1600 BC - 1463 BC

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Senenmut (Ancient Egyptian: sn-n-mwt, sometimes spelled Senmut, Senemut, or Senmout) was an 18th Dynasty ancient Egyptian architect and government official. His name translates literally as "brother of mother." Senenmut was of low commoner birth, born to literate provincial parents, Ramose and Hatnofer (or "Hatnefret") from Iuny (modern Armant). Senenmut is known to have had three brothers (Amenemhet, Minhotep, and Pairy) and two sisters (Ahhotep and Nofrethor). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Senenmut has received more than 200,087 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Senenmut is the 71st most popular architect (down from 63rd in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 124th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Egyptian Architect.

Senenmut was a powerful courtier during the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. He is most famous for his role in the construction of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, and for his tomb's exquisite decoration.

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Among architects, Senenmut ranks 71 out of 518Before him are Charles Garnier, Bruno Taut, Peter Zumthor, Domenico Fontana, Pierre Lescot, and Isidore of Miletus. After him are Marcel Breuer, Erich Mendelsohn, Richard Rogers, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Robert Venturi, and Sebastiano Serlio.

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Among people born in 1600 BC, Senenmut ranks 4Before him are Thutmose I, Kamose, and Seqenenre Tao. After him are Telipinu, Apepi, Senakhtenre Ahmose, Tetisheri, Zhong Ding, Ammuna, He Dan Jia, and Zidanta I. Among people deceased in 1463 BC, Senenmut ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Senenmut ranks 146 out of 642Before him are Zahi Hawass (1947), Mohammed Badie (1943), Theon of Alexandria (335), Nonnus (500), Aybak (1197), and Sa'id of Egypt (1822). After him are Intef I (-2200), Nawal El Saadawi (1931), Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923), Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), Apries (-650), and Taha Hussein (1889).


Among architects born in Egypt, Senenmut ranks 3Before him are Imhotep (-2800), and Khufu (-2700). After him are Amenhotep, son of Hapu (-1420), Hemiunu (-2500), Nefermaat (-2500), and Hassan Fathy (1900).