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 1300s 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 1,277,389 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ay is the 434th most popular politician (down from 378th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Egypt and the 17th most popular Egyptian 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 434 out of 15,710Before him are Chagatai Khan, Alfred Rosenberg, Henry II of England, Arcadius, Baibars, and Louis, Grand Dauphin. After him are Otho, Albert II of Belgium, Franz von Papen, John II of France, Jiang Zemin, and Mahmoud Abbas.

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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 Thutmose IV, Meritaten, Kiya, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, Arnuwanda II, Tadukhipa, Yuya, Mutnedjmet, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, and Neferneferure.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Ay ranks 40 out of 520Before him are Horemheb (-1319), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Demis Roussos (1946), Philo (-15), Baibars (1223), and Cyril of Alexandria (376). After him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Hagar (-1800), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Dalida (1933), and Ramesses III (-1217).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Ay ranks 17Before him are Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), Khufu (-2700), Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), and Baibars (1223). After him are Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), and Ahmose I (-1560).