1400 BC - 1400 BC

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Meritaten, also spelled Merytaten or Meryetaten (Ancient Egyptian: mrii.t-itn) (14th century BC), was an ancient Egyptian royal woman of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Her name means "She who is beloved of Aten"; Aten being the sun-deity whom her father, Pharaoh Akhenaten, worshipped. She held several titles, performing official roles for her father and becoming the Great Royal Wife to Pharaoh Smenkhkare, who may have been a brother or son of Akhenaten. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meritaten has received more than 310,507 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Meritaten is the 1,251st most popular politician (down from 1,179th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 74th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Egyptian Politician.

Meritaten was the daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. She was the second wife of her father and the mother of Tutankhamun. She is most famous for being the mother of Tutankhamun, who was the last Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.

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Among politicians, Meritaten ranks 1,251 out of 15,710Before her are James Buchanan, Peter I of Portugal, Haakon IV of Norway, Majorian, Esarhaddon, and Henry the Lion. After her are Feodor II of Russia, Ur-Nammu, Neoptolemus, Giorgio Napolitano, Christine Lagarde, and Boris Johnson.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Meritaten ranks 5Before her are Nefertiti, Akhenaten, Miriam, and Smenkhkare. After her are Shalmaneser I, Kiya, Muršili II, Jethro, Meritamen, Ashur-uballit I, and Adad-nirari I. Among people deceased in 1400 BC, Meritaten ranks 4Before her are Ankhesenamun, Ay, and Thutmose IV. After her are Kiya, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, Arnuwanda II, Tadukhipa, Yuya, Mutnedjmet, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, and Neferneferure.

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Among people born in Egypt, Meritaten ranks 75 out of 520Before her are Eli Cohen (1924), Psamtik I (-700), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77). After her are Den (-3000), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Lactantius (250), Saint Sarah (100), Ctesibius (-284), and Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Meritaten ranks 33Before her are Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), Shoshenq I (-1000), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Psamtik I (-700), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77). After her are Den (-3000), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Teti (-2350), Seti II (-1300), Mohamed Morsi (1951), and Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985).