c.774 - 727 BC
King of Assyria

Tiglath-Pileser was an able warrior and administrator who laid the foundation of the late Assyrian empire.

Before his reign Assyria was threatened by stronger external enemies, but Tiglath-Pileser succeeeded in subjecting Syria and Palestine, and he merged the kingdoms of Babylonia and Assyria in his own person. He introduced the policy of trans-planting the populations of the conquered lands.

Tiglath-Pileser III's conquests and reforms led to the establishment of the Neo-Assyrian Kingdom as a true empire.

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