She also told her people that she was a demi-goddess and that she was conceived when the god Amon had impregnated her mother. This knowledge solidified her claim to power within her kingdom and allowed her to continue her reign further than any woman had before (Mark pars. 10-11). She continued the work of her father but her building plans could not be compared to her father’s. She did, however build the some of the largest obelisks of the time, with her name engraved on them, as well as many other statues and temples, many of which still stand today.
Her blood was royal, and about one hundred generations of her family had ruled before she was even born. But for the blood to remain pure, incest was practiced. She was married to her brother, Ptolemy XIII, who was ten years old. The fate of the kingdom was left in Cleopatra?s and Ptolemy XIII?s hands. Despite how young the two were, they were raised to co rule and be king and queen, and they were also highly educated.
Why is this? Well the main reason is that all these influential women were royalty. Some of the most important figures in Egyptian history were women. One of these women was Hatshepsut, who is famous for being the first female Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. By studying different details about her life, one can see several other reasons why she was significant in Egyptian history.
Hatshepsut as a pharaoh of Egypt from roughly 1479 to 1458 BCE. She not only had the long west reign of any Egyptian female, but is also regarded as one of the most successful rulers in Egyptian history. Under Hatshepsut, Egypt explored, built, and grew. Hatshepsut had many achievements, but the greatest of them all was being the first female pharaoh of Egypt to have full powers during the 18th dynasty when there was great opposition against the women leadership. She was the daughter of King Thutmose I and took over leadership after the death of her husband and step-brother, Thutmose.
They had six daughters and according to some, they had one son. Amenhotep 's reign, Nefertiti enjoyed a high-profile evidence of her political importance of carved scenes in which she is shown accompanying him during ceremonial acts she is shown taking part in the daily worship and making offerings similar to those of the king-acts quite unlike those usually all or whom had a secondary role. in the fifth year of his reign, Amenhotep changed his name to Akhenaten. He went against the beliefs of previous kings by announcing that the sun god Aten was the greatest of all Egyptian gods and the only one who should he worshipped rather than Amen- Ra who had long been considered supreme. Nefertiti shared his belief.
Hatshepsut VaLynn Transmeier Did you know that Hatshepsut was the only female pharaoh in Egypt? Hatshepsut had a lot of accomplishments during her time of ruling. She has a lot of facts about her life. Hatshepsut also made many temples. She also had some comparison with other female rulers.
Cleopatra VII Philopator Did you know that the marvellous, and stunning Cleopatra was also very clever? She was known to do anything to get what she wanted. Many historians still discuss how Cleopatra came into power because she left such an interesting legacy. Queen Cleopatra is one example of how women can be just as powerful as men. Although not originally from Egypt, Cleopatra became Queen of that country.
Another political leader was Theodore M. Berry. This country is connected to Elizabeth because she grew up in a small town. Her parents were pretty wealthy, she was raised well with her other siblings. Her sister and one of the women that worked for her family encouraged Elizabeth to write in her journal and that made Elizabeth want to become an author. Elizabeth is biography worthy because she has to go through alot, he family survived a war, she was able to write all her feelings down in her journal and be able to share all her accomplishments with everyone.
The Tang dynasty was first run by the emperor Tang Taizong he was a great ruler and brought the empire to success in it’s early days ranging from 626 649. was the next to take power. She ruled from behind the scenes for a while, until 660 when she declared herself empress being the first to ever do so in china. Along with these strong rulers the Tang had a strong central bureaucracy. Through this bureaucracy you could enter by taking a test or if you were very high class you could just automatically be given a position.Ironically even though the empress was female, only males could apply for positions. While this system was both sexist and classist it still run rather well.
Cleopatra was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 69 B.C. and died August 12, 30 B.C. She was considered one of the most famous female Pharaoh known today. She was known to be very beautiful and charming. She became the Pharaoh by ruling with her brother then exiling him from power.
Hatshepsut Denisse Lopez Hatshepsut’s name originally meant spirit double of Ra. She was the daughter of King Thutmose l. She married her half-brother King Thutmose the ll. She ruled with her husband for a few years and when her husband died, she became the first female pharaoh of Kemet. She mainly wore men’s clothes in order to prove herself leader. Unlike any other pharaoh, she avoided military conquests.
In 1479 B.C.E. Thutmose II passed the power of Pharaoh to co-ruler Hatshepsut-his sister/wife-because his son, Thutmose III, was too young. During her reign, she proved she was worthy by becoming one of the “most ambitious builders in Egyptian history” (Cole and Symes 34). However, after ruling for 21 years her legacy was tested. Scholars found defaced statues and portraits of Hatshepsut.
Thutmose II and Hatshepsut ended up having a daughter named Neferure, but the male heir was an infant that a concubine named Isis. A concubine is pretty much like a mistress. The male heir was named Thutmose III, who was Hatshepsut’s nephew and who she would later on marry after Thutmose II dies. Hatshepsut would later on rule jointly with Thutmose III as his regent. Hatshepsut was actually Egypt’s first
I would prefer to first discuss the Alexiad, as it is unique from other historical documents I’ve read in the sense that it is a biography written by a princess about her father. Anna Comnena, the author of the Alexiad, was the daughter of Emperor Alexius and Empress Irene. Anna Comnena considered herself to be a rightful princess, and a well-educated woman. She was educated particularly well in Greek literature, the philosophy of Aristotle and Plato, as well as what were then considered to be the Quadrivium of sciences, which included music, geometry, arithmetic and music. She states this herself “I Anna…born and bred in the Purple – having devoted the most earnest study to the Greek language…and having read thoroughly the treatises of Aristotle and the dialogues of Plato, and having