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Who is the most ancient historical Indo-European who is known by name?

In other words, is it Pythonos, king of Kussara (17th century BC) or are there more ancient figures?

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There's links?? –  American Luke Jun 12 '12 at 12:42
    
There is now, LOL –  code4life Sep 25 '12 at 14:04

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Jared Diamond refers to "Hittite-like names in Assyrian," and there's a (possibly mythical) Hittite king from 23rd century bce, Pamba.

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This is probably pretty much going to be it. Hittite split off from Indo-European even before the East-West split happened, and the Hittites would have been the first Indo-Europeans to be encountered (in great numbers) by a literate people. –  T.E.D. Jun 13 '12 at 17:16

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