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Hammurabi (also Hammurapi)

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Born: 1810 AD
Died: 1750 AD.

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Categories: King

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1810 B.C – He was born this year in Babylon. Hammurabi is known for the set of laws called Hammurabi's Code, one of the first written codes of law in recorded history. Owing to his reputation in modern times as an ancient lawgiver, Hammurabi's portrait is in many government buildings throughout the world. t was rediscovered there in 1901 and is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The code of Hammurabi contained 282 laws, written by scribes on 12 tablets.

 

1792 B.C - Hammurabi was one of the first dynasty kings of the city-state of Babylon, and inherited the throne from his father, Sin-muballit, in this year.

 

1766 BC, the powerful kingdom of Elam, which straddled important trade routes across the Zagros Mountains, invaded the Mesopotamian plain.

 

1763 – By this year, angered by Larsa's failure to come to his aid, Hammurabi turned on that southern power, thus gaining control of the entirety of the lower Mesopotamian plain.

 

1750 B.C – He died this year and passed the reigns of the empire on to his son Samsu-Iluna.


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