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Amenhotep IV

Definition of the noun amenhotep iv

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  1. early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)


Who is Amenhotep IV?

Amenhotep IV a.k.a. Akhenaten known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was a pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods.


Amenhotep Iv a.k.a. Akhenaton is a fictional character from the 2007 film La Reine Soleil.

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Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

Early Life Born Amenhotep IV and also known as Amenophis IV, Akhenaton (or Ikhnaton) was the son and successor of Amenhotep III (also known as Amenophis III) of the Twenty-eighth Dynasty. Akhenaton's life and accomplishments need to ...



At this period a heresy was introduced into Egypt, favoured by the Queen Taia Amenhotep IV. became a worshipper of the Aten or solar orb, to the exclusion of the other deities of Egypt, especially of Amen-ra. The capital was removed to ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1988)

by Geoffrey W. Bromiley

Found at the capital of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), these tablets in cuneiform Babylonian give further ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of World History (2006)

by John J. Butt

Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) (r. c. 1364-1347 B.C.E.) Ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom who changed the religion and capital of Egypt. Amenhotep renamed himself Akhenaton; introduced the worship of Aton, ...

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