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Smenkhkare (alternatively romanized Smenkhare, Smenkare, or Smenkhkara; meaning "'Vigorous is the Soul of Re") was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of unknown background who lived and ruled during the Amarna Period of the 18th Dynasty. Smenkhkare was husband to Meritaten, the daughter of his likely co-regent, Akhenaten. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Smenkhkare has received more than 752,889 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Smenkhkare is the 703rd most popular politician (down from 603rd in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 48th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Egyptian Politician.

Smenkhkare is most famous for being the co-regent of Akhenaten, and the husband of Nefertiti.

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Among politicians, Smenkhkare ranks 703 out of 15,577Before him are Enrico Dandolo, Childeric III, Henry I of England, Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Maximinus Thrax, and Ilse Koch. After him are John the Fearless, Leonid Kravchuk, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, John of Bohemia, and John Zápolya.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Smenkhkare ranks 4Before him are Nefertiti, Akhenaten, and Miriam. After him are Meritaten, Jethro, Kiya, Shalmaneser I, Meritamen, Muršili II, Ashur-uballit I, and Adad-nirari I. Among people deceased in 1334 BC, Smenkhkare ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Smenkhkare ranks 49 out of 582Before him are Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Khufu (-2700), and Manetho (-201). After him are Farouk of Egypt (1920), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), and Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Smenkhkare ranks 21Before him are Horemheb (-1319), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), and Khufu (-2700). After him are Farouk of Egypt (1920), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Sneferu (-2700), Amenhotep II (-1401), and Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184).