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Born Manishtushu
Other names Maništušu
Title King of Akkadian Empire
Children Naram-Sin of Akkad
Parents Sargon of Akkad
Queen Tashlultum
Relatives En-hedu-ana (sister)
Rimush (brother)
Ibarum (brother)
Shar-Kali-Sharri (grandson)

Manishtushu[pronunciation?] was a king of the Akkadian Empire from 2276 to 2261 BC. His name is also spelled as Maništušu.


Manishtushu was the son of Sargon of Akkad and Queen Tashlultum, brother of En-hedu-ana and the father of Naram-Sin. He was preceded by his younger brother Rimush, was assassinated by members of his own court, and was succeeded by his son Naram-Sin.


  • Conquered the city of Shirasum in Elam, what is modern day West/Southwest Iran.
  • Sailed a fleet down the Tigris River that eventually traded with 37 other nations as well as plundered silver mines.
  • Rebuilt the destroyed temple of Ishtar in Nineveh 2260 BCE.

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Preceded by
King of Akkad
King of Kish, Uruk, Lagash, and Umma
Overlord of Elam

ca. 2205 - 2191 BC (short)
Succeeded by