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2800 BC - 2700 BC

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Imhotep (; Ancient Egyptian: ỉỉ-m-ḥtp "(the one who) comes in peace"; fl. late 27th century BCE) was an Egyptian chancellor to the Pharaoh Djoser, possible architect of 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 2,672,958 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Imhotep is the 4th most popular architect (up from 6th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Architect.

Imhotep is most famous for being the architect of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara.

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Among architects, Imhotep ranks 4 out of 424Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. After him are Vitruvius, Mimar Sinan, Filippo Brunelleschi, Alvar Aalto, Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, and Andrea Palladio.

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

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Imhotep ranks 16 out of 582Before him are Hatshepsut (-1507), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Joshua (-1355), Amenhotep III (-1403), Origen (185), and Anthony the Great (251). After him are Plotinus (203), Rudolf Hess (1894), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), and Nefertari (-1290).


Among architects born in Egypt, Imhotep ranks 1After him are Senenmut (-1600), Hemiunu (-2500), Amenhotep, son of Hapu (-1420), Nefermaat (-2500), and Hassan Fathy (1900).