Arnuwanda I

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Arnuwanda I
Occupation King of Hittite empire
Predecessor Tudhaliya I
Successor Tudhaliya II
Spouse(s) Queen Ašmu-nikal
Children King Tudhaliya II
Prince Ašmi-Šarruma
Parent(s) unknown
Relatives Tudhaliya III (grandson)
Suppiluliuma I (grandson)

Arnuwanda I was a king of the Hittite empire. He became a ruler by marriage and was very religious.

Biography[edit]

Arnuwanda became a king by marriage. His wife was Ašmu-nikal, daughter of king Tudhaliya I. He became a successor of Tudhaliya as his son-in-law. He began his reign under a co-regency with Tudhaliya. His campaigns include an unsuccessful expedition against the kingdom of Arawa.

Family[edit]

Arnuwanda's parents are not known. He was a son-in-law of Tudhaliya and Nikal-mati. He had two sons, prince Ašmi-Šarruma and king Tudhaliya II. There is a very fragmentary text in which Arnuwanda names his son Tudhaliya as his future successor.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Tudhaliya I
Hittite king
ca. early 14th century BC
Succeeded by
Hattusili II (?) or
Tudhaliya II