1400 BC - 1336 BC

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Akhenaten (pronounced ), also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, (Ancient Egyptian: ꜣḫ-n-jtn, meaning "Effective for the Aten"), was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh reigning c. 1353–1336 or 1351–1334 BC, the tenth ruler of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Before the fifth year of his reign, he was known as Amenhotep IV (Ancient Egyptian: jmn-ḥtp, meaning "Amun is satisfied", Hellenized as Amenophis IV). As a pharaoh, Akhenaten is noted for abandoning Egypt's traditional polytheism and introducing Atenism, or worship centered around Aten. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akhenaten has received more than 5,015,291 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Akhenaten is the 55th most popular politician (down from 47th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Politician.

Akhenaten is most famous for being the first monotheistic ruler of Egypt. He was also the father of Tutankhamun.

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Among politicians, Akhenaten ranks 55 out of 15,710Before him are Caligula, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Trajan, Hammurabi, and Henry Kissinger. After him are Saddam Hussein, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Mary, Queen of Scots, Nicholas II of Russia, Diocletian, and Pontius Pilate.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Akhenaten ranks 2Before him is Nefertiti. After him are Miriam, Smenkhkare, Meritaten, Shalmaneser I, Kiya, Muršili II, Jethro, Meritamen, Ashur-uballit I, and Adad-nirari I. Among people deceased in 1336 BC, Akhenaten ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Akhenaten ranks 5 out of 520Before him are Moses (-1393), Tutankhamun (-1341), Nefertiti (-1400), and Ptolemy (100). After him are Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), and Origen (185).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Akhenaten ranks 2Before him are Tutankhamun (-1341). After him are Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Amenhotep III (-1403), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anwar Sadat (1918), Rudolf Hess (1894), Khafra (-2550), and Seti I (-1323).