2600 BC - 2499 BC

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Shepseskaf (meaning "His Ka is noble") was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, the sixth and probably last ruler of the fourth dynasty during the Old Kingdom period. He reigned most probably for four but possibly up to seven years in the late 26th to mid-25th century BC. Shepseskaf's relation to his predecessor Menkaure is not entirely certain; he might have been his son or possibly his brother. The identity of his mother is highly uncertain as she could have been one of Menkaure's consorts or queen Khentkaus I or Neferhetepes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shepseskaf has received more than 259,984 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Shepseskaf is the 1,729th most popular politician (down from 1,727th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 99th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Egyptian Politician.

Shepseskaf is most famous for being the last king of the Fourth Dynasty, and for building his pyramid at Saqqara.

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Among politicians, Shepseskaf ranks 1,729 out of 19,576Before him are Henry II of Navarre, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Bao Zheng, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia. After him are Seti II, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Ioannis Metaxas, Nikola IV Zrinski, Karl Renner, and Uesugi Kenshin.

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Among people born in 2600 BC, Shepseskaf ranks 3Before him are Djedefre, and Userkaf. After him are Hetepheres II, Khentkaus I, Thamphthis, Meresankh III, Djedefhor, Bunefer, Khamerernebty II, Kawab, and Nefertiabet. Among people deceased in 2499 BC, Shepseskaf ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Shepseskaf ranks 107 out of 642Before him are Mohamed ElBaradei (1942), Ramesses VI (-1175), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), Meritaten (-1400), Kamose (-1600), and Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372). After him are Seti II (-1300), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Dorothy Hodgkin (1910), Amasis II (-700), Al-Suyuti (1445), and Ka (-3200).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Shepseskaf ranks 41Before him are Psamtik I (-700), Isma'il Pasha (1830), Userkaf (-2600), Cleopatra III of Egypt (-161), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), and Kamose (-1600). After him are Seti II (-1300), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Amasis II (-700), Ka (-3200), Sekhemkhet (-2800), and Isetnofret (-1250).