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Shoshenq I

1000 BC - 924 BC

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Hedjkheperre Setepenre Shoshenq I (Egyptian ššnq; reigned c. 943–922 BC)—also known as Shashank or Sheshonk or Sheshonq I—was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt and the founder of the Twenty-second Dynasty of Egypt. Of Meshwesh ancestry, Shoshenq I was the son of Nimlot A, Great Chief of the Ma, and his wife Tentshepeh A, a daughter of a Great Chief of the Ma herself; Shoshenq was thus the nephew of Osorkon the Elder, a Meshwesh king of the 21st Dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shoshenq I has received more than 432,272 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Shoshenq I is the 1,067th most popular politician (down from 969th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Shoshenq I is most famous for the building of the temple of Amun at Karnak.

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Among politicians, Shoshenq I ranks 1,067 out of 15,577Before him are Yesugei, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Creon, Queen Paola of Belgium, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Chlothar II, Sigismund I the Old, Adolphe Thiers, Himiko, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Klas Pontus Arnoldson.

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Among people born in 1000 BC, Shoshenq I ranks 5Before him are Elijah, Queen of Sheba, Nathan, and Jeroboam. After him are Devadatta, Asa of Judah, Abijah of Judah, Baasha of Israel, King Elah, Ashurnasirpal II, and Nadab of Israel. Among people deceased in 924 BC, Shoshenq I ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Shoshenq I ranks 67 out of 582Before him are Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Saint Apollonia (110), Meritaten (-1400), Muhammad Abduh (1849), and Sextus Empiricus (160). After him are Sayyid Qutb (1906), Appian (95), Paul of Thebes (227), Saint Maurice (250), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), and Pachomius the Great (292).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Shoshenq I ranks 30Before him are Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Sneferu (-2700), Amenhotep II (-1401), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), and Meritaten (-1400). After him are Psamtik I (-700), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Djedefre (-2600), and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954).