Seti II

1300 BC - 1194 BC

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Seti II (or Sethos II) was the fifth pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt and reigned from c. 1203 BC to 1197 BC. His throne name, Userkheperure Setepenre, means "Powerful are the manifestations of Re, the chosen one of Re." He was the son of Merneptah and Isetnofret II and occupied the throne during a period known for dynastic intrigue and short reigns, and his rule was no different. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seti II has received more than 546,713 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Seti II is the 1,730th most popular politician (down from 1,597th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 93rd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Egyptian Politician.

SETI II is most famous for its use of the Allen Telescope Array to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Among politicians, Seti II ranks 1,730 out of 19,576Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Bao Zheng, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, and Shepseskaf. After him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Ioannis Metaxas, Nikola IV Zrinski, Karl Renner, Uesugi Kenshin, and Galeazzo Ciano.

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Among people born in 1300 BC, Seti II ranks 3Before him are Ramesses I, and Merneptah. After him are Setnakhte, Muwatalli II, Tukulti-Ninurta I, Bintanath, Suppiluliuma II, Amun-her-khepeshef, Wu Ding, Tudḫaliya IV, and Henutmire. Among people deceased in 1194 BC, Seti II ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Seti II ranks 108 out of 642Before him are Ramesses VI (-1175), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), Meritaten (-1400), Kamose (-1600), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), and Shepseskaf (-2600). After him are Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Dorothy Hodgkin (1910), Amasis II (-700), Al-Suyuti (1445), Ka (-3200), and Sekhemkhet (-2800).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Seti II ranks 42Before him are Isma'il Pasha (1830), Userkaf (-2600), Cleopatra III of Egypt (-161), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), Kamose (-1600), and Shepseskaf (-2600). After him are Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Amasis II (-700), Ka (-3200), Sekhemkhet (-2800), Isetnofret (-1250), and Seqenenre Tao (-1600).