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 2,490,424 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Imhotep is the 6th most popular architect (up from 7th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 18th 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 6 out of 424Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Mimar Sinan, and Vitruvius. After him are Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, and Walter Gropius.

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

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Imhotep ranks 14 out of 520Before him are Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Origen (185), and Amenhotep III (-1403). After him are Hosni Mubarak (1928), Plotinus (203), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anthony the Great (251), Anwar Sadat (1918), and Rudolf Hess (1894).


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