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Harmhab(härm`hăb), d. c.1303 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (c.1342 B.C.–c.1303 B.C.), founder of the XIX dynasty. A powerful noble under IkhnatonIkhnaton
[Egyptian,=Aton is satisfied], d. c.1354 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (c.1372–1354 B.C.), of the XVIII dynasty; son and successor of Amenhotep III. His name at his accession was Amenhotep IV, but he changed it to honor the god Aton.
..... Click the link for more information. , he seems to have been an army commander under the successors of that ruler, most notably under TutankhamenTutankhamen
, fl. c.1350 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty. He was the son-in-law of Ikhnaton and succeeded to the throne after a brief reign by Ikhnaton's successor.
..... Click the link for more information. . As king, Horemheb repaired the temples of Amon, abandoned or demolished buildings erected under Ikhnaton, and by untiring effort suppressed corruption in the government and restored prosperity to Egypt. He was succeeded by Ramses IRamses I
, Rameses I,
or Ramesses I
, d. c.1314 B.C., succeeded Horemheb, the true founder of the XIX dynasty. He died after only one year as king. His son and successor was Seti I.
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