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Ahmose I

1560 BC - 1525 BC

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Ahmose I (Ancient Egyptian: jꜥḥ ms(j .w), reconstructed /ʔaʕaħ'maːsjə/ (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 963,313 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Ahmose I is the 541st most popular politician (up from 709th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 16th 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 541 out of 15,577Before him are Sonia Gandhi, Sergio Mattarella, Anthony Eden, Theodosius II, Rehoboam, and Franz von Papen. After him are Emperor Wu of Han, Gideon, Philip III of France, Nizam al-Mulk, Abdülaziz, and Patrice Lumumba.

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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 42 out of 582Before him are Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ramesses III (-1217), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), and Philo (-15). After him are Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Khufu (-2700), and Manetho (-201).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Ahmose I ranks 16Before him are Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Seti I (-1323), Khafra (-2550), Caesarion (-47), Menkaure (-2001), and Horemheb (-1319). After him are Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Khufu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), and Farouk of Egypt (1920).