Ashurbanipal (Biographical details)

Ashurbanipal (ruler; Mesopotamian; Male; 668BC - 627BC; ruled)

Also known as

Ashurbanipal; Sardanapalus; Assurbanipal


King of Assyria, credited with building the "North Palace" at Nineveh and with founding a library of cuneiform tablets. Also known in later Greek tradition as Sardanapalus, although this tradition may in part confuse him with the last King of Assyria, Sin-sharra-ishkun.