Nebuchadnezzar II
Nebuchadnezzar II (Akkadian Nabû-kudurri-usur): king of the ancient Babylonian empire, ruled 604-562. As a crown prince, he destroyed Aur, one of the capitals of Assyria; as a king, he captured Jerusalem in 587. He made a lasting impression on his compatriots; after his death, his country was conquered by the Persian king Cyrus, but all rebellious Babylonians took the throne name Nebuchadnezzar.
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