Hammurabi Biography.com

King(C. 1810 BC–1750 BC)
Hammurabi, the ruler of Babylon, is best known for the development of a code of laws to regulate Mesopotamian society.


Hammurabi was born circa 1810 BC in Babylon, modern day Iraq. The lasting contribution of Hammurabi on Babylonian society was his set of laws written on twelve stones and displayed publicly for all to see, the most common being, "Eye for eye, tooth for tooth." The laws are commonly known as Hammurabi's Code.

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