Died 1750 B.C.
Babylonian king (1792-1750) who made Babylon the chief Mesopotamian kingdom and codified the laws of Mesopotamia and Sumer.
Hammurabi (häm¡rä´bê), fl. 1792-1750 B.C., king of BABYLONIA. He founded an empire that was eventually destroyed by raids from Asia Minor. His code of laws, found on a column at Susa, is one of the greatest of the ancient codes.
British archaeologist Francis Steele reconstructs
the 18th century B.C. Hammurabi law code from excavations made at Nippur