Semiramis (Biographical details)

Semiramis (royal/imperial; Mesopotamian; Female; 9thC BC; active)

Also known as

Semiramis; Sammu-ramat; Assyria


Assyrian queen and consort of Shamshi-Adad V (824–811 BC), king of Assyria, and mother of Adad-nirari III (811–783 BC), his successor. Legendary founder, with her husband Ninus, of ancient Nineveh; mother of Ninias/Ninyas (q.v.). Inspiration of the Semiramis of the Greeks who wrongly associated her as the founder of Babylon and the builder of its city walls.