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Ramesses II

1303 BC - 1213 BC

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Ramesses II (; Ancient Egyptian: rꜥ-ms-sw, Rīꜥa-masē-sə, Semitic 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.In ancient Greek sources, he is called Ozymandias, derived from the first part of his Egyptian-language regnal name: Usermaatre Setepenre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramesses II has received more than 9,301,172 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Ramesses II is the 4th most popular nobleman, the 5th most popular biography from Israel (up from 6th 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 842Before him are Elizabeth II, Henry VIII of England, and Marie Antoinette. After him are Ragnar Lodbrok, Catherine the Great, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Margrethe II of Denmark, Akihito, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and William the Conqueror.

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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 5 out of 430Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Solomon (-1011), and John the Baptist (-20). After him are Isaac (-1900), Saint Joseph (-100), Andrew the Apostle (-6), Elijah (-1000), Matthew the Apostle (10), Samson (-1118), and Jonah (-850).

Among NOBLEMEN In Israel

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