2090 BC - 2040 BC

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Merikare (also Merykare and Merykara) was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 10th Dynasty who lived toward the end of the First Intermediate Period. Purportedly inspired by the teaching of his father, he embarked on a semi-peaceful coexistence policy with his southern rivals of the 11th Dynasty, focusing on improving the prosperity of his realm centered on Herakleopolis instead of waging an open war with Thebes. His policy was not rewarded, and shortly after his death his kingdom was conquered by the Theban Mentuhotep II, marking the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merikare has received more than 80,213 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Merikare is the 4,280th most popular politician (up from 4,687th in 2019).

Memorability Metrics

  • 80k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Merikare has had the most page views in the with 9,433 views, followed by Russian (3,108), and Arabic (2,448). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (63.03%), Amharic (54.55%), and Tagalog (50.26%)


Among politicians, Merikare ranks 4,280 out of 19,576Before him are Gracia Mendes Nasi, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, Elena Glinskaya, Josef Terboven, Micheline Calmy-Rey, and Yakov Yurovsky. After him are Claudia Acte, Rishi Sunak, Fan Noli, Daniel Burley Woolfall, Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, and Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

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Among people born in 2090 BC, Merikare ranks 1 Among people deceased in 2040 BC, Merikare ranks 1

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