681-669

12

Rebuilt Babylon , defeats Scythians, Cimmerians, & Egypt

Ashurbanipal

669-627

42

Defeats Egypt , Lydia , & Elam

Ashur-Etel-Ilani

627-623

4

Babylonians attack Assyria

Sin-Shar-Ishkun

623-612

11

Medes sack Nineveh

Ashur-Uballit II

612-609

3

Flees to Haran , Gets defeated, Assyrian empire Falls

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