Djedkare Isesi

2500 BC - 2380 BC

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Djedkare Isesi (known in Greek as Tancheres) was a pharaoh, the eighth and penultimate ruler of the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt in the late 25th century to mid-24th century BC, during the Old Kingdom. Djedkare succeeded Menkauhor Kaiu and was in turn succeeded by Unas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Djedkare Isesi has received more than 260,975 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Djedkare Isesi is the 3,414th most popular politician (down from 3,114th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 161st in 2019) and the 81st most popular Egyptian Politician.

Djedkare isesi is most famous for being the first pharaoh to rule over a united Egypt, and for constructing the first pyramid in the Old Kingdom.

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Among politicians, Djedkare Isesi ranks 3,414 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Chivu Stoica, Kilij Arslan II, Milonia Caesonia, and Alfonso II of Asturias. After him are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Magnus III of Sweden, Hugh of Italy, Thomas Bach, Yasuhiro Nakasone, and Raúl Alfonsín.

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Among people born in 2500 BC, Djedkare Isesi ranks 4Before him are Sahure, Userkare, and Hemiunu. After him are Urukagina, Seth-Peribsen, Menkauhor Kaiu, Enmerkar, Eannatum, Puabi, Nefermaat, and Ur-Nanshe. Among people deceased in 2380 BC, Djedkare Isesi ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Djedkare Isesi ranks 167 out of 520Before him are Saadia Gaon (882), Cleopatra V of Egypt (-100), Dodi Fayed (1955), Zahi Hawass (1947), Merit-Ptah (-2700), and Taha Hussein (1889). After him are Adly Mansour (1945), Basilides (117), Meritamen (-1400), Ahmose (-1504), Menelaus of Alexandria (70), and Antipope Dioscorus (500).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Djedkare Isesi ranks 81Before him are Al-Kamil (1177), Berenice III of Egypt (-120), Nectanebo II (-400), Al-Mansur Qalawun (1222), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), and Cleopatra V of Egypt (-100). After him are Ahmose (-1504), Cleopatra Thea (-164), Aybak (1197), Hetepheres I (-2700), Senakhtenre Ahmose (-1600), and Nawal El Saadawi (1931).