Ahmose I

1560 BC - 1525 BC

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Ahmose I (Ancient Egyptian: jꜥḥ ms(j.w), reconstructed /ʔaʕaħ'ma:sjə/ (MK), Egyptological pronunciation Ahmose, sometimes written as Amosis or Aahmes, meaning "Iah (the Moon) is born") was a pharaoh and founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. He was a member of the Theban royal house, the son of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao and brother of the last pharaoh of the Seventeenth dynasty, Kamose. During the reign of his father or grandfather, Thebes rebelled against the Hyksos, the rulers of Lower Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmose I has received more than 809,257 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ahmose I is the 710th most popular politician (up from 717th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 56th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Egyptian Politician.

Ahmose I was the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, and is most famous for reuniting Egypt after a period of civil war.

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Among politicians, Ahmose I ranks 710 out of 15,710Before him are Heydar Aliyev, Ögedei Khan, Malik-Shah I, Vytautas, Mary of Hungary, and Konstantin von Neurath. After him are Manuel II Palaiologos, Sima Yi, Grigory Potemkin, Sargon II, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and Christian X of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1560 BC, Ahmose I ranks 1After him are Ahhotep I and Nubkheperre Intef. Among people deceased in 1525 BC, Ahmose I ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Ahmose I ranks 53 out of 520Before him are Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), and Manetho (-201). After him are Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), Farouk of Egypt (1920), and Appian (95).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Ahmose I ranks 23Before him are Ay (-1380), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60). After him are Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), and Shoshenq I (-1000).