Merneferre Ay

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Merneferre Ay (also spelled Aya or Eje, sometimes known as Ay I) was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the mid 13th Dynasty. The longest reigning pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty, he ruled a likely fragmented Egypt for over 23 years in the early to mid 17th century BC. A pyramidion bearing his name shows that he possibly completed a pyramid, probably located in the necropolis of Memphis. Merneferre Ay is the last pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty to be attested outside Upper Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merneferre Ay has received more than 67,844 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Merneferre Ay is the 7,479th most popular politician (down from 6,350th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 264th in 2019) and the 154th most popular Egyptian Politician.

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Among politicians, Merneferre Ay ranks 7,479 out of 15,710Before him are Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, David VI of Georgia, Bertrand Barère, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Mutimir of Serbia, and Prusias II of Bithynia. After him are Abdullah of Pahang, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Ieng Thirith, Kâzım Karabekir, Publius Decius Mus, and Tefnakht.

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Among people born in 1650 BC, Merneferre Ay ranks 2Before him is Labarna I. After him are Djehuti, Rahotep, Sobekemsaf I, PU-Sarruma, Sankhenre Sewadjtu, Seankhenre Mentuhotepi, and Merhotepre Ini.

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Among people born in Egypt, Merneferre Ay ranks 303 out of 520Before him are Khamudi (-1549), Amyrtaeus (-450), Neferkamin Anu (-2150), Sufi Abu Taleb (1925), Said Halim Pasha (1865), and Dina bint Abdul-Hamid (1929). After him are Amr Moussa (1936), Takelot III (-800), Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898), Zosimos of Panopolis (250), Thutmose (-1500), and Peire de Montagut (1200).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Merneferre Ay ranks 154Before him are Osorkon III (-900), Khamudi (-1549), Amyrtaeus (-450), Neferkamin Anu (-2150), Sufi Abu Taleb (1925), and Said Halim Pasha (1865). After him are Takelot III (-800), Peire de Montagut (1200), Nikare (-2200), Al-Musta'li (1076), Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (-1800), and Userkaf (-2600).