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Title King of Akkadian Empire
Parent(s) Sargon of Akkad
Relatives En-hedu-ana (sister)
Manishtushu (brother)
Naram-Sin of Akkad (nephew)

Rimush (or Rimuš) was the second king of the Akkadian Empire. He was the son of Sargon of Akkad and Queen Tashlultum. He was succeeded by his brother Manishtushu, and was an uncle of Naram-Sin of Akkad.

According to the Sumerian King List, his reign lasted 9 years (though variant copies read 7 or 15 years.) There is one surviving year-name for an unknown year in his reign: "Year in which Adab was destroyed".

See also[edit]


  • Kramer, S. Noah, The Sumerians: Their History, Culture and Character, Chicago, 1963
  1. ^ Who's Who in the Ancient Near East - Page 137 by Gwendolyn
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sargon of Akkad
King of Akkad
ca. 2214 - 2206 BC (short)
Succeeded by
King of Kish, Uruk, Lagash, and Umma
ca. 2214 - 2206 BC (short)
Preceded by
Luh-ishan of Awan
Overlord of Elam
ca. 2214 - 2206 BC (short)