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Meritaten, also spelled Merytaten, Meritaton 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 405,333 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Meritaten is the 1,046th most popular politician (up from 1,249th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 75th in 2019) and the 29th 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 1,046 out of 15,577Before her are Grover Cleveland, Amin al-Husseini, Jérôme Bonaparte, Abdullah I of Jordan, Sejo of Joseon, and Gustav Stresemann. After her are Michael VII Doukas, Peter III of Aragon, Ottokar II of Bohemia, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, Petronius Maximus, and Grigory Zinoviev.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Meritaten ranks 5Before her are Nefertiti, Akhenaten, Miriam, and Smenkhkare. After her are Jethro, Kiya, Shalmaneser I, Meritamen, Muršili II, Ashur-uballit I, and Adad-nirari I. Among people deceased in 1400 BC, Meritaten ranks 3Before her are Ankhesenamun and Ay. After her are Thutmose IV, Jethro, Kiya, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, Arnuwanda II, Yuya, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, Neferneferure, and Tudḫaliya I.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Meritaten ranks 64 out of 582Before her are Amenhotep II (-1401), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Eli Cohen (1924), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), and Saint Apollonia (110). After her are Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Shoshenq I (-1000), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Appian (95), and Paul of Thebes (227).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Meritaten ranks 29Before her are Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Sneferu (-2700), Amenhotep II (-1401), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), and Cleopatra Selene II (-40). After her are Shoshenq I (-1000), Psamtik I (-700), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), Mohamed Morsi (1951), and Djedefre (-2600).