1200 BC - 1052 BC


For other bearers of the name see Smendes (disambiguation).Hedjkheperre Setepenre Smendes was the founder of the Twenty-first Dynasty of Egypt and succeeded to the throne after burying Ramesses XI in Lower Egypt – territory which he controlled. His Egyptian nomen or birth name was actually Nesbanebdjed meaning "He of the Ram, Lord of Mendes", but it was translated into Greek as Smendes by later classical writers such as Josephus and Sextus Africanus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Smendes has received more than 138,282 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,396th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Smendes ranks 2,380 out of 14,801Before him are Eugène Edine Pottier, Sher Shah Suri, Burebista, Georges Couthon, Emperor Kōshō, and Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Ammar ibn Yasir, Sancho II of Portugal, Tetricus I, Maria Luisa of Spain, and Gabriel Bethlen.

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Among people born in 1200 BC, Smendes ranks 8Before him are Ramesses IV, Ramesses XI, Ruth, Ramesses V, Ramesses VIII, and Tiglath-Pileser I. After him are Herihor, Di Yi, Wen Ding, Tapputi, Geng Ding, and Wu Yi of Shang. Among people deceased in 1052 BC, Smendes ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Smendes ranks 133 out of 432Before him are Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), Claude François (1939), Mentuhotep III (-2050), Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562), Sosigenes of Alexandria (-80), and Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951). After him are Hemiunu (-2500), Neferirkare Kakai (-2483), Senusret II (-1900), Psusennes I (-1100), Al-Suyuti (1445), and Nonnus (500).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Smendes ranks 61Before him are Isma'il Pasha (1830), Intef I (-2200), Cleopatra IV of Egypt (-138), Kiya (-1400), Mentuhotep III (-2050), and Ahmose-Nefertari (-1562). After him are Senusret II (-1900), Psusennes I (-1100), Alexander Helios (-40), Mentuhotep I (-2200), Berenice III of Egypt (-120), and Apepi (-1600).

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