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Piye (once transliterated as Pankhy or Piankhi; d. 714 BC) was an ancient Kushite king and founder of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt, who ruled Egypt from 744–714 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piye has received more than 294,843 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Piye is the 2,566th most popular politician (down from 2,554th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Sudan (up from 5th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Sudanese Politician.

Piye is most famous for his conquest of Egypt.

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Among politicians, Piye ranks 2,566 out of 15,710Before him are Kiya, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Zoran Đinđić, Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi, Mithridates I of Parthia, and Barbara Bush. After him are Thaksin Shinawatra, Eleanor of Toledo, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Alfred Hugenberg, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and Gladwyn Jebb.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Piye ranks 13Before him are Esarhaddon, Manasseh of Judah, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Titus Tatius, and Jotham of Judah. After him are Taharqa, Marduk-apla-iddina II, Tantamani, Zechariah of Israel, Candaules, and Menahem. Among people deceased in 716 BC, Piye ranks 1

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Among people born in Sudan, Piye ranks 4 out of 28Before him are Omar al-Bashir (1944), Muhammad Ahmad (1844), and Mohamed Naguib (1901). After him are Luqman (-1100), Josephine Bakhita (1868), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Tayeb Salih (1929), and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960).


Among politicians born in Sudan, Piye ranks 3Before him are Omar al-Bashir (1944) and Mohamed Naguib (1901). After him are Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Ibrahim Abboud (1900), Ismail al-Azhari (1901), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), and Sadiq al-Mahdi (1935).