2700 BC - 2570 BC

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Khufu or Cheops 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 2,317,006 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Khufu is the 617th most popular politician (down from 329th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 28th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Khufu ranks 617 out of 15,577Before him are Heydar Aliyev, Charles I of Anjou, Emperor Jimmu, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chun Doo-hwan, and Charles the Simple. After him are Juliana of the Netherlands, Amenhotep I, Chandragupta Maurya, Catiline, Nurhaci, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Khufu ranks 47 out of 582Before him are Philo (-15), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), and Umm Kulthum (1898). After him are Manetho (-201), Smenkhkare (-1400), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), and Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Khufu ranks 20Before him are Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60). After him are Smenkhkare (-1400), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Sneferu (-2700), and Amenhotep II (-1401).