Three Assyrian kings bore this name. The first (c 1115-1077 BC) brought about a brief revival of Assyrian power by conquests in Syria, Urartu, and Babylon. The second reigned from c 965-932 BC, but was not significant. Tiglathpileser III (745-727 BC) was the real founder of the later Assyrian empire, who restored and extended the empire after the 9th century Neo-Assyrian empire collapsed. He set up an administration and made military conquests of Syria and Palestine. He also annexed Babylon (Babylonia) as a client state, effectively merging the kingdoms.