2800 BC - 2700 BC


Imhotep (; Ancient Egyptian: ỉỉ-m-ḥtp "the one who comes in peace"; fl. late 27th century BC) was an Egyptian chancellor to the Pharaoh Djoser, probable architect of the Djoser's step pyramid, and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Imhotep has received more than 1,861,941 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Imhotep ranks 7 out of 361Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Mimar Sinan, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Vitruvius, and Filippo Brunelleschi. After him are Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Alvar Aalto, Leon Battista Alberti, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Among people born in 2800 BC, Imhotep ranks 1After him are Djoser, Khasekhemwy, Sekhemkhet, Senedj, Neferkasokar, Sneferka, and Sekhemib-Perenmaat. Among people deceased in 2700 BC, Imhotep ranks 1After him are Djoser, Khaba, Sekhemkhet, Seth-Peribsen, Hetepheres I, Prince Rahotep, Meresankh I, and Hetephernebti.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Imhotep ranks 18 out of 432Before him are Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), Plotinus (203), Hosni Mubarak (1928), and Rudolf Hess (1894). After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Anwar Sadat (1918), Nefertari (-1290), Arius (256), and Khafra (-2550).


Among architects born in Egypt, Imhotep ranks 1After him are Hemiunu (-2500), Amenhotep, son of Hapu (-1420), Dinocrates (-400), Hassan Fathy (1900), and Nefermaat (-2500).

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