Shalmaneser IV

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Shalmaneser IV
King of Assyria
King of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Reign783–773 BC
PredecessorAdad-Nirari III
SuccessorAshur-dan III
Died773 BC
IssueAshur-dan III
FatherAdad-Nirari III

Shalmaneser IV was king of Assyria (783–773 BC). He succeeded his father Adad-nirari III, and was succeeded by his brother Ashur-dan III. Very little information about his reign has survived.

According to the eponym canon, he led several campaigns against Urartu, his rulership was severely limited by the growing influence of high dignitaries, particularly that of Shamshi-ilu, who was then commander-in-chief of the army.


  • Georges Roux: Ancient Iraq, Penguin Books, London 1992, ISBN 0-14-012523-X, p. 302
Preceded by
Adad-nirari III
King of Assyria
783–773 BC
Succeeded by
Ashur-dan III