NameSmendis I Pharaoh of Egypt
Birthabt 1100 BC
Deathabt 1043 BC
Misc. Notes
Ruled Egypt between 1069-1043 BC.
First ruler of the Tanite 21st dynasty, Third Intermediate Period.

Smedes was an official during the reign of Ramesses XI of the 20th Dynasty. Smedes began his rule in Tanis. There he was the high priest of
Amon and the viceroy of Lower Egypt. Hrihor was also a high priest of Amon and the viceroy of Upper Egypt. Together these two kept
Ramesses XI in seclusion on his estates. Upon the death of Ramesses, Smedes and Hrihor divided Egypt among them, which started the
Twenty-first Dynasty. As a native of Djede, Smedes could have no personal right to the throne. The only record of Smedes' reign is a damaged
inscription on a pillar in a quarry at Gebelen.
FatherRamses XI Pharaoh of Egypt (~1110bc-~1069bc)
ChildrenPsusennes I (-~991bc)
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