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Labynētus

Λαβύνητος). A name common to several of the Babylonian monarchs, seems to have been a title rather than a proper name. The Labynetus mentioned by Herodotus (i. 74) as arranging a peace between Cyaxares and Alyattes is the same with Nebuchadnezzar. The Labynetus mentioned by Herodotus (i. 77) as a contemporary of Cyrus and Croesus is the same with the Belshazzar of the prophet Daniel. By other writers he is called Nabonadius or Nabonidus. He was the last king of Babylon.

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