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Ramses VI

Short Biography, Information & Facts about Ramses VI, 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 VI
The history, facts and information about Ramses VI, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

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

  • Ramses VI was also known as Rameses and Ramesses which are alternative spellings of the name
  • Born as Prince Amenhirkhopshef and changed his name when he became Pharaoh
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Ramses VI ruled in the Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh:
  • Years of Reign: 1141 BC 1133 BC

  • Succeeded by: Ramses VII
  • Family
    • Father: His father was Ramses III
    • Mother: His mother was Queen Isis
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Nefertera and another wife was Nubkhesed
    • Children:  3 sons and 1 daughter, Iset - Prince Itamun suceeded him as Ramesses VII. The names of his other sons were Amenhirkhepeshef and Panebenkemyt
  • Year of Death: 1133 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV9
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Ramses VI: Georges Daressy (1864 - 1934) in 1888
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Ramses VI was famous: He was a son of Ramses III who succeeded to the throne from his nephew, Ramses V. As with his predecessor  the power of the Pharaoh continued to decrease with the increase in the power of the wealthy priesthood of Amun which controlled the temple land, food supplies and state finances. In an effort to reduce this power he introduced his daughter Isis to the Amun priesthood "in her role as God's Wife of Amun or Divine Adoratice.". In military matters he fought off the attacks from Syrian raiders bringing some stability to the country, especially Thebes.

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