New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Takelot II

900 BC - 825 BC

Photo of Takelot II

Icon of person Takelot II

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 65,831 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Takelot II is the 4,623rd most popular politician (down from 4,259th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 110th most popular Egyptian Politician.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 66k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Takelot IIS by language


Among politicians, Takelot II ranks 4,623 out of 15,577Before him are Kersti Kaljulaid, Louis I, Count of Flanders, Khabul Khan, Franz Ritter von Epp, Peter II of Sicily, and Sahib I Giray. After him are Abu Yaqub Yusuf, Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia, Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, and Chief Seattle.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 900 BC, Takelot II ranks 15Before him are Jehoash of Israel, Jehoahaz of Israel, Caranus of Macedon, Menua, Shammuramat, and Arame of Urartu. After him are Hazael, Ashur-dan III, Shalmaneser IV, Ishpuini of Urartu, Shoshenq III, and Pedubast I. Among people deceased in 825 BC, Takelot II ranks 1

Others Born in 900 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 825 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Takelot II ranks 219 out of 582Before him are Abdel Halim Hafez (1929), Iry-Hor (-3101), Prince Rahotep (-2700), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Achilles Tatius (200), and Arnuwanda II (-1400). After him are Osorkon I (-1000), Al-Tahawi (853), Yuya (-1500), Youssef Chahine (1926), Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (-1800), and Amun-her-khepeshef (-1300).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Takelot II ranks 110Before him are Ahmed ‘Urabi (1841), Psusennes II (-1100), Hor (-1800), Iry-Hor (-3101), Prince Rahotep (-2700), and Arnuwanda II (-1400). After him are Osorkon I (-1000), Yuya (-1500), Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep (-1800), Amun-her-khepeshef (-1300), Ka (null), and Shoshenq II (-1000).