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Merneptah or Merenptah (reigned July or August 1213 BC – May 2, 1203 BC) was the fourth pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He ruled Egypt for almost ten years, from late July or early August 1213 BC until his death on May 2, 1203 BC, according to contemporary historical records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Merneptah has received more than 827,856 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Merneptah is the 453rd most popular politician (up from 456th in 2019).

Merneptah is most famous for a victory stele that he erected in the temple of Amun in Thebes. The inscription on the stele reads "Israel is laid waste, its seed is no more."

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Among politicians, Merneptah ranks 453 out of 15,577Before him are Miklós Horthy, Pertinax, Guy of Lusignan, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Hongwu Emperor, and Otho. After him are Babur, Alfred Rosenberg, Ögedei Khan, Mary of Burgundy, Osman III, and Radovan Karadžić.

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Among people born in 1300 BC, Merneptah ranks 2Before him is Ramesses I. After him are Seti II, Muwatalli II, Setnakhte, Tukulti-Ninurta I, Bintanath, Suppiluliuma II, Tudḫaliya IV, Wu Ding, Amun-her-khepeshef, and Henutmire. Among people deceased in 1203 BC, Merneptah ranks 1

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