Necho II

625 BC - 595 BC

Necho II

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 261,660 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,497th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Necho II ranks 2,480 out of 14,801Before him are Nogai Khan, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Julius Nyerere, Rudolf I of Bohemia, and Toghrul. After him are Emperor Ming of Han, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Seleucus II Callinicus, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Milton Obote, and Berengar II of Italy.

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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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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Necho II ranks 182 out of 698Before him are Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896), Antonia Minor (-36), Theopompus (-400), Alexander I of Epirus (-362), and Herodes Atticus (101). After him are Bacchylides (-490), Athenagoras of Athens (133), Andreas Papandreou (1919), Thrasybulus (-440), Cecrops I (null), and Telamon (null).


Among politicians born in Greece, Necho II ranks 70Before him are Theophano (941), Ptolemy Keraunos (-318), Admetus (null), Antonia Minor (-36), Alexander I of Epirus (-362), and Herodes Atticus (101). After him are Andreas Papandreou (1919), Cecrops I (null), Telamon (null), Ephialtes (-590), Pelopidas (-450), and Agis IV (-265).

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