Nebuchanezzar was born in 635 B.C.E to King Nabopalssar
of Babylon. There is little known about this future kings early life.
610 B.C.E-Nebuchanezzar becomes the leader
of his father's military.
605 B.C.E- King Nabopalssar dies and Nebuchanezzar
takes power and launches an attack against Egypt and is successful. Through
this military success he gains more power, both militarily and politically.
601 BCE- launches another attack against
Egypt, however, this time is defeated by King Necho II. He sufferes
597 BCE-launches a full out
attack against upstart Judah by attacking its largest city Jerusalem. He
defeats Judah, conquers King Jehoiakim, and took the captives back to Babylon
and made them slaves with some freedoms.
571 BCE- Sends his troops against Egypt
once again, and this time conquers the city Tyre, which greatly extends
his empire and adds wealth.
Throughout his reign there were many
uprisings by the slaves that Nebuchanezzar suppressed.
There is little known about his final years. He died 562 BCE,
and his son takes power.
Nebuchanezzar is not only known for his military endevours. Nebuchanezzar
also beautified his city. He his most famous for creating the Hanging
Gardens of Babylon and the Gate of Ishtar.
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