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The Line of Hittite Kings

KING              ROYAL RELATIONSHIP                         MIDDLE CHRONOLOGY
Pithana                                                      early 18th c.
Anitta            son of Pithana                             mid 18th c.
Labarna           first known Hittite king                   1680-1650
Hattusili I       nephew/adopted son of Labarna              1650-1620
Mursili I         grandson/adopted son of Hattusili I        1620-1590
Hantili           assassin and brother-in-law of Mursili I   1590-1560
Zidanta I         son-in-law of Hantili                      1560-1550
Ammuna            son of Hantili                             1550-1530
Huzziya I         son of Ammuna?                             1530-1525
Telipinu          son of Zidanta I?/brother-in-law of Ammuna 1525-1500
Tahurwaili        ?
Alluwamna         son-in-law of Huzziya I
Hantili II        son of Alluwamna                           1500-1450
Zidanta II        ?
Huzziya II        ?
Muwatalli I       ?                                          
Tudhaliya II      son of Huzziya II?                         1450-1420
Arnuwanda I       son-in-law of Tudhaliya II                 1420-1400
Tudhaliya III     son of Arnuwanda I                         1400-1380
Tudhaliya         son of Tudhaliya III                       1380?
Hattusili II      ?                                          ?
Suppiluliuma I    son of Tudhaliya III or Hattusili II       1380-1340
Arnuwanda II      son of Suppiluliuma I                      1340-1339
Mursili II        son of Suppiluliuma I                      1339-1306
Muwatalli II      son of Mursili II                          1306-1282
Mursili III       son of Muwatalli II                        1282-1275
Hattusili III     son of Mursili II                          1275-1250
Tudhaliya IV      son of Hattusili III                       1250-1220
Karunta           son of Muwatalli/cousin of Tudhaliya IV    ?
Arnuwanda III     son of Tudhaliya IV                        1220-1215
Suppiluliuma II   son of Tudhaliya IV                        1215-1200

This chart is adapted from Gregory McMahan, "The History of the Hittites,"
Biblical Archaeologist, June/September 1989, p. 64.
Used with permission.