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Semenre is a poorly attested Theban king during the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt who succeeded the equally obscure Nebiriau II. He reigned from 1601 BC to 1600 BC (Kim Ryholt) or ca. 1580 BC (Franke) and belonged to the 16th dynasty (Ryholt) or the 17th dynasty (Franke).

Semenre was succeeded by Seuserenre Bebiankh who left behind more traces of building projects and mining activity in his reign than most kings of this dynasty with the exception of Djehuti. His prenomen "Semenre" means "He who is established by Ra". Semenre is listed on the Turin Canon (11.7). His sole contemporary attestation is an axe inscribed with his prenomen, now in the Petrie Museum, London.[1]


  1. ^ Darrell D. Baker: The Encyclopedia of the Egyptian Pharaohs, Volume I: Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty (3300-1069 BC), Bannerstone Press, London 2008, ISBN 978-1-905299-37-9, p. 375.
Preceded by
Nebiriau II
Pharaoh of Egypt
Sixteenth dynasty of Egypt
Succeeded by
Seuserenre Bebiankh