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Psamtik I

700 BC - 610 BC

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Wahibre Psamtik I (Ancient Egyptian: Wꜣḥ-jb-Rꜥ Psmṯk) was the first pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty of Egypt, the Saite period, ruling from the city of Sais in the Nile delta between 664–610 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Psamtik I has received more than 545,652 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Psamtik I is the 1,355th most popular politician (down from 1,084th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 70th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Egyptian Politician.

Psamtik I is most famous for his victory over the Assyrians in 667 BC.

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Among politicians, Psamtik I ranks 1,355 out of 15,577Before him are Horst Köhler, Ferdinand III of Castile, Frederick I of Denmark, Colin Powell, John Tyler, and Anne Neville. After him are Critias, Emmanuel Macron, Seljuk, Toghon Temür, Valdemar IV of Denmark, and Henri, Count of Chambord.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Psamtik I ranks 5Before him are Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Astyages, Cyaxares, and Arion. After him are Jeconiah, Tyrtaeus, Amasis II, Anacharsis, Phalaris, Periander, and Psamtik II. Among people deceased in 610 BC, Psamtik I ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Psamtik I ranks 75 out of 582Before him are Appian (95), Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Pachomius the Great (292), and Apollonius of Rhodes (-295). After him are Lactantius (250), Hassan al-Banna (1906), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), and Saint Menas (285).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Psamtik I ranks 31Before him are Sneferu (-2700), Amenhotep II (-1401), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Meritaten (-1400), and Shoshenq I (-1000). After him are Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Djedefre (-2600), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), and Fuad I of Egypt (1868).