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A·shur·ba·ni·pal(ä′sho͝or-bä′nə-päl′) also As·sur·ba·ni·pal (ä′so͝or-) fl. seventh century bc.
King of Assyria (669-626) who was a noted patron of literature and the arts.
(Biography) died ?626 bc, king of Assyria (?668–?626): son of Esarhaddon. He built the magnificent palace and library at Nineveh. Greek name: Sardanapalus
A•shur•ba•ni•pal(ˌɑ ʃʊərˈbɑ niˌpɑl)
died 626? B.C., king of Assyria 668?–626? b.c.