Piyusti or Piyušti was a king of Hattusa during the 17th century BC (short chronology). He is mentioned in the Anitta text as being defeated by Anitta on at least two occasions.

Map showing where ruled Piyusti before he was defeated.

Anitta and PiyustiEdit

In the second encounter, Piyusti and his auxiliary troops were defeated at the town of Šalampa. Later, Anitta was able to storm the city of Hattusa at night after its defenders were weakened by famine. Anitta utterly destroyed and cursed the Hatti capital. The later Hittite kings had to completely rebuild the city.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Reign of Anitta
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of the Hittites by Charles Allen Burney
Last known title holder:
Hattian king
ca. 17th century BC
Succeeded by
as Hittite king