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Known rulers, in the History of Egypt, for the Seventeenth Dynasty.

The Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, Second Intermediate Period.

The Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt covers a period of time when Egypt was split into a set of small Hyksos-ruled kingdoms. It is mainly Theban rulers contemporary with the Fifteenth Dynasty and Sixteenth Dynasty.

The last two kings of the dynasty opposed the Hyksos rule over Egypt and initiated a war that would rid Egypt of the Hyksos kings and began a period of unified rule, the New Kingdom.

Kamose was the brother (or perhaps uncle) of Ahmose II, the first king of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

Seventeenth Dynasty[1]
Name Dates
Sekhemre-Wahkhau Rahotep c. 1595 BC
Sekhemre-Wadjkhau Sobekemsaf I c. 1585 BC (7 years)
Sekhemre-Shedtawy Sobekemsaf II c. 1575 BC
Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef V c. 1573-1571 BC
Nubkheperre Intef VI c. 1571 to the mid-1560s BC
Sekhemre-Heruhermaat Intef VII Mid- to late-1560s BC
Nebmaatre Tao I (?)[2] c. 1560 BC[3]
Senakhtenre Ahmose I 1559 BC-1558 BC (1 year)
Seqenenre Tao II 1558 BC-1555 BC (3 years)
Wadjkheperre Kamose 1555 BC-1550 BC (5 years)
Eighteenth Dynasty Kings who technically still belong to the Seventeenth Dynasty line
Name Dates
Nebpehtyre Ahmose II 1550-1525 BC (25 years)
Djoserkare Amenhotep I 1525-1504 BC (21 years)


  1. Chronology based primarily on Ryholt 1997, p. 203-204.
  2. The nomen Tao the Elder (Abbott Papyrus: Column III, 1.10) and the prenomen Nebmaatre (Ryholt 1997) each belong to a ruler of the Seventeenth Dynasty, likely to the same ruler.
  3. The chronological position of Nebmaatre is highly uncertain.


  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, Vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.

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Preceded by:
16th and Abydos Dynasties
Second Intermediate Period
17th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
18th Dynasty