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Senusret II

1900 BC - 1879 BC

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Senusret II was the fourth pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt. He ruled from 1897 BC to 1878 BC. His pyramid was constructed at El-Lahun. Senusret II took a great deal of interest in the Faiyum oasis region and began work on an extensive irrigation system from Bahr Yussef through to Lake Moeris through the construction of a dike at El-Lahun and the addition of a network of drainage canals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Senusret II has received more than 232,561 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Senusret II is the 2,140th most popular politician (up from 2,287th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 127th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Senusret II is most famous for his military campaigns. He is credited with expanding the Egyptian Empire to its largest size, and he was the first pharaoh to campaign in Libya.

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Among politicians, Senusret II ranks 2,140 out of 15,577Before him are Eadwig, Joseph McCarthy, Maria Mandl, Fanny Kaplan, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, and Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. After him are Omar Bongo, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Tomoe Gozen, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Guillermo Lasso, and Empress Xiaoyichun.

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Among people born in 1900 BC, Senusret II ranks 3Before him are Isaac and Laban. After him are Sargon I, Sobekneferu, Sin-Muballit, Apil-Sin, Sabium, Ikunum, Naram-Sin of Assyria, Yahdun-Lim, and Nur-Adad. Among people deceased in 1879 BC, Senusret II ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Senusret II ranks 120 out of 582Before him are Sekhemkhet (-2800), Alexander Helios (-40), Macarius of Egypt (300), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Amasis II (-700), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77). After him are Kiya (-1400), Philo of Byzantium (-280), Cleopatra III of Egypt (-161), Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562), Senenmut (-1600), and Cleopatra IV of Egypt (-138).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Senusret II ranks 57Before him are Seqenenre Tao (-1600), Sekhemkhet (-2800), Alexander Helios (-40), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Amasis II (-700), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77). After him are Kiya (-1400), Cleopatra III of Egypt (-161), Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562), Cleopatra IV of Egypt (-138), Ptolemy X Alexander I (-140), and Psusennes I (-1100).