Ashur-uballit I

Ashur-uballit I (Aššur-uballiṭ I), was king of the Assyrian empire (1365 BC-1330 BC or 1353 BC – 1318 BC). His reign marks Assyria's independence from the kingdom of Mitanni, by defeating Shuttarna II; and the beginning of Assyria's emergence as a powerful empire. Later on, due to disorder in Babylonia following the death of the Kassite king Burnaburiash II, Ashur-uballit established Kurigalzu II on the Babylonian throne, in the first of what would become a series of Assyrian interventions in Babylonian affairs.

Read more about Ashur-uballit I:  Amarna Letters, Babylonian Wars

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Ashur-uballit I - Babylonian Wars
... With Assyrian power firmly established, Ashur-uballit started to make contacts with other great nations ... Ashur-uballit was only able to stop the Babylonian army at Sugagu, not far south from the capital Assur ...