Ramesses II

1303 BC - 1213 BC

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Ramesses II (; Ancient Egyptian: rꜥ-ms-sw, Rīꜥa-masē-sə, Ancient Egyptian pronunciation: [ɾiːʕamaˈseːsə]; c. 1303 BC – 1213 BC), commonly known as Ramesses the Great, was an Egyptian pharaoh. He was the third ruler of the Nineteenth Dynasty. Along with Thutmose III of the Eighteenth Dynasty, he is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom, which itself was the most powerful period of ancient Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramesses II has received more than 10,916,616 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Ramesses II is the 4th most popular nobleman, the 7th most popular biography from Israel (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Nobleman.

Ramesses II was most famous for his military conquests. He was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.

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Among noblemen, Ramesses II ranks 4 out of 1,415Before him are Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth II, and Catherine the Great. After him are Henry VIII of England, Ragnar Lodbrok, Margrethe II of Denmark, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Akihito, and Lucrezia Borgia.

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Among people born in 1303 BC, Ramesses II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1213 BC, Ramesses II ranks 1

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ramesses II ranks 7 out of 466Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Saint Joseph (-100), John the Baptist (-20), Isaac (-1900), and Elijah (-1000). After him are Josephus (37), Samson (-1118), Mary Magdalene (-10), Matthew the Apostle (10), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), and Jonah (-850).

Among NOBLEMEN In Israel

Among noblemen born in Israel, Ramesses II ranks 1After him are Herodias (-100), Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (1167), and Alfonso of Brienne (1227).