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Sumu-abum

Background

Sumu-Abum (also Su-abu) was an Amorite, and the first King of the First Dynasty of Babylon (the Amorite Dynasty). He reigned from 1894-1877 BC (middle chronology). He freed a small area of land previously ruled by the fellow Amorite city state of Kazallu which included Babylon, then a minor administrative center in southern Mesopotamia. Sumu-Abum (and indeed the three Amorite kings succeeding him) makes no claim to be King of Babylon, suggesting that the town was at this time still of little importance.[1] References[edit] Jump up ^ http://cdli.ucla.edu/tools/yearnames/HTML/T12K1.htm Year names of Sumu-Abum of Babylon - CDLI Regnal titles Preceded by New creation King of Babylon 1830 BC-1817 BC Succeeded by Sumu-la-El

First Dynasty of Babylon

King NameReign
Sumu-Abum1830—1817 BCE
Sumu-la-El1817—1781 BCE
Sabium1781—1767 BCE
Apil-Sin1767—1749 BCE
Sin-Muballit1748—1729 BCE
Hammurabi1728—1686 BCE
Samsu-iluna1686—1648 BCE
Abi-Eshuh1648—1620 BCE
Ammi-Ditana1620—1583 BCE
Ammi-Saduqa1582—1562 BCE
Samsu-Ditana1562—1531 BCE

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