2700 BC - 2570 BC

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Khufu (, full name Khnum Khufu , known to the ancient Greeks as Χέοψ, Khéops, and the ancient Romans as Cheops; Old Egyptian: ḫw.f-wj, Ḫawyafwī pronounced [χawˈjafwij]) was an ancient Egyptian monarch who was the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, in the first half of the Old Kingdom period (26th century BC). Khufu succeeded his father Sneferu as king. He is generally accepted as having commissioned the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but many other aspects of his reign are poorly documented.The only completely preserved portrait of the king is a three-inch high ivory figurine found in a temple ruin of a later period at Abydos in 1903. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khufu has received more than 2,021,521 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Khufu is the 329th most popular politician (down from 301st in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Egypt and the 13th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Khufu is most famous for being the pharaoh who commissioned the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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Among politicians, Khufu ranks 329 out of 15,710Before him are Alcibiades, François Mitterrand, Charles V of France, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Seti I, and Mehmed V. After him are Decius, Sitting Bull, Edward VIII, Indira Gandhi, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, and Numa Pompilius.

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Among people born in 2700 BC, Khufu ranks 1After him are Sneferu, Sanakht, Khaba, Merit-Ptah, Hetepheres I, Prince Rahotep, Meritites I, Henutsen, Meresankh I, and Hetephernebti. Among people deceased in 2570 BC, Khufu ranks 1After him is Djedefre.

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Among people born in Egypt, Khufu ranks 28 out of 520Before him are Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), and Ramesses I (-1300). After him are Nefertari (-1290), Ankhesenamun (-1347), Omar Sharif (1932), Miriam (-1400), Caesarion (-47), and Horemheb (-1319).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Khufu ranks 13Before him are Hosni Mubarak (1928), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anwar Sadat (1918), Rudolf Hess (1894), Khafra (-2550), and Seti I (-1323). After him are Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Baibars (1223), Ay (-1380), Menkaure (-2001), and Thutmose I (-1600).