The Reign of Hammurabi

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In History
  • 1,792 BCE

    The 6th King of the Babylons

    The 6th King of the Babylons
    Reigned over the Babylonian Empire from 1792 - 1750 BCE
    Hammurabi Picture: https://www/ushistory.org/civ/4c.asp
  • 1,792 BCE

    Ascended the Throne in 1792

    Ascended the Throne in 1792
    Ascended the Throne from his father "Sin-Mubalit" in 1792
  • 1,792 BCE

    1792 Hammurabi's Chief Rival Conquers Isin

    1792 Hammurabi's Chief Rival Conquers Isin
    Rim Sin of Larsa, ascended to throne with Hammurabi and ruled over southern district of Babylonia. Rim Sin conquered Isin and became Hammurabi's Chief Rival
  • 1,790 BCE

    Hammurabi takes over Most of Mesopotamia

    Hammurabi takes over Most of Mesopotamia
    http://www.ancient.eu/image/73/
    Hammurabi allies with Nippur and Lagash to take over Uruk and Isin from Previous Ally Larsa.
  • 1,772 BCE

    The Code of Hammurabi

    The Code of Hammurabi
    Hammurabi mainly focused on enlarging his empire, as his father did before him, rather than aggravating his rival Rim Sin. In this period was when he created the famous code of Laws that many later civilizations then began to emulate. Establishment was in 1772.
  • 1,761 BCE

    Hammurabi Destroys Mari

    Hammurabi Destroys Mari
    Hammurabi betrays his friend Zimri - Lim, of Mari, in pursuit of conquest and ruling the lands of Mari, which were a vital trade route.
  • 1,750 BCE

    The Death of Hammurabi

    Hammurabi died in 1750 BCE. Leaving his empire to his son completely.
  • 1,749 BCE

    Hammurabi Relinquished Throne to his Son

    Hammurabi Relinquished Throne to his Son
    By 1755 Hammurabi was old and frail. Hammurabi, relinquishes his throne to his son, Samsu - Lluna, who took over all responsibilities as king, in place of his father.
  • 1,595 BCE

    Fall of The Empire of Hammurabi

    Fall of The Empire of Hammurabi
    None of Hammurabi's Successors could upkeep the nation spiraling down to disaster, without its great ruler. Hittites and Kassite invaded, destroying all Hammurabi created.
  • The Code in Present Days

    The Code in Present Days
    Hammurabi is best known for his Code of Laws or the "Code of Hammurabi, which paved the way as being one of the earliest forms of written texts. Some go as far as saying that many modern laws are emulations of the code. Though radical, as "an eye for an eye", these laws allowed for peace within Hammurabi's empire. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Code-of-Hammurabi