2600 BC - 2560 BC

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Thamphthis is the hellenized name of an ancient Egyptian ruler (pharaoh) of the 4th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom, who may have ruled around 2500 BC under the name Djedefptah for between two and nine years. His original Egyptian name is lost, but it may have been Djedefptah or Ptahdjedef ("he endures like Ptah") according to William C. Hayes. Thamphthis is one of the shadowy rulers of the Old Kingdom, since he is completely unattested in contemporary sources. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thamphthis has received more than 55,532 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Thamphthis is the 3,804th most popular politician (up from 3,897th in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from Egypt and the 94th most popular Politician.

Thamphthis is most famous for being the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

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Among politicians, Thamphthis ranks 3,804 out of 15,577Before him are Aaron Burr, Ivan Sirko, Sima Guang, Al-Ashraf Khalil, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, and Tissaphernes. After him are Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Yitzhak Navon, Walter Sans Avoir, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Francesco Foscari, and Dion of Syracuse.

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Among people born in 2600 BC, Thamphthis ranks 5Before him are Djedefre, Userkaf, Shepseskaf, and Hetepheres II. After him are Bikheris, Meresankh III, Khentkaus I, Djedefhor, Kawab, Khamerernebty II, and Khamerernebty I. Among people deceased in 2560 BC, Thamphthis ranks 2Before him is Hetepheres II.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Thamphthis ranks 188 out of 582Before him are Ahmose (-1504), Shepseskare (-2450), Tewfik Pasha (1852), Al-Aziz Uthman (1171), Cosmas Indicopleustes (600), and Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260). After him are Al-Adid (1149), Pentawer (-1173), Senakhtenre Ahmose (-1600), Ahmes (-1680), Merit-Ptah (-2700), and Ahmed Zewail (1946).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Thamphthis ranks 94Before him are Tetisheri (-1600), Ahmose (-1504), Shepseskare (-2450), Tewfik Pasha (1852), Al-Aziz Uthman (1171), and Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260). After him are Al-Adid (1149), Pentawer (-1173), Senakhtenre Ahmose (-1600), Ahmes (-1680), Intef III (-2050), and Berenice III of Egypt (-120).