Autobiography of Harkhuf

2300 BC - 2259 BC

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The Autobiography of Harkhuf is a private tomb inscription from ancient Egypt. It is significant in Egyptology as one of the two most important, and the most famous, autobiographical inscriptions of Old Kingdom officials.His name sometimes spelled as Herkhuf, Horkhuf, or Hirkhuf, all that is known of his life comes from the inscriptions in his tomb at Qubbet el-Hawa on the west bank of the Nile at Aswan, near the First Cataract of the Nile. He was a native of Elephantine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Autobiography of Harkhuf has received more than 40,994 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Autobiography of Harkhuf is the 10,815th most popular politician (down from 10,721st in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 354th in 2019) and the 187th most popular Egyptian Politician.

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Among politicians, Autobiography of Harkhuf ranks 10,815 out of 15,710Before him are Cornelis Lely, Abdelaziz Djerad, Charibert of Laon, Jan Olszewski, Manuela Carmena, and Juan Álvarez Mendizábal. After him are Manto Mavrogenous, Emanuel Feuermann, Hertta Kuusinen, Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Lee Nak-yeon, and Shahu I.

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Among people born in 2300 BC, Autobiography of Harkhuf ranks 7Before him are Job, Sargon of Akkad, Enheduanna, Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, Neferkare Neby, and Dudu of Akkad.  Among people deceased in 2259 BC, Autobiography of Harkhuf ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Autobiography of Harkhuf ranks 394 out of 520Before him are Mostafa El-Nahas (1879), Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni (1940), Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi (1838), Stéphanos II Ghattas (1920), Mohamed Salah (1992), and Atom Egoyan (1960). After him are Guy Béart (1930), Aisha Abd al-Rahman (1913), Andrée Chedid (1920), Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzam (1893), Abu Ayyub al-Masri (1968), and Apion (-30).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Autobiography of Harkhuf ranks 187Before him are Al-Fa'iz bi-Nasr Allah (1149), Safiya Zaghloul (1876), Kamal Ganzouri (1933), Ahmed Aboul Gheit (1942), Mostafa El-Nahas (1879), and Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi (1838). After him are Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzam (1893), Cleomenes of Naucratis (-400), Nebetah (-1350), Atef Ebeid (1932), Zakaria Mohieddin (1918), and Ibrahim Mahlab (1949).