Seti I

1323 BC - 1279 BC

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Menmaatre Seti I (or Sethos I in Greek) was a pharaoh of the New Kingdom Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt, the son of Ramesses I and Sitre, and the father of Ramesses II. As with all dates in Ancient Egypt, the actual dates of his reign are unclear, and various historians claim different dates, with 1294 BC to 1279 BC and 1290 BC to 1279 BC being the most commonly used by scholars today. The name 'Seti' means "of Set", which indicates that he was consecrated to the god Set (also termed "Sutekh" or "Seth"). As with most pharaohs, Seti had several names. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seti I has received more than 1,734,738 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Seti I is the 327th most popular politician (down from 298th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 27th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Egyptian Politician.

SETI is most famous for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Among politicians, Seti I ranks 327 out of 15,710Before him are Ahmed II, Haile Selassie, Alcibiades, François Mitterrand, Charles V of France, and Muhammad Ali of Egypt. After him are Mehmed V, Khufu, Decius, Sitting Bull, Edward VIII, and Indira Gandhi.

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Among people born in 1323 BC, Seti I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1279 BC, Seti I ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Seti I ranks 26 out of 520Before him are Rudolf Hess (1894), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), and Khafra (-2550). After him are Ramesses I (-1300), Khufu (-2700), Nefertari (-1290), Ankhesenamun (-1347), Omar Sharif (1932), and Miriam (-1400).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Seti I ranks 12Before him are Amenhotep III (-1403), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anwar Sadat (1918), Rudolf Hess (1894), and Khafra (-2550). After him are Khufu (-2700), Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Baibars (1223), Ay (-1380), and Menkaure (-2001).