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Ramses I

Short Biography, Information & Facts about Ramses I, the famous pharaoh and king of Egypt

Biography, Facts and information about the life of a Pharaoh
The term pharaoh was the title of an ancient Egyptian king who was considered to be a living god and worshipped as a deity. The pharaoh was an absolute ruler of Egypt, both the political and religious leader. 

Short Biography of the life of Ramses I
The history, facts and information about Ramses I, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Ramses I:

  • Ramses I was also known as Rameses and Ramesses which are alternative spellings of the name
  • Also referred to as Menpehtyre Ramessu I 
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Ramses I ruled in the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh: Horemheb 1321 BC -1292 BC
  • Years of Reign: 1292  BC 1290 BC

  • Succeeded by: Seti I 1290  BC 1279 BC
  • Family
    • Father: His father was Seti
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Queen Sitre
    • Children: Seti I
  • Year of Death: 1290 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV16
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Ramses I: Re-excavated by Giovanni Belzoni (1778 - 1823) in 1817
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Ramses I was famous: The founder of the 19th Dynasty of Pharaohs. Following the chaos caused by the heretic King Akhenaten the previous Pharaoh, Horemheb, restored the established order in Egypt with his Great Edict, or code of laws and the eradication of all traces of the heretic religion. Horemheb left no heir to the throne. Ramses was originally a military commander in Egypt, originally the chief of the archers. He became more powerful and found favor with Horemheb who appointed him Vizier of Egypt. Ramses then became the High Priest of Amun. He was not of royal birth but came from a noble family. He was over 60 when he took the role of Pharaoh but reigned for less than two years. His appointment as Pharaoh guaranteed that the religion established by Akhenaten and the worship of the Aten was totally abandoned leaving the Ancient Egyptians to revert to their old gods and religion.

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