721 B.C. – Became one of Assyria’s great kings during the last century of its history. He extended and consolidated the conquests of his presumed father, Tiglath-pileser III.
714 B.C. – An unparalleled record of Sargon’s eighth campaign—in the form of a letter to the god Ashur—has been recovered.
– Sargon led the Assyrian armies from Kalakh, which at the time was still his residence, into the areas around modern As-Sulaimaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan and into the highlands of the Zagros range beyond.
705 B.C. – Sargon is assumed to have died in battle.