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Akhenaten (pronounced ), also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, (Ancient Egyptian: ꜣḫ-n-jtn ʾŪḫə-nə-yātəy, pronounced [ˈʔuːχəʔ nə ˈjaːtəj], 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 5,952,497 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Akhenaten is the 42nd most popular politician (up from 55th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 5th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 42 out of 15,577Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Justinian I, Richard III of England, Umar, Selim II, and Franz Joseph I of Austria. After him are Pericles, Maria Theresa, Ulysses S. Grant, Nero, Leon Trotsky, and Peter the Great.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Akhenaten ranks 2Before him is Nefertiti. After him are Miriam, Smenkhkare, Meritaten, Jethro, Kiya, Shalmaneser I, Meritamen, Muršili II, 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 6 out of 582Before him are Moses (-1393), Cleopatra (-69), Tutankhamun (-1341), Ptolemy (100), and Nefertiti (-1400). After him are Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Catherine of Alexandria (287), and Joshua (-1355).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Akhenaten ranks 3Before him are Cleopatra (-69) and Tutankhamun (-1341). After him are Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Amenhotep III (-1403), Rudolf Hess (1894), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Seti I (-1323), and Khafra (-2550).