18th Dynasty in Detail

If you take a good look at the 18th dynasty and follow it through carefully, you will see how often families intermarried. In a lot of instances, the Pharoah would initially marry a cousin or sister but would then go on to marry his own daughter or grand daughter. It is also rumoured that one Pharoah married his own mother. Keep reading to find out for yourself:


    Ahmose Nebhepetyre; Ahmose; Ahmosis I 1539 – 1514

    Great Wife – Ahmose Nefertary
    Minor Wifes – Kasmut and Thenthapi

    Children with Ahmose Nefertary
    Merytamun – eldest daughter (died young)
    Satamun – 2nd daughter (died infant)
    Sapair – eldest son (died young)
    Saamen – 2nd son (died infant)
    Aahotep – 3rd daughter (Queen)
    Amenhotep I – 3rd son (King)
    Satkames – 4th daughter (died aged ~30)
    Ahmose – daughter

    Children with Kasmut – daughter named Tair

    Children with Thenthapi – daughter named Henttameh

      Amenhotep I Djeserkare; Amenhotep; Amenhotpe I; Amenophis I 1514 – 1493

      Great Wife – Aahotep (his sister)
      Minor Wife – Merytamun (his sister)

      Children with Aahotep – son named Amunemhat

        Thutmose I Akheperkare; Tuthmosis; Tuthmose I; Thutmosis I; Djehutymes I 1493 – 1481

        Great Wife – Ahmose (daughter of Ahmose Nebhepetyre and Ahmose Nefertary)
        Minor Wife – Moutnofrit

        Children with Ahmose – 2 sons Wadjmose and Amenmose (both died early) and 2 daughters Hatshepsut and Neferukheb

        Children with Moutnofrit – son named Tuthmose II

          Thutmose II Tuthmosis; Tuthmose II; Thutmosis II; Djehutymes II(Akheperenre) 1481 – 1479

          Great Wife – Hatshepsut (his half sister)
          Minor Wife – Isis

          Children with Isis – son Tuthmose III

            Hatshepsut (Maatkare) 1473 – 1458 (the Queen who became King)

            Husband – Tuthmose II (her half brother)

            Children with lover, Senmut – daughter Nefrure

              Thutmose III; Tuthmosis; Tuthmose III; Thutmosis III; Djehutymes III(Menkheperre) 1479 – 1425

              Great Wife – Nefrure (his step sister) (died)
              Great Wife – Sitiah (was soon replaced)
              Great Wife – Hatshepsut Meryetre
              Minor Wifes – Menhet, Menwi, Merti

              Children (not sure who the mothers were) – 5 sons and at least two daughters; son Amenemhat died early so the crown went to Hatshepsut Meryetre’s son Amenhotep II

                Amenhotep II; Amenhotep (heqaiunu); Amenhotpe II; Amenophis II (Akheperure) 1427 – 1392

                Great Wife – Meryet-Amun
                Great Wife – Hatshepsut Meryetre (his mother)
                Minor Wifes – Tiaa and many others but un-named

                Children (by Meryet-Amun, Tiaa and other minor wifes) – Tuthmose IV, Amenhotep, Khaemwaset(?), Amenemopet, Ahmose, Webensenu, Nedjem

                  Thutmose IV Tuthmosis: Tuthmose IV; Thuthmosis IV; DjeheutymesIV (Menkheperure) 1392 – 1382

                  Great Wife – Tiaa (his mother)
                  Minor Wife – Mutemwiya

                  Children with Mutemwiya – Amenhotep III

                    Amenhotep III Amenhotep III (heqawaset); Amenhotpe III; Amenophis III; Nubmaatre (Nebmaatre) 1382 – 1344

                    Great Wife – Tiye (father’s name was Yuya)

                    Children with Tiye – Akhenaten

                      Amenhotep IV / Akhenaten Neferkheperure; Amenhotpe IV; Amenophis IV 1352 – 1336 Neferneferuaten; Nefertiti 1341 – 1337

                      Great Wife – Nefertiti (for 12 years)
                      Great Wife – Kiya (for 2 years) (died from the plague)
                      Great Wife – Merytaten (for 2 years) (his daughter)
                      Minor Wifes – Kiya (until Nefertiti disappeared from the scene), Mekataten (his daughter) and Ankhesenpaatan (his daughter)

                      Children with Nefertiti – 6 daughters named Ankhesenpaatan, Merytaten, Neferneferuaten, Neferneferure, Mekataten, and Sotepenre (last 4 daughters died of the plague) (not born in this order)

                      Children with Kiya – 2 sons named Smenkhare and Tutankhamen

                      Children with Merytaten (his daughter) – a daughter named Merytaten the Younger

                        Smenkhkare Neferkheperure; Amenhotpe IV; Amenophis IV (Ankhkheperure) 1337 – 1336

                        Great Wife – Merytaten (his half sister)

                          Tutankhamun (Nebkheperure) Tutankhaten; Tutankhamun (heqaiunushema); Tutankhamen; 1336 – 1327

                          Great Wife – Ankhesenpaatan (his half sister)

                          Children with Ankhesenpaatan – 2 still born daughters found in Tutankhamun grave with him

                            Ay (Kheperkheperure) Ay (itnetjer) 1327 – 1323 (Brother of Queen Tiye & Father of Nefertiti)

                            Great Wife – Ankhesenpaatan (his grand daughter)
                            Minor Wife – Tiy II

                            No Heir.

                              Horemheb (Djeserkheperure) Djeserkheperure Setepenre; Horemheb (meryamun); Horemhab; Haremhab; 1323 – 1295

                              A military leader appointed by the people.

                              Great Wife – Amenia (for 4 years before dying)
                              Great Wife – Mutnedjmet (Nefertiti’s sister) (died in childbirth – the foetus was buried with her)

                              Horemheb had no heir so he appointed a military leader to succeed him.

                              That leader was Ramesses I.

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