|Shamshi-Adad V, King of Assyria (823-811BC)
Shamshi-Adad V, King of Assyria (823-811BC)
The first years of his reign saw a serious struggle for the succession of the aged Shalmaneser. The revolt was leaded by Shamshi-Adad's brother Ashur-dayyin-apli, and broke out already in 826 BC. The rebellious brother, according to Shamshi-Adad's own inscriptions, succeeded in bringing to his side 27 important cities, including Nineveh. The rebellion lasted until 820 BC, which caused a weakening of the Assyrian empire and of its ruler, which would later show its consequences until the reforms of Tiglath-pileser III.
Later in his reign, Shamshi-Adad campaigned against Southern Mesopotamia, and stipulated a treaty with the Babylonian king Marduk-zakir-shumi.
Shamshi-Adad married Princess Sammur-amat of Babylon.