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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shoshenq I has received more than 320,900 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Shoshenq I is the 970th most popular politician (down from 906th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 60th in 2019) and the 29th 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 970 out of 15,710Before him are George II of Greece, Critias, Wanli Emperor, Christian I of Denmark, Handan Sultan, and Peter III of Aragon. After him are Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, Louis IV of France, Thutmose IV, Jacques Necker, Mausolus, and Lee Myung-bak.

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Among people born in 1000 BC, Shoshenq I ranks 4Before him are Elijah, Jeroboam, and Nathan. After him are Asa of Judah, Abijah of Judah, Devadatta, Baasha of Israel, King Elah, Ashurnasirpal II, Nadab of Israel, and Michal. Among people deceased in 924 BC, Shoshenq I ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Shoshenq I ranks 63 out of 520Before him are Moses in Islam (-1392), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Appian (95), Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), and Sextus Empiricus (160). After him are Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Tiye (-1398), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), and Eli Cohen (1924).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Shoshenq I ranks 29Before him are Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Amenhotep II (-1401), and Djedefre (-2600). After him are Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Psamtik I (-700), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), and Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184).