The Egypt of Thutmose III by T.D. Van BastenThe Napoleon of ancient Egypt
Thutmose III was one of the most known and respected of all of Egypts pharaohs, regardless of dynasty or time period. He ruled during the New Kingdom, which is often seen as the “star-studded” dynasty in ancient Egyptian history because thats the dynasty where many of the “big names” come from. He had the benefit of a lengthy co-rule that allowed him to develop and hone his military skills which would serve him incredibly well during his time in power.
His early life and rule were rather unusual, and he was a powerful person, even when he was just a mere infant. He was the son of Thutmose II and one of his lesser wives of common heritage. Thutmose II was married to the incredibly powerful Queen Hatshepsut, but the two were unable to produce a male heir which meant they had to look to Thutmose IIs harem for a suitable successor. Thutmose III was the chosen successor.
Due to his tender age, he would (he was just an infant when his father died) need a co-regent, or a qualified person who could rule in his place until he came of age. Since his birth mother had a humble background, it was determined that his aunt and stepmother, Hatshepsut, be his co-regent. This arrangement worked rather well and proceeded in the traditional manner for the first seven years...
Thutmose III | 10 Facts On Egypt’s Warrior Pharaoh
Thutmose III was a pharaoh who reigned over ancient Egypt for nearly fifty four years and took its empire to unprecedented heights. But as he was too young to rule, the great royal wife of Thutmose II, Queen Hatshepsut became his regent. Hatshepsut soon declared herself Pharaoh. Her reign was marked by prosperity and advancements. Thutmose III was given education befitting a prince and when he reached a suitable age, Hatshepsut appointed him head of her armies. He was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of ancient Egypt.
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Thutmose III. He amassed great wealth for Egypt. - However, he later counted his reign from the beginning of his partnership with Hatshepsut and by Year Twenty he was depicted as on a level of equality with his aunt, whom he presumably supplanted in that year or very soon after.
Thutmose III was born c. Thutmose III succeeded to the throne after his father died, but for the first 20 years of his reign, he shared power with his aunt. After she died, he became pharaoh. He died in Egypt c. We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! Sign up for the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.