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Sargon I

Sargon I (c.2334–c.2279 bc) King of Akkad (c.2316–c.2279 bc). One of the first of the great Mesopotamian conquerors, he was a usurper who founded his capital at Agade (Akkad), from which his kingdom took its name. Sargon conquered Sumeria and Upper Mesopotamia and extracted tribute from lands as far w as the Mediterranean.

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