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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||19th century BC – 18th century BC – 17th century BC|
|Decades:||1770s BC 1760s BC 1750s BC – 1740s BC – 1730s BC 1720s BC 1710s BC|
|Years:||1749 BC 1748 BC 1747 BC 1746 BC 1745 BC 1744 BC 1743 BC 1742 BC 1741 BC 1740 BC|
The 1740s BC was a decade lasting from January 1, 1749 BC to December 31, 1740 BC.
Events and trends
- 1749 BC–Samsu-iluna succeeds Hammurabi as king of Babylon. However, his rule is not very effective, and Mesopotamia endures turmoil during his reign.
- c. 1740 BC–An Akkadian-Assyrian governor named Puzur-Sin drives the Babylonians and Amorites into the north, out of the land of Assyria.
- Rim-Sin I, ruler of the Middle Eastern city-state of Larsa since 1758 BC
- Samsu-iluna, king of Babylon
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