People > Shamshi-Adad V
Shamshi-Adad V was the king of Assyrian between 824 BC and 811 BC and was the son and successor to Shalmaneser III and his wife Shammuramat. He is named after the god Adad (Hadad). The first couple of years of Shamshi-Adad V's reign were marked by serious internal political struggles over the succession of the elder Shalmaneser III. The initial revolt had been led by Shamshi-Adad V's brother named Assur-danin-pal in 826 BC and was largely successful in gaining many cities to join his cause.
At the height of the rebellion over twenty-seven cities including Nineveh were in open revolt against the king and this caused great internal political and social strife that would last until 820 BC with the effects lasting even longer until the political reforms of Tiglath-Pileser III. Following the consolidation of power in Assyria, Shamshi-Adad V launched a military campaign to subdue Babylonia which he accomplished with a treaty between himself and Marduk-zakir-shumi I. In 814 BC he later led another campaign against the Babylonians and managed to defeat king Marduk-balassu-iqbi at the Battle of Dur-Papsukkal.