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 421,447 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Menkaure is the 498th most popular politician (down from 398th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 36th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Egyptian 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 498 out of 15,710Before him are Agrippina the Younger, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, Stephen I of Hungary, Valentinian III, John Tyler, and Benjamin Netanyahu. After him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Abdulmejid II, Murad V, Feodor I of Russia, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Menes.

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

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Among people born in Egypt, Menkaure ranks 43 out of 520Before him are Philo (-15), Baibars (1223), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ay (-1380), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), and Hagar (-1800). After him are Thutmose I (-1600), Dalida (1933), Ramesses III (-1217), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Menkaure ranks 18Before him are Seti I (-1323), Khufu (-2700), Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Baibars (1223), and Ay (-1380). After him are Thutmose I (-1600), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Ahmose I (-1560), and Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62).