800 BC - 664 BC

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Taharqa, also spelled Taharka or Taharqo (Egyptian: 𓇿𓉔𓃭𓈎 tꜣ-h-rw-k, Neo-Assyrian: Tar-qu-u2, Hebrew: תִּרְהָקָה‎, Modern: Tirhaqa, Tiberian: Tirehāqā, Manetho's Tarakos, Strabo's Tearco), was a pharaoh of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt and qore (king) of the Kingdom of Kush (present day Sudan), from 690 to 664 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taharqa has received more than 431,969 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Taharqa is the 2,744th most popular politician (down from 2,334th in 2019).

Taharqa is most famous for being the last pharaoh of the 25th dynasty, which was the last native Egyptian dynasty.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Taharqa ranks 2,744 out of 15,710Before him are Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Léon Gambetta, Cecrops I, Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, and Colin Powell. After him are John William Friso, Prince of Orange, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Julius Schreck, Apepi, Mentuhotep I, and Pelopidas.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Taharqa ranks 14Before him are Manasseh of Judah, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Titus Tatius, Jotham of Judah, and Piye. After him are Marduk-apla-iddina II, Tantamani, Zechariah of Israel, Candaules, Menahem, and Pekahiah. Among people deceased in 664 BC, Taharqa ranks 1After him is Necho I.

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