Thutmose I

1600 BC - 1493 BC

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Thutmose I (sometimes read as Thutmosis or Tuthmosis I, Thothmes in older history works in Latinized Greek; Ancient Egyptian: ḏḥwtj-ms, Tʼaḥawtī-mīsaw, pronounced [tʼaˈħawtij ˈmisˌaw], meaning "Thoth is born") was the third pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. He received the throne after the death of the previous king, Amenhotep I. During his reign, he campaigned deep into the Levant and Nubia, pushing the borders of Egypt farther than ever before in each region. He also built many temples in Egypt, and a tomb for himself in the Valley of the Kings; he is the first king confirmed to have done this (though Amenhotep I may have preceded him). Thutmose I's reign is generally dated to 1506–1493 BC, but a minority of scholars—who think that astrological observations used to calculate the timeline of ancient Egyptian records, and thus the reign of Thutmose I, were taken from the city of Memphis rather than from Thebes—would date his reign to 1526–1513 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thutmose I has received more than 630,846 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Thutmose I is the 511th most popular politician (up from 623rd in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 51st in 2019) and the 19th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Thutmose I was the third pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. He was the son of Thutmose I and a minor wife, Mutnofret. He was not the son of Queen Hatshepsut, who was the daughter of Thutmose I. Thutmose I was famous for his campaigns to conquer Syria and Nubia, and for establishing trade relations with the Land of Punt.

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Among politicians, Thutmose I ranks 511 out of 15,710Before him are Gideon, António Guterres, Patrice Lumumba, Geronimo, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, and Georges Clemenceau. After him are George II of Great Britain, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, Robert Mugabe, Menachem Begin, Frederick I of Prussia, and Valerian.

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Among people born in 1600 BC, Thutmose I ranks 1After him are Kamose, Seqenenre Tao, Senenmut, Apepi, Telipinu, Senakhtenre Ahmose, Tetisheri, Zidanta I, Ammuna, Huzziya I, and Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef. Among people deceased in 1493 BC, Thutmose I ranks 1

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Among people born in Egypt, Thutmose I ranks 44 out of 520Before him are Baibars (1223), Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ay (-1380), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Hagar (-1800), and Menkaure (-2001). After him are Dalida (1933), Ramesses III (-1217), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), and Umm Kulthum (1898).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Thutmose I ranks 19Before him are Khufu (-2700), Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Baibars (1223), Ay (-1380), and Menkaure (-2001). After him are Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), and Cleopatra I Syra (-204).