Chronology of the Kings of Assyria
(the Neo-Assyrian Empire)
c. 966–609 BCE




Reign
Names of the Kings
Succession
Notes
Links
967—935
Tiglath-pileser II
Tukultī-apil-Ešarra
son of Ashur-resh-ishi II
Wikipedia
article
934—912
Ashur-dan II
Aššur-dan
son of Tiglath-pileser II
Wikipedia
article
911—891
Adad-nirari II
son of Ashur-dan II
Wikipedia
article
890—884
Tukulti-ninurta II
son of Adad-nirari II
Wikipedia
article
883—859
Ashurnasirpal II
Aššur-nâṣir-apli
son of Tukulti-ninurta II
Stela

Wikipedia
article
858—824
Shalmaneser III
Šulmānu-ašarēd
son of Ashurnasirpal II
Stela

Wikipedia
article
823—811
Shamshi-Adad V
Šamši-adad
son of Shalmaneser III
Stela

Wikipedia
article
810—783
Adad-nirari III
son of Shamshi-Adad V
Wikipedia
article
782—773
Shalmaneser IV
Šulmānu-ašarēd
son of Adad-nirari III
Wikipedia
article
772—755
Ashur-dan III
Aššur-dan
son of Shalmaneser IV
Wikipedia
article
755—744
Ashur-nirari V
Aššur-nirari
son of Ashur-dan III
Wikipedia
article
744—727
Tiglath-pileser III
Tukultī-apil-Ešarra
He was likely a usurper.
2 Kings 15–16
Wikipedia
article
726—722
Shalmaneser V
Šulmānu-ašarēd
son of Tiglath-pileser III
2 Kings 17–18
Wikipedia
article
721—705
Sargon II
Šarru-kên
son of Tiglath-pileser III
Isaiah 20:1
died in battle against the Cimmerians
Wikipedia
article
704—681
Sennacherib
Sîn-aḫḫī-erība
son of Sargon II
Annals of Sennacherib
2 Kings 18–19 //
Isaiah 36–37 //
2 Chron 32:1-23
assassinated by son, Arda-Mulissi
Wikipedia
article

"The Murder of Sennacherib" by Simo Parpola
680—669
Esarhaddon
Aššur-aḫḫe-iddina
son of Sennacherib
2 Kings 19:37 //
Isaiah 37:38
Stela 1

Stela 2

Wikipedia
article
668—627
Ashurbanipal
Aššur-bāni-apli
son of Esarhaddon
Wikipedia
article
627—623
Ashur-etel-ilani
Aššur-etel-ilani
son of Ashurbanipal
Wikipedia
article
623—612
Sin-sharra-ishkun
Sîn-šarra-iškun
brother of Ashur-etel-ilani and
son of Ashurbanipal
Wikipedia
article
612
Assyria was invaded
and conquered by
a coalition of
the Medes and Babylonians
end of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Wikipedia
article
612—609
Ashur-uballit II
Aššur-ubalit
either a usurper or possibly the brother of Sin-sharra-ishkun
ruled from Harran
and his fate unknown
Wikipedia
article


Select Bibliography


Grayson, A. Kirk. "Assyria: Ashur-Dan II to Ashur-Nirari V (954–745 B.C.)." In The Prehistory of the Balkans; and the Middle East and the Aegean World, Tenth to Eighth Centuries B.C., edited by John Boardman et al., 238–79. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Grayson, A. Kirk. "Mesopotamia: History and Culture of Assyria." In Anchor Bible Dictionary, edited by David Noel Freedman, 4:732–55. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Hallo, William W., and William K. Simpson. The Ancient Near East: A History. 2nd ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998.

Leick, Gwendolyn. Who's Who in the Ancient Near East. London: Routledge, 1999.

Liverani, Mario. The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy. 2nd ed. Translated by Soraia Tabatabai. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Oppenheim, A. Leo. Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization. Rev. ed. Completed by Erica Reiner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977.

Saggs, H. W. F. The Might That Was Assyria. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1984.

Van de Mieroop, Marc. A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000–323 BC. 3rd ed. Blackwell History of the Ancient World. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2015.


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