Ashur-dan II

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Ashur-Dan II (Aššur-dān), was a King of Assyria (c. 935–912 BC).


Ashur-Dan II succeeded his father, Tiglath-Pileser II. He was succeeded by his son Adad-nirari II.

He reigned from 935 BC until his death in 912 BC.

Ashur-dan II concentrated on rebuilding Assyria within its natural borders, from Tur Abdin to the foothills beyond Arbel, he built government offices in all provinces, and as an economic boost, provided ploughs throughout the land, which yielded record grain production.

He was followed by four able kings, who used the foundation which he had laid to make Assyria the major world power of its time.

Preceded by
Tiglath-Pileser II
King of Assyria
935–912 BC
Succeeded by
Adad-nirari II