Biography of King of Urartu Ishpuini (832-810 a.C.)

(Ish-pu-u-i-ni or Ush-pi-na) King of Urartu, son and successor of Sarduri I. His reign meant the consolidation of the State emerged around Lake Van, above all thanks to his military campaigns was able to launch against the North (Lake Sildir), against the South of lake Urmia, and against the countries of the maneos and Parsuash. These conquests, which greatly expanded their territories, made him entitled "King of the land of Nairi" and "King of all", following the Assyrian influence of Royal titles. Personally, Ishpuini gave samples of religious piety, known by different inscriptions and stelae which have become of such a King (bilingual Kelishini wake). According to them, Ishpuini not only built temples, but it also made a pilgrimage to them (visit to the Temple of the God Khaldi in the country of Musasir). Although Assyria not launched military offensives against Urartu, since such power was living at the time the last years of the reign of Shalmaneser III, then, with the reign of Shamshi-Adad V, there was support for three consecutive years serious incursions. Ishpuini set its administrative capital at Tushpa (the Turushpa of Assyrian sources). During the last nine years of his reign, associated its name your child menu, although ignored if it granted plots of power. In the last year of his life also associated the name of her grandson Inushpua.