1400 BC - 1334 BC

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Smenkhkare (alternatively romanized Smenkhare, Smenkare, or Smenkhkara; meaning "'Vigorous is the Soul of Re") was an 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. Very little is known of Smenkhkare for certain because later kings sought to erase the Amarna Period from history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Smenkhkare has received more than 608,562 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Smenkhkare is the 603rd most popular politician (down from 388th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 35th 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 603 out of 15,710Before him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Ion Antonescu, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Władysław IV Vasa, Christian IX of Denmark, and Gustav III of Sweden. After him are Michael VIII Palaiologos, Constantine IX Monomachos, Sun Quan, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Louis VI of France, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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Among people born in 1400 BC, Smenkhkare ranks 4Before him are Nefertiti, Akhenaten, and Miriam. After him are Meritaten, Shalmaneser I, Kiya, Muršili II, Jethro, Meritamen, 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 48 out of 520Before him are Hagar (-1800), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Dalida (1933), Ramesses III (-1217), and Sneferu (-2700). After him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), Manetho (-201), Ahmose I (-1560), and Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Smenkhkare ranks 21Before him are Horemheb (-1319), Baibars (1223), Ay (-1380), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), and Sneferu (-2700). After him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Farouk of Egypt (1920), and Amenhotep II (-1401).