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Ca. 1115-1076 BCE

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Tiglath-Pileser 1
Akkadian: Tukulti-apil-esharra
Also called: Tilgath-Pilneser; Pul; Pulu

Assyria of Tiglath-Pileser 1

(Dead 1076 BCE) Ruler of Assyria ca. 1115-1076 BCE, 39 years.
He is ranked among the greatest kings of Assyria during its Middle period. During the first years of his reign, he focused on pacifying the lands to the north and northwest, from Lake Van to the Syrian coast. Yet, the Arameans of the northwest never came under control, war in these lands became a recurring issue throughout his reign.
The empire he left his successor was a capricious one, the following decades became a period of substantial territorial loss for Assyria.
He built many grand buildings in Ashur and Nineveh and other cities.

Ca. 1115: Succeeds his father, Ashur-resh-ishi 1, as king of Assyria.
1112: Fights a people we know as Mushki, possibly Phrygians in the northern regions of Assyria.
1111: Campaigns against Commagene, and the Hittites were driven out of northwestern provinces of Assyria.
1110: Takes Comana i Cappadocia.
1109: Takes on the Arameans of northern Syria.
After 1100: Conquers northern Babylonia.
1076: Dies naturally, and is succeeded by his son, Asharid-apal-Ekur.

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By Tore Kjeilen