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2600 BC - 2570 BC

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Djedefre (also known as Djedefra and Radjedef) was an ancient Egyptian king (pharaoh) of the 4th Dynasty during the Old Kingdom. He is well known by the Hellenized form of his name Rhatoisēs (Ῥατοίσης) by Manetho. Djedefre was the son and immediate throne successor of Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza; his mother is not known for certain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Djedefre has received more than 316,408 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Djedefre is the 1,503rd most popular politician (down from 906th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 61st in 2019) and the 35th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Djedefre is most famous for being the son of Khufu and the father of Khafre. He was the second king of the 4th dynasty and ruled for about 12 years.

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Among politicians, Djedefre ranks 1,503 out of 15,577Before him are Mentuhotep II, Numerian, Christian V of Denmark, Elisa Bonaparte, Theodore I Laskaris, and Lucius Junius Brutus. After him are Orestes, Æthelflæd, John Sigismund Zápolya, Ferenc Szálasi, Pepi II Neferkare, and Ḫattušili III.

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Among people born in 2600 BC, Djedefre ranks 1After him are Userkaf, Shepseskaf, Hetepheres II, Thamphthis, Bikheris, Meresankh III, Khentkaus I, Djedefhor, Kawab, Khamerernebty II, and Khamerernebty I. Among people deceased in 2570 BC, Djedefre ranks 2Before him is Khufu.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Djedefre ranks 86 out of 582Before him are Isetnofret (-1250), Saint Menas (285), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), Saint Sarah (100), and Athenaeus (200). After him are Ctesibius (-284), Pappus of Alexandria (290), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), Fuad I of Egypt (1868), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), and Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Djedefre ranks 35Before him are Meritaten (-1400), Shoshenq I (-1000), Psamtik I (-700), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), and Mohamed Morsi (1951). After him are Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), Fuad I of Egypt (1868), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985), Mohamed Naguib (1901), and Seti II (-1300).