Ramesses II

1303 BC - 1213 BC

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Ramesses II (Ancient Egyptian: rꜥ-ms-sw meaning "Ra is the one who bore him", Rīʿa-məsī-sū, pronounced [ˈɾiːʕaʔ məˈsiːˌsuw]; c. 1303–1213 BC) was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom, itself the most powerful period of Ancient Egypt.The name Ramesses is pronounced variously . Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramesses II has received more than 7,640,588 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Ramesses II is the 4th most popular nobleman (down from 2nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Israel (up from 9th 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 843Before him are Elizabeth II, Ragnar Lodbrok, and Marie Antoinette. After him are Henry VIII of England, Catherine the Great, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Margrethe II of Denmark, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Lucrezia Borgia, and Akihito.

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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 6 out of 389Before him are Jesus (-4), Mary, mother of Jesus (-100), Saint Peter (-1), John the Baptist (-20), and Elijah (-1000). After him are Solomon (-1011), Saint Joseph (-100), Mary Magdalene (-10), Andrew the Apostle (-6), James, son of Zebedee (1), 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 Henry II of Jerusalem (1271).