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Isputahsu (Išputahšu) was a king of Kizzuwatna, probably during the mid 15th century BC (short chronology). He signed a treaty of alliance with the Hittite king Telepinu.[1]


His father was Pariyawatri, who maybe was not a king.[2]

The name of Isputahsu is Hittite and not Luwian.[3]


The first king of free Cilicia, Isputahsu was recorded as a "great king" in both cuneiform and Hittite hieroglyphs. A treaty between Ishputahshu and Telepinu is recorded in both Hittite and Akkadian.[4]


  1. ^ The Routledge Handbook of The People and Places of Ancient Western Asia by Trevor Bryce
  2. ^ The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce
  3. ^ Yakubovich 2010, pp. 273–4
  4. ^ Hallo, William W. (1971). The Ancient Near East: A History. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. pp. 111–112.