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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 739,195 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Sneferu is the 898th most popular politician (down from 546th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 47th in 2019) and the 25th 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 898 out of 15,577Before him are Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Olaf Tryggvason, Aristides, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Mindaugas. After him are Amenhotep II, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Sergey Kirov, Michael III, Tullus Hostilius, and Şah Sultan.

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Among people born in 2700 BC, Sneferu ranks 2Before him is Khufu. After him are Khaba, Sanakht, Hetepheres I, Merit-Ptah, Prince Rahotep, Meritites I, Henutsen, Horus Sa, 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 57 out of 582Before him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), and Tiye (-1398). After him are Amenhotep II (-1401), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Eli Cohen (1924), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), and Saint Apollonia (110).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Sneferu ranks 25Before him are Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Khufu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), and Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62). After him are Amenhotep II (-1401), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Meritaten (-1400), Shoshenq I (-1000), and Psamtik I (-700).