A wicked king, who was crowned king after his father Omri, and reigned for 22 years (1 Kings 16-29). At the time, was the most wicked leader the kingdom had seen (1 Kings 16:29). He married Jezebel who was a princess from Sidon (1 Kings 16:31) and actively setup altars to worship Baal (1 Kings 16:32-33). He pursued and killed prophets (1 Kings 18:13). He himself was killed in a battle against Syria.
After he died, his son Ahaziah became king (1 Kings 22:40).
It was during his reign that Elisha sealed the heavens and caused a famine, and the prophet also challenges the priests of Baal to see whose God could bring fire from heaven. Elisha also counseled the king, but was ignored. (BD, GS)