2500 BC - 2501 BC

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Hemiunu (fl. 2570 BC) is a man who lived in ancient Egypt, and who is believed to have been the architect of the Great Pyramid of Giza. As vizier, succeeding his father, Nefermaat, and his uncle, Kanefer, Hemiunu was one of the most important members of the court and responsible for all the royal works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hemiunu has received more than 168,155 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hemiunu is the 95th most popular architect (down from 74th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 134th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Architect.

The most famous thing about hemiunu is the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

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Among architects, Hemiunu ranks 95 out of 424Before him are Luis Barragán, Sebastiano Serlio, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Daniel Libeskind, and Mario Botta. After him are Arno Breker, Peter Eisenman, Toyo Ito, Auguste Perret, Balthasar Neumann, and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

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Among people born in 2500 BC, Hemiunu ranks 3Before him are Sahure and Userkare. After him are Djedkare Isesi, Urukagina, Seth-Peribsen, Menkauhor Kaiu, Enmerkar, Eannatum, Puabi, Nefermaat, and Ur-Nanshe. Among people deceased in 2501 BC, Hemiunu ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Hemiunu ranks 155 out of 520Before him are Apries (-650), Arsinoe III of Egypt (-246), Intef II (-2150), Mary the Jewess (100), Al-Kamil (1177), and Berenice III of Egypt (-120). After him are Nectanebo II (-400), Al-Mansur Qalawun (1222), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), Huda Sha'arawi (1879), Sosigenes of Alexandria (-80), and Saadia Gaon (882).


Among architects born in Egypt, Hemiunu ranks 2Before him are Imhotep (-2800). After him are Amenhotep, son of Hapu (-1420), Nefermaat (-2500), and Hassan Fathy (1900).