2800 BC - 2700 BC

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Sekhemkhet (also read as Sechemchet) was an ancient Egyptian king (pharaoh) of the 3rd Dynasty during the Old Kingdom. His reign is thought to have been from about 2648 BC until 2640 BC. He is also known under his later traditioned birth name Djoser-tety and under his Hellenized name Tyreis (by Manetho; derived from Teti in the Abydos King List). Sekhemkhet was probably the brother or eldest son of king Djoser. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sekhemkhet has received more than 173,358 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Sekhemkhet is the 2,055th most popular politician (down from 1,991st in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 112th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Egyptian Politician.

Sekhemkhet is most famous for his pyramid, which is the smallest of the three pyramids at Dahshur.

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Among politicians, Sekhemkhet ranks 2,055 out of 15,710Before him are Hans Luther, Emperor Renzong of Song, Andrew III of Hungary, Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Nahum, and Dagobert III. After him are Zhu De, Eadwig, Ziying, Nicolas Fouquet, Tiberius III, and Masoud Barzani.

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Among people born in 2800 BC, Sekhemkhet ranks 4Before him are Imhotep, Djoser, and Khasekhemwy. After him are Senedj, Neferkasokar, Hudjefa I, Sekhemib-Perenmaat, Sneferka, and Nimaathap. Among people deceased in 2700 BC, Sekhemkhet ranks 3Before him are Imhotep and Djoser. After him are Khaba, Seth-Peribsen, Hetepheres I, Prince Rahotep, Meresankh I, and Hetephernebti.

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Among people born in Egypt, Sekhemkhet ranks 114 out of 520Before him are Amasis II (-700), Al-Suyuti (1445), Saint Menas (285), Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), Ammonius Saccas (175), and Ptolemy X Alexander I (-140). After him are Ptolemy XI Alexander II (-100), Setnakhte (-1300), Seqenenre Tao (-1600), Georges Moustaki (1934), Alexander Helios (-40), and Maria al-Qibtiyya (600).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Sekhemkhet ranks 51Before him are Cleopatra III of Egypt (-161), Sanakht (-2700), Cleopatra IV of Egypt (-138), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), Amasis II (-700), and Ptolemy X Alexander I (-140). After him are Ptolemy XI Alexander II (-100), Seqenenre Tao (-1600), Alexander Helios (-40), Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562), Intef I (-2200), and Isma'il Pasha (1830).