List of rulers in the 19th century BC Chr.

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This is a synchronous representation of the reigns of pre-ancient rulers in the 19th century BC , visualized in the form of equally scaled timelines.

The dates follow medium chronology and are neither certain nor final nor complete. Please note general information!

Amenemhet IV. Amenemhet III. Sesostris III. Sesostris II. Amenemhet II.
Old Assyrian Empire
Šamši-Adad I. Ērišum II. Narām-Sîn Puzur-Aššur II. Šarru-kīn I.
Ancient Babylon
Sin-muballit Apil-Sin Sabium Sumulael Sumu-abum
Damiq-ilīšu Sîn-māgir Ur-dukuga Iter-pīša Zambija Enlil-bāni (Isin) Erra-imitti Lipit-Enlil Būr-Sin Ur-Ninurta
Rim-Sin I. Warad-Sin Silli-Adad Siniqišam Sineribam Siniddinam Nur-Adad Sumuel Abisare
Rim-Sin I. Nabi-Ilischu Rim-Anum Irdanene Anam Sin-Gamil Sin-Eribam Sin-Kaschid
Approximate areas of influence around 1900 ...
... and around 1800 BC ("Babylon" here means Babylonia and, according to the middle chronology, was not unified until the following century)


Rulers' periods marked as unexplained: For neither of the two rulers concerned before and after this period, information on the assumption or cession of government is possible, so that in the period marked in this way, the ruler before or after could have ruled.

During the periods known as "co-regency", father and son shared rulership over the country.

For the period 1900-1800 BC there are further details about rulers that are not listed here for various reasons. This includes mythical ancestral kings but also rulers who cannot be precisely fixed in time. See, for example, the lists of the kings of Ireland , Byblos , Argos , Sikyon , Ešnunna , Korea , and the Xia dynasty . The kings of Elam are only partially reproduced here.

Deputies and viceroys are only listed here if the territory they administer formed an independent state before or afterwards.


In the timeline, a gap of one year symbolizes that the transition between two rulers will be assumed around this time. If the transition period can be determined more precisely, this is indicated by a thinner line. Larger gaps between two names do not necessarily mean that there was no ruler; but indicate an uncertainty. If no colored bars are displayed, the relevant rulers cannot be dated more precisely according to the latest research. The representation does not claim to be complete.

Specifically, the dating according to Nissen (2012) is used here for the information on ancient oriental kings and the dating according to Beckerath (1994) for the information on Egyptian kings. There are no reliable data for other parts of the world at this time, not even for China (compare chronological project Xia-Shang-Zhou ).

General note: Due to the problems with ancient oriental and Egyptian chronology, the information in this list has not been finalized. This is based on the Middle Chronology , which is commonly used as a convention among ancient orientalists. Specialist authors usually state which assumptions / chronologies their writings are based on: Depending on the opinion, the dating of great kings and pharaohs can be in the period before the 14th century BC. By several decades from the information used here.

Due to new archaeological findings, the state of research and current doctrine on dating can occasionally change abruptly. If more recent findings are incorporated, the simultaneity of rulers must be checked (this should be guaranteed according to archaeological evidence) and the chronology used and the source / place of discovery must be indicated.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Hans Jörg Nissen : History of the Ancient Near East . Oldenbourg Verlag, 2nd edition 2012, Munich. ISBN 3-486-59223-8 .
  2. Jürgen von Beckerath : Chronology of the Pharaonic Egypt. The timing of Egyptian history from prehistoric times to 332 BC BC (= Munich Egyptological Studies . Vol. 46). von Zabern, Mainz 1997.