Esarhaddon Timeline

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  • 685 BCE
    Ashurbanipal is born to King Esarhaddon and Queen Ashur-Hamat.
  • 683 BCE
    Sennacherib chooses Zakutu's son, Esarhaddon, as his successor.
  • 681 BCE - 669 BCE
    Reign of Esarhaddon who expands the empire.
  • c. 680 BCE
    Esarhaddon decrees restoration of Babylon.
  • 676 BCE
    Esarhaddon defeats the Cimmerians.
  • 673 BCE
    Esarhaddon defeats Urartu, secures borders of his empire.
  • 673 BCE
    First Egyptian Campaign, Assyrians are defeated and retreat.
  • 671 BCE
    Second Egyptian Campaign, Assyrian army successfully captures Memphis and conquers Egypt.
  • c. 670 BCE
    Esarhaddon chooses his son Ashurbanipal as heir to the throne.
  • 669 BCE
    Esarhaddon dies en route to Egypt to fortify his rule there.