People > Tukulti-Ninurta II
Tukulti-Ninurta II was a king of Assyria between 891 BCE and 884 BCE and was the second king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. He was the son of the previous king named Adad-nirari II who founded the Neo-Assyrian Empire and was responsible for continuing the military expansion of Assyria by conquering and subjugating the Hittites, Babylonia, Aram, as well as conquering tribes throughout the Zagros Mountains such as the Persians and the Medes.
Tukulti-Ninurta II only ruled for a brief period in Assyria before he was replaced by Ashur-nasir-pal I.Tukulti-Ninurta II was King of Assyria from 891 BC to 884 BC. He was the second king of the Neo Assyrian Empire. Family His father was Adad-nirari II, the first king of the Neo-Assyrian period. His son succeeded him and was named Ashurnasirpal II. He consolidated the gains made by his father over the neo Hittites, Babylonians and Arameans, and successfully campaigned in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, subjugating the newly arrived Iranian peoples of the area, the Persians and Medes, during his brief reign. Preceded by Adad-nirari II King of Assyria 891–884 BC Succeeded by Ashurnasirpal II