Necho II

625 BC - 595 BC

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Necho II (sometimes Nekau, Neku, Nechoh, or Nikuu; Greek: Νεκώς Β'; Hebrew: נְכוֹ‎, Modern: Nəkō, Tiberian: Nekō) of Egypt was a king of the 26th Dynasty (610–595 BC), which ruled out of Saite. Necho undertook a number of construction projects across his kingdom. In his reign, according to the Greek historian Herodotus, Necho II sent out an expedition of Phoenicians, which in three years sailed from the Red Sea around Africa to the Strait of Gibraltar and back to Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Necho II has received more than 334,202 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Necho II is the 2,276th most popular politician (up from 2,479th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Greece (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Greek Politician.

Necho II was a pharaoh of the 26th dynasty of Egypt, who ruled from 610 to 595 BC. He was the son of Psamtik II and Queen Tetisheri. Necho II is most famous for his campaign in the Levant, which resulted in the capture of Jerusalem and the annexation of several Syrian and Palestinian territories.

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Among politicians, Necho II ranks 2,276 out of 15,710Before him are Lu Xun, Harald Greycloak, Romano Prodi, Emperor Itoku, John of Brienne, and Isabella Jagiellon. After him are Isaias Afwerki, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Vasily II of Moscow, Śuddhodana, Vincent Auriol, and Isma'il Pasha.

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Among people born in 625 BC, Necho II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 595 BC, Necho II ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Necho II ranks 172 out of 855Before him are Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Aenesidemus (-80), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), and Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896). After him are Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), and Theophano (941).


Among politicians born in Greece, Necho II ranks 62Before him are Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Cleomenes I (-600), Antonia Minor (-36), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911). After him are Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950), Theophano (941), Admetus (null), Ephialtes (-590), and Gülnuş Sultan (1642).