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Who was the last Egyptian pharaoh?

Asked by josie (28760points) March 8th, 2010

Cleopatra was the last ruler of Egypt that was called “pharaoh” , but her ancestors were Hellenistic and not Egyptian. Who was the last native Egyptian pharaoh?

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Amasis who was probably the 5th ruler of Egypt during the 26th Dynasty, has been called the last great Egyptian Pharaoh. This is because the rule of his son, Psammetichus III (technically the last Egyptian pharaoh), was very short lived, and in fact even in the last days of Amasis’ life the Persians were already advancing on Egypt. They were the overwhelming power of the region, and would control Egypt up until Alexander the Great’s conquest of Egypt, and the ensuing Greek rulers. After his son, never again would an Egyptian rule ancient Egypt.

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Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar was the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.

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Some Irish guy named O’Bama?

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relly great funny!

davidk's avatar

Nectanebo I was the last of the Egyptian dynasties ruling Egypt, though, even his bloodline is suspect among some Egyptologists.

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