- NAME: Sargon
- OCCUPATION: Dictator
- BIRTH DATE: 2334 BCE
- DEATH DATE: 2215 BCE
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Azupiranu, Mesopotamia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Akkad, Mesopotamia
- AKA: Sargon of Akkad
- AKA: Sargon the Great
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Sargon is an ancient Mesopotamian ruler who established what is thought to be the world’s first empire, reigning during the 23rd century B.C.
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Sargon, who was also known as Sharukkin, was the ruler of Akkad in Mesopotamia from 2340 to 2305 B.C., and is credited with creating the world’s first known empire. The Akkadians expanded their territory into locales along the Euphrates River and northern parts of the Middle East, including Syria and Turkey. The empire was eventually felled by drought.
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