Takelot II

900 BC - 825 BC

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Hedjkheperre Setepenre Takelot II Si-Ese was a pharaoh of the Twenty-third Dynasty of Ancient Egypt in Middle and Upper Egypt. He has been identified as the High Priest of Amun Takelot F, son of the High Priest of Amun Nimlot C at Thebes and, thus, the son of Nimlot C and grandson of king Osorkon II according to the latest academic research. Based on two lunar dates belonging to Takelot II, this Upper Egyptian pharaoh is today believed to have ascended to the throne of a divided Egypt in either 845 BC or 834 BC. Most Egyptologists today, including Aidan Dodson, Gerard Broekman, Jürgen von Beckerath, M.A. Leahy and Karl Jansen-Winkeln, also accept David Aston's hypothesis that Shoshenq III was Osorkon II's actual successor at Tanis, rather than Takelot II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takelot II has received more than 51,454 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Takelot II is the 4,265th most popular politician (up from 4,785th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 215th in 2019) and the 99th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Takelot II is most famous for being the king who ruled during the time of the Amarna period.

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Among politicians, Takelot II ranks 4,265 out of 15,710Before him are Ernst Johann von Biron, José Gervasio Artigas, Pontiac, Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, Jindeok of Silla, and Zhu Youlang. After him are Andocides, Sisowath Monivong, Bolesław II the Generous, Bogd Khan, Yang You, and Terauchi Masatake.

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Among people born in 900 BC, Takelot II ranks 14Before him are Ahaziah of Judah, Menua, Jehoash of Israel, Shammuramat, Jehoahaz of Israel, and Caranus of Macedon. After him are Arame of Urartu, Hazael, Sarduri I, Ishpuini of Urartu, Ashur-dan III, and Shoshenq III. Among people deceased in 825 BC, Takelot II ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Takelot II ranks 203 out of 520Before him are Achilles Tatius (200), Ahmed Zewail (1946), Al-Mutawakkil III (1500), Didymus the Blind (313), Osorkon II (-1000), and Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853). After him are Mohammed Abdel Wahab (1901), Shoshenq II (-1000), Ibn Yunus (950), Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260), Osorkon I (-1000), and Wazner (-3500).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Takelot II ranks 99Before him are Sa'id of Egypt (1822), Fuad II of Egypt (1952), Tewfik Pasha (1852), Al-Mutawakkil III (1500), Osorkon II (-1000), and Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853). After him are Shoshenq II (-1000), Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260), Osorkon I (-1000), Wazner (-3500), Samir Amin (1931), and Al-Adid (1149).