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

Manishtushu (or Maništušu) was a king of the Akkadian Empire from 2276 to 2261 BC.


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.


Manishtusu obelisk - Louvre Museum
  • 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