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Manetho (; Koinē Greek: Μανέθων Manéthōn, gen.: Μανέθωνος) is believed to have been an Egyptian priest from Sebennytos (Coptic: Ϫⲉⲙⲛⲟⲩϯ, romanized: Čemnouti) who lived in the Ptolemaic Kingdom in the early third century BC, during the Hellenistic period. He authored the Aegyptiaca (History of Egypt) in Greek, a major chronological source for the reigns of the kings of ancient Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manetho has received more than 506,563 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Manetho is the 14th most popular historian (up from 18th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 52nd in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Historian.

Manetho is most famous for his Aegyptiaca, which is a history of Egypt.

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Among historians, Manetho ranks 14 out of 339Before him are Josephus, Polybius, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, and Thomas Kuhn. After him are Hecataeus of Miletus, Procopius, Cassius Dio, Arnold J. Toynbee, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, and Mircea Eliade.

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Among people born in 201 BC, Manetho ranks 1After him are Eucleidas, Adherbal, and Sextus Julius Caesar.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Manetho ranks 48 out of 582Before him are Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), and Khufu (-2700). After him are Smenkhkare (-1400), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), and Cleopatra I Syra (-204).


Among historians born in Egypt, Manetho ranks 1After him are Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), Theophylact Simocatta (580), Al-Maqrizi (1364), Yahya of Antioch (980), and Al-Nuwayri (1279).