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Seti I

1323 BC - 1279 BC

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Menmaatre Seti I (or Sethos I in Greek) was the second pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt during the New Kingdom period, ruling c.1294 or 1290 BC to 1279 BC. He was the son of Ramesses I and Sitre, and the father of Ramesses II. 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. Upon his ascension, he took the prenomen "mn-m3't-r' ", usually vocalized in Egyptian as Menmaatre (Established is the Justice of Re). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seti I has received more than 2,108,063 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Seti I is the 332nd most popular politician (down from 327th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Egypt and the 11th most popular Egyptian Politician.

SETI is most famous for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Among politicians, Seti I ranks 332 out of 15,577Before him are Semiramis, Edward I of England, B. R. Ambedkar, Numa Pompilius, Edward V of England, and Charles VIII of France. After him are Qianlong Emperor, Leopold II of Belgium, Louis XI of France, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Yitzhak Rabin, and Alexander Dubček.

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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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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Seti I ranks 26 out of 582Before him are Anwar Sadat (1918), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Nefertari (-1290), Dalida (1933), Hagar (-1800), and Diophantus (201). After him are Hero of Alexandria (10), Khafra (-2550), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Miriam (-1400), Ramesses I (-1300), and Omar Sharif (1932).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Seti I ranks 11Before him are Hatshepsut (-1507), Amenhotep III (-1403), Rudolf Hess (1894), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Anwar Sadat (1918), and Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918). After him are Khafra (-2550), Caesarion (-47), Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), Ahmose I (-1560), and Ay (-1380).