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Ca. 1295-1264 BCE

Mesopotamia / Kings /
Assyria / Middle period / Kings /
Adad-nirari 1

(Dead 1264 BCE) Ruler of Assyria ca. 1295-1264, 31 years.
Through his military campaigns, Assyria during his reign grew to become one of the main powers in Mesopotamia. He conquered lands of northern Mesopotamia, and subdued Mitanni.
He is the first Assyrian king for which the contemporary accounts have survived, at least in part.

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