The Kings of Egypt

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A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about the Kings of Egypt. Discover fascinating facts and information about ancient Egypt and the Kings of Egypt.
The Role of the Kings of Egypt
List of all the Kings of Egypt
Kings or Pharaohs?
The consorts and Queens of Egypt
Names of all the Kings of Egypt and their history time periods
Egyptian Dynasties and Kingdoms
Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom & New Kingdom
An overview of the Kings of Egypt of ancient Egypt

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The Kings of Egypt
The Kings of Egypt were the rulers of Egyptian dynasties. The ancient Egyptian Dynasties consisted of a succession of kings from the same family who succeeded each other on the throne of Egypt by right of inheritance. The history and civilization of ancient Egypt endured for over 3000 years and the Kings of Egypt helped to build a powerful empire.

List of all the Kings of Egypt - How many Kings of Egypt?
A chart containing a list of the Kings of Egypt can be found at the end of this article. How many Kings of Egypt were there? Well, our list provides 225 names of Kings of Egypt. However, there were many unsettled periods in ancient Egyptian history due to internal conflicts between different families and many foreign rulers. So kings were apt to be replaced after very short reigns. The records of the ancient Egyptians did not provide a comprehensive list all the names of the foreign kings but our list certainly contains details of all the known names of the Kings of Egypt.

The Kings of Egypt - Kings or Pharaohs?
The Kings of Egypt are often referred to as Pharaohs. Which is the correct title? Should the rulers of ancient Egypt be referred to as Kings or Pharaohs? The kings of Egypt were not called 'Pharaohs' until the time period called the New Kingdom 1550 -1069 BCE following the reign of Queen Hatshepsut in the Eighteenth Dynasty. The title 'Pharaoh' literally means "great house" as a reference to the residence of the royal palace. The title of Pharaoh was added to the other titles before the ruler's name following the expulsion of the
Hyksos (meaning "foreign rulers") at the end of the 17th dynasty to indicate that the king was Egyptian and descended from the sun god Ra. 'Pharaoh' is the term we commonly use today to describe all of the kings of Egypt but, strictly speaking, this should be confined to the monarchs who reigned after Queen Hatshepsut.

The Kings of Egypt -v- Queens of Egypt
On the subject of the Queens of Egypt it is interesting to note that the ancient Egyptians had no word that was equivalent to "Queen". There were women that ruled in their own right, but they usually faced considerable opposition, especially from the high court officials and some of the priests. The title of a female ruler was the same as a man - King or Pharaoh. The queens of ancient Egypt were depicted in the same manner as the Kings, complete with the false beard that hooked behind the ears, which was a symbol of royal authority.

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The Role of the Kings of Egypt
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Fact 1 on the Kings of Egypt:

The kings of Egypt were absolute monarchs, they had total power and could demand services and taxes from their subjects.

Fact 2 on the Kings of Egypt:

During the 4th dynasty, the kings of Egypt adopted the persona of a living god, who ruled absolutely and could demand the services and the wealth of his subjects.

Fact 3 on the Kings of Egypt:

Each of the kings was considered to be the incarnation of the god Horus and from the 5th Dynasty the king was also considered to be the son of Ra, the sun god.

Fact 4 on the Kings of Egypt:

The kings therefore adopted a divine status and the role as a mediator with the gods.

Fact 5 on the Kings of Egypt:

The royal insignia consisted of the crook and flail. The crook sign symbolized the king's role as the 'shepherd' of the people and the flail symbolized the king's role as the provider of food for the people.

Fact 6 on the Kings of Egypt:

The crook was also the symbol of leadership and protection and the flail as a symbol of discipline as a whip or weapon emphasizing that the kings represented the law of the land.

Fact 7 on the Kings of Egypt:

The kings governed the kingdom with his family and appointed government officials to assist in the governance of ancient Egypt.

Fact 8 on the Kings of Egypt:

As the High Priests of all the religious cults, the kings made daily offerings to the gods in their temples. Only the kings and priests were allowed to enter the temples which were believed to house the gods, the spirits of the gods resided in the magnificent statues.

Fact 9 on the Kings of Egypt:

During the periods in history called the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom the kings were buried in pyramids - which they believed was a kind of 'stargate' to heaven.

Fact 10 on the Kings of Egypt:

During the New Kingdom the kings were buried in hidden tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Fact 11 on the Kings of Egypt:

The pharaohs were also commander-in-chief of the armed forces and often led the armies in person and participated in the fighting.

Fact 12 on the Kings of Egypt:

The kings and their royal insignia were untouchable to ordinary mortals who had to pay due homage to the king, prostrating themselves before him.

Fact 13 on the Kings of Egypt:

The kings, together with the Hapi the Nile god were believed to control the annual flooding of the River Nile and took this responsibility extremely seriously, making due offerings to the gods to try to ensure a 'good flood'. 

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List of the Kings of Egypt
A list of all the names of the kings of Egypt are detailed in the following chart.

List of Kings of Egypt - Intermediate Periods
Please Note: The names of the kings of the Intermediate Periods are not well documented and it therefore not possible to verify the accuracy of their names or the dates they reigned. During the Intermediate Periods foreign occupation and continuous internal struggles were common and rulers were often transitory.

List of the Kings of Egypt
History PeriodDynastiesNames of Kings & Pharaohs
Early Dynastic Period1st Dynasty

The Founders

Queen Merneith
2nd DynastyHotepsekhemwy
Old Kingdom3rd Dynasty

Civil War &
the Step Pyramids

Sanakhte (Nebka)
King Djoser
King Sekhemkhet
King Khaba
4th Dynasty

Age of the Pyramids

Khufu aka Cheops
Djedefre aka Radjedef
Khafre aka Chephren
Menkaure aka Mycerinus
5th Dynasty

The Sun Kings

Neferirkare Kakai
Shepseskare Ini
Neuserre Izi
Djedkare Isesi
6th Dynasty

The Conspiracies

Pepi I
Pepi II
King Merenre II
Queen Nitocris
1st Intermediate Period7th Dynasty

The Oligarchs

Neferkara I
Neferkare II
Neferkare III Nebi
Djedkara Shemai
Neferkare IV Khendu
8th Dynasty

The rulers of Memphis

Neferkamin Seneferka
Neferkare V
Neferkare VI
Neferkamin Anu
Qakare Ibi
Neferkara II
Neferkawhor Khuwihap
9th DynastyKing Khety or Khetys
King Merekare
King Senenh or Setut
King Mer Khety
10th Dynasty

Herakleopolis rulers

Wankare (Acthoes III)
Middle Kingdom11th Dynasty

The Mentuhoteps

Intef I
Intef II
Intef III
Mentuhotep I
Mentuhotep II
Mentuhotep III
Mentuhotep IV
12th Dynasty

The Warrior Kings

Amenemhet I
Senusret I
Amenemhet II
Senusret II
Senusret III
Amenemhet III
Amenemhet IV
Queen Sobeknefru
2nd Intermediate Period13th Dynasty

The It-tawy kings

Wegaf Khutawyre
Ameny Intef IV (Amenemhet V)
Hor Auyibre
Sobekhotep II (Amenmehet VI)
Khendjer Userkare
Sobekhotep III Sekhemre Sewadjtawy
Neferhotep I Khasekhemwyre
Sobekhotep IV Khaneferre
Ay Merneferre
Neferhotep II
14th Dynasty


The Xois Kings

15th Dynasty

The Hyksos

16th Dynasty


The Hyksos

Pepi III
Nikare II
17th Dynasty


The Theban rulers of Upper Egypt

Rahotep Sekhemrewahkhaw
Sobekemsaf I Sekhemreshedtawy
Antef VI Sekhemrewepmaat
Antef VII Nebkheperre
Intef VIII Sekhemreherhermaat
Sobekemsaf II Sekhemrewadjkhaw
Tao I the Elder Senakhtenre
Tao II the Brave Seqenenre
New Kingdom18th Dynasty



Amenhotep I
Amenhotep I
Thutmose I
Thutmose II
Queen Hatshepsut
Thutmose III
Amenhotep II
Thutmose IV
Amenhotep III
19th DynastyRamses I
Seti I
Ramses II aka Ramses the Great
Merenptah aka Merneptah
Seti II
Queen Twosret
20th DynastySetnakhte
Ramses III
Ramses IV
Ramses V
Ramses VI
Ramses VII
Ramses VIII
Ramses IX
Ramses X
Ramses XI
Post Empire


21st Dynasty

The High Priests of Amun and the Theban Kings

Psusennes I
Osorkon the Elder
Psusennes II
22nd Dynasty

The Libyan period

Shoshenq I
Osorkon I
Takelot I
Shoshenq II
Osorkon II
Shoshenq III
Shoshenq IV
Shoshenq V
Osorkon IV
23rd Dynasty

The Libyans and Kings of Thebes

Takelot II
Pedubast I
Shoshenq VI
Osorkon III
Takelot III


24th Dynasty

The City States

Tefnakhte I
Bakenranef (Bocchoris)
25th Dynasty

The Nubians

Kashta - 24th
Piye - 24th
Shabaka - 25th
26th Dynasty

The Kings of Sais

Necho I
Psamtik I (Psammetichus I)
Necho II (Wehemibre)
Psamtik II (Psammetichus II)
Apries (Haaibre)
Amasis II aka Ahmose II
Psamtik III (Psammetichus III)
27th Dynasty

First Persian Period

Cambyses II
Darius Setutre
Artaxerxes I
Darius II
Artaxerxes II
28th Dynasty

Disgraced Saite King

29th Dynasty

The Kings of Mendes

Nepherites I
Hakor (Achoris)
Nepherites II
30th DynastyNectanebo I
Nectanebo II
31st Dynasty

Second Rule of the Persians

Artaxerxes III
Darius III
List of the Kings of Egypt

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