Ramesses III

1217 BC - 1155 BC

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Usermaatre Meryamun Ramesses III (also written Ramses and Rameses) was the second Pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty in Ancient Egypt. He is thought to have reigned from 26 March 1186 to 15 April 1155 BC and is considered to be the last great monarch of the New Kingdom to wield any substantial authority over Egypt. His long reign saw the decline of Egyptian political and economic power, linked to a series of invasions and internal economic problems that also plagued pharaohs before him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramesses III has received more than 1,015,374 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ramesses III is the 36th most popular nobleman (up from 39th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 48th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Nobleman.

Ramesses III is most famous for his campaign against the Libyans and for his mortuary temple at Medinet Habu.

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Among noblemen, Ramesses III ranks 36 out of 843Before him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Margaret of Valois, Alexander Nevsky, Marie de' Medici, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Queen Sofía of Spain. After him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henry IV of England, Otto von Habsburg, Ludovico Sforza, Naruhito, and Pope Leo IX.

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Among people born in 1217 BC, Ramesses III ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1155 BC, Ramesses III ranks 1After him are Shutruk-Nakhunte and Pentawer.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Ramesses III ranks 46 out of 520Before him are Ay (-1380), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Hagar (-1800), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), and Dalida (1933). After him are Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), and Manetho (-201).

Among NOBLEMEN In Egypt

Among noblemen born in Egypt, Ramesses III ranks 2Before him are Ramesses I (-1300). After him are Ramesses VI (-1175), Setnakhte (-1300), Ramesses IX (-1150), Robert II, Count of Artois (1250), Neferirkare Kakai (-2483), Dina bint Abdul-Hamid (1929), and Ahmose, son of Ebana (-1600).