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...
Vakhtang II of Georgia
Vakhtang II (died 1292), of the dynasty of Bagrationi, was king of Georgia from 1289 to 1292. He reigned during the Mongol dominance of Georgia.A son of the western Georgian ruler, king David VI Narin...
Kurigalzu II
Kurigalzu II (ca. 1332-1308 BC short chronology) was the 22nd king of the Kassite or 3rd dynasty that ruled over Babylon. In more than twelve inscriptions, Kurigalzu names Burna-Buriaš II as his fathe...
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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...
Piyusti
Piyusti or Piyušti was a king of Hattusa during the 17th century BC (short chronology). He is mentioned in the Anitta text as being defeated by Anitta on at least two occasions.
In the second enc...
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Kings of Judah
The Kings of Judah were the monarchs who ruled over the ancient Kingdom of Judah after the death of Saul, when the Tribe of Judah elevated David to rule over it. After seven years, David became king o...
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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...
Baldwin V of Jerusalem
Baldwin V (Baldwin of Montferrat, also known as Baudouinet; August 1177 – August 1186) was crowned co-King of Jerusalem with his uncle, Baldwin IV in 1183, and once his uncle died, rei...
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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...
House of Saud
The House of Saud (Arabic: آل سعود‎ Āl Saʻūd) is the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia. The family has thousands of members. It is composed of the descendants of Muhammad bin Saud and his ...
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...
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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...
Inayatullah Khan
Inayatullah Khan Seraj (October 20, 1888 – August 12, 1946) was the King of Afghanistan from 14 January 1929 to 17 January 1929. He was the son of former Afghan King, Habibullah Khan. Inayatulla...
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Huzziya
Huzziya was the last recorded king of Zalpuwa. He was captured by Anitta the Hittite king of Neša. Anitta had been confronted with what appears to have been a military alliance of states stretching so...
Ardys I
Ardys I was the twenty-second king of Lydia, and the nineteenth king of the Heraclid dynasty; see List of Kings of Lydia. He was succeeded by his son, Alyattes I, according to Herodotus.He is believed...
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...
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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...
Talut
Talut is the Qur'anic name for Saul. Talut is mentioned in Sura 2 (The Cow), verses 246-251, as a king appointed by God to rule over the Children of Israel. The Qur'an then describes him leading a few...