2700 BC - 2609 BC

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Sneferu (snfr-wj "He has perfected me", from Ḥr-nb-mꜣꜥt-snfr-wj "Horus, Lord of Maat, has perfected me", also read Snefru or Snofru), well known under his Hellenized name Soris (Koinē Greek: Σῶρις by Manetho), was the founding pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt during the Old Kingdom. Estimates of his reign vary, with for instance The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt suggesting a reign from around 2613 to 2589 BC, a reign of 24 years, while Rolf Krauss suggests a 30-year reign, and Rainer Stadelmann a 48-year reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sneferu has received more than 604,731 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Sneferu is the 546th most popular politician (down from 471st in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Sneferu is most famous for his pyramid, the first of the pyramids in ancient Egypt.

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Among politicians, Sneferu ranks 546 out of 15,710Before him are Yongzheng Emperor, Aurelian, Mustafa III, Peter II of Russia, Gorm the Old, and Alexander IV of Macedon. After him are Friedrich Ebert, Lycurgus of Sparta, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Juliana of the Netherlands, Edward the Elder, and Ivan III of Russia.

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Among people born in 2700 BC, Sneferu ranks 2Before him is Khufu. After him are Sanakht, Khaba, Merit-Ptah, Hetepheres I, Prince Rahotep, Meritites I, Henutsen, Meresankh I, and Hetephernebti. Among people deceased in 2609 BC, Sneferu ranks 1

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Sneferu ranks 47 out of 520Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Hagar (-1800), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Dalida (1933), and Ramesses III (-1217). After him are Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), Manetho (-201), and Ahmose I (-1560).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Sneferu ranks 20Before him are Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Baibars (1223), Ay (-1380), Menkaure (-2001), and Thutmose I (-1600). After him are Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), and Farouk of Egypt (1920).