1380 BC - 1400 BC

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Ay was the penultimate pharaoh of ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty. He held the throne of Egypt for a brief four-year period in the late 14th century BC. Prior to his rule, he was a close advisor to two, and perhaps three, other pharaohs of the dynasty. It is theorized that he was the power behind the throne during Tutankhamun's reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ay has received more than 1,340,551 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ay is the 553rd most popular politician (down from 434th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 40th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Politician.

Ay is most famous for being the first language of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs were the dominant civilization in Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th centuries.

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Among politicians, Ay ranks 553 out of 15,577Before him are Patrice Lumumba, John, King of England, Mahmoud Abbas, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, Józef Piłsudski, and Stephen Báthory. After him are Valentinian III, Musa I of Mali, Galerius, Louis I of Hungary, Robert Schuman, and Władysław IV Vasa.

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Among people born in 1380 BC, Ay ranks 1After him is Shattiwaza. Among people deceased in 1400 BC, Ay ranks 2Before him is Ankhesenamun. After him are Meritaten, Thutmose IV, Jethro, Kiya, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, Arnuwanda II, Yuya, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, Neferneferure, and Tudḫaliya I.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Ay ranks 43 out of 582Before him are Horemheb (-1319), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ramesses III (-1217), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Philo (-15), and Ahmose I (-1560). After him are Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Khufu (-2700), Manetho (-201), and Smenkhkare (-1400).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Ay ranks 17Before him are Seti I (-1323), Khafra (-2550), Caesarion (-47), Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), and Ahmose I (-1560). After him are Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Khufu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Farouk of Egypt (1920), and Cleopatra I Syra (-204).