Biography of King of Asiria Adad-nirari II (911- 891 a.C.)

(IM-not-ra-ri) Assyrian king, son and successor of Ashur-dan II. With Adad-nirari II consolidated the resurgence of Assyria, thanks in part to the reforms initiated long ago by his father. According to the inscriptions of the monarch, he/she could rid some arameans, who drove out to mountainous areas, and some neohititas kingdoms (Carchemish), as well as fight against the Confederacy of Nairi. Twice defeated the Babylonian King Shamash-mudammiq, who snatched territories in the Tigris, even the border cities of Hit and Zanqu, on the Euphrates. In addition, took another victorious campaign against his successor Nabu-shuma-ukin I, to who imposed their conditions in a treaty that was enacted with the marriage of each sovereign with the daughter of the other, known by the synchronous Chronicle. Khanigalbat was another problem that forced to Adad-nirari II to engage in heavy fighting against the Aramaean States established there, who could defeat over the course of seven fierce campaigns. Its greatest success achieved by defeating Nur-adad, King of Nasibina (Nisibis), to whom prisoner brought to Assur. Soon after, they paid the Aramaean States of Laqe and Khindanu. Control of territories and their economic prosperity allowed him to graduate, recalling past times of splendor, as "King of all" and "King of the four zones". He/She was succeeded on the throne by his son Tukulti-ninurta II.