2001 BC - 2503 BC

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Menkaure (also Menkaura, Egyptian transliteration mn-k3w-Rˁ), was an ancient Egyptian king (pharaoh) of the fourth dynasty during the Old Kingdom, who is well known under his Hellenized names Mykerinos (Greek: Μυκερῖνος) (by Herodotus) and Menkheres (Greek: Μεγχέρης) (by Manetho). According to Manetho, he was the throne successor of king Bikheris, but according to archaeological evidence, he was almost certainly the successor of Khafre. Africanus (from Syncellus) reports as rulers of the fourth dynasty Sôris, Suphis I, Suphis II, Mencherês, Ratoisês, Bicheris, Sebercherês, and Thamphthis in this order. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menkaure has received more than 461,827 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Menkaure is the 434th most popular politician (up from 498th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Politician.

Menkaure is most famous for being the third king of the 4th dynasty. He was the son of Khufu and the grandson of Khufu's brother Djedefre. Menkaure is most famous for his pyramid which is the smallest of the three pyramids in Giza.

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Among politicians, Menkaure ranks 434 out of 15,577Before him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Shivaji, Sigismund III Vasa, Idi Amin, Sitting Bull, and Menes. After him are Horemheb, Moon Jae-in, James II of England, António Guterres, William III of England, and Louis VII of France.

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Among people born in 2001 BC, Menkaure ranks 1After him are Horus Bird and Meresankh II. Among people deceased in 2503 BC, Menkaure ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Menkaure ranks 36 out of 582Before him are Miriam (-1400), Ramesses I (-1300), Omar Sharif (1932), Ankhesenamun (-1347), Caesarion (-47), and Demis Roussos (1946). After him are Horemheb (-1319), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ramesses III (-1217), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Philo (-15), and Ahmose I (-1560).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Menkaure ranks 14Before him are Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Seti I (-1323), Khafra (-2550), and Caesarion (-47). After him are Horemheb (-1319), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), and Khufu (-2700).