How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East
The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region amid fear of weakening support from the U.S. When King Salman became Saudi Arabia’s ruler this year, few people expected much change. He...
Faisal II of Iraq
Faisal II (Arabic: الملك فيصل الثاني Al-Malik Fayṣal Ath-thānī) (2 May 1935 – 14 July 1958) was the last King of Iraq. He reigned from 4 April 1939 until July 1958, when he was murdered during the 14 ...
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How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East
The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region amid fear of weakening support from the U.S. When King Salman became Saudi Arabia’s ruler this year, few people expected much change. He...
Guy of Lusignan
Guy of Lusignan (c. 1150 – 18 July 1194) was a Poitevin knight, son of Hugh VIII of the Lusignan dynasty. He was king of the crusader state of Jerusalem from 1186 to 1192 by right of marriage to Sibyl...
Guy of Lusignan - Wikipedia
Yarim-Lim III
Yarim-Lim III (reigned c. Middle 17th century BC – c. 1625 BC - Middle chronology) was the king of Yamhad (Halab) succeeding Hammurabi II.
Yarim-Lim ascended the throne at a time ...
Astyages
Astyages (spelled by Herodotus as Ἀστυάγης - Astyages; by Ctesias as Astyigas; by Diodorus as Aspadas; Akkadian: Ištumegu) was the last king of the Median Empire, r. 585 BCE-550 BCE, the son of Cyaxa...
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Malik-rammu
Malik-rammi (possibly meaning "Great King" or "King of Multitudes") was king of Udumi (Edom) around the year 705 BCE, during the reign of the Assyrian king Sennacherib. He is mentioned on Sennacherib'...
Adad-nirari III
Adad-nirari III (also Adad-narari) was a King of Assyria from 811 to 783 BC.
Adad-nirari was a son and successor of king Shamshi-Adad V, and was apparently quite young at the time of his accession...
Ninurta-kudurri-usur II
Ninurta-kudurrῑ-uṣur II, inscribed , ca. 943 BC, was the 2nd king of the Dynasty of E, a sequence of mixed dynasties, of Babylon and he reigned for 8 months 12 days, according to the King List A. No c...
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Ahiram
The Ahiram sarcophagus (also spelled Ahirom) was the sarcophagus of a Phoenician king of Byblos (ca. 1000 BC), discovered in 1923 by the French excavator Pierre Montet in tomb V of the royal necropoli...
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Kirta
Kirta is a legendary Hurrian king. He is thought to have founded the dynasty of Mitanni, but no contemporary inscriptions from his time are known to exist. He may have lived around 1500 BC.The Epic of...
Jobab ben Zerah
Jobab ben Zerah was a king of ancient Edom, according to Genesis 36. He succeeded Bela ben Beor in the apparently elective kingship of the Edomites. He ruled from Bozrah. He was succeeded by Husham.Al...
Sumu-Epuh
Sumu-Epuh (reigned c. 1810 BC – c. 1780 BC Middle chronology) is the first attested king of Yamhad (Halab). He founded the Yamhad dynasty which controlled northern Syria throughout th...
Sumu-Epuh - Wikipedia
Kutik-Inshushinak
Kutik-Inshushinak (also known as Puzur-Inshushinak) was king of Elam from about 2240 to 2220 BC (long chronology), and the last from the Awan dynasty.His father was Shinpi-khish-khuk, the crown princ...
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Arsaces II of Parthia
Arsaces II, also Artabanus I (Persian: ارشک يکم‎), of the Arsacid dynasty was King of Parthia between 211 BC and 185 BC. Greek 'Arsaces' appears as 'Artabanus' in Latin sources, and both forms a...
Arsaces II of Parthia - Wikipedia
Abba-El I
Abba-El I (reigned c. 1750 BC – c. 1720 BC - Middle chronology ) was the king of Yamhad (Halab) succeeding his father Hammurabi I.
Hammurabi I left Yamhad a prosperous country, Ab...
Piyama-Radu
Piyamaradu (also spelled Piyama-Radu, Piyama Radu, Piyamaradus, Piyamaraduš) was a warlike personage whose name figures prominently in the Hittite archives of the middle and late 13th century BC in we...
Abdemon
Abdemon (Ancient Greek: Αὐδήμων, gen.: Αὐδήμονος), was one of the kings of Cyprus at the end of the 5th century BC. He was of Phoenician origin and was born either in Tyre or Kition on Cyprus. Ar...
Zechariah of Israel
Zechariah (spelled Zachariah in the KJV and Zacharias in the DRB; Hebrew: זכריה‎, meaning "remembered by the Lord"; Latin: Zacharias) was a king of the northern Israelite Kingdom of Israel, ...
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Kaus-malaka
Ḳaus-malaka was the king of Udumi (Edom) during the reign of the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III. His name means "[the god] Kaus is king" or "Kaus rules".
Alyattes I
Alyattes I was the twenty-third king of Lydia, and twentieth king of the Heraclid dynasty; see List of Kings of Lydia. He was succeeded by his son, Meles. (Herodotus)He is believed to have reigned bet...
Ashur-bel-nisheshu
Aššūr-bēl-nīšēšu, inscribed aš-šur--šú, and meaning “(the god) Aššur (is) lord of his people,” was the ruler of Assyria from 1417–1409 BC or 1407–1398 BC (short chronology), the variants due to uncert...
Ashur-bel-nisheshu - Wikipedia
Arsaces I of Parthia
Arsaces I (/ˈɑrsəsiːz/; Persian: ارشک‎ Arshak, Greek: Ἀρσάκης,) was the founder of the Arsacid dynasty, and after whom all 30+ monarchs of the Arsacid empire officially named themselves. A celeb...
Arsaces I of Parthia - Wikipedia
Eschive d'Ibelin (1253–1312)
Eschive d'Ibelin (1253–1312) was the daughter of Jean d'Ibelin (died 1264), lord of Beirut, and of Alice de la Roche sur l'Ognon.She became lady of Beirut on the death of her sister Isabelle d'Ibelin...
Kings of Jerusalem
The King of Jerusalem was the supreme ruler of the Crusader States, founded by Christian princes in 1099 when the First Crusade took the city; it disappeared with the departure of the last crusader o...
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Utupurshi of Diauehi
Diauehi or Diaokhi , Daiaeni (Georgian: დიაოხი) was a coalition of tribes, or kingdoms, located in northeastern Anatolia, that was formed in the 12th century BC in the post-Hittite period. It is ...
Utupurshi of Diauehi - Wikipedia
Abdullah I of Jordan
Abdullah I bin al-Hussein, King of Jordan (Arabic: عبد الله الأول بن الحسين‎, Abd Allāh ibn al-Husayn, February 1882 – 20 July 1951) born in Mecca, Hejaz, Ottoman Empire (in modern-day Saudi...
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George III of Georgia
Giorgi III (გიორგი III) (died 27 March 1184), of the Bagrationi dynasty, was king of Georgia from 1156 to 1184. His reign, and that of Tamar, are seen as the Golden Age of Georgia - the era of empir...
George III of Georgia - Wikipedia