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Preceded by:
Nekau I
Pharaoh of Egypt
26th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Nekau II
Psamtik I
Koine Greek: Ψαμμητιχος
Romanized: Psammetichos
Latin: Psammetichus
Psamtik I

Bust of Psamtik I at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (CC0)

Reign
664-610 BC (54 years)
Praenomen
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Legacy
Father Nekau I
Mother Istemabet
Consort(s) Mehytenweskhet
Issue Nekau II, Neithiqret I
Died 610 BC
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Psamtik.

Wahibre Psamtik I (transliteration: psmṯk), Hellenized as Psammetichos I (Koine Greek: Ψαμμητιχος) and Latinized as Psammetichus I, is an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. He ruled from Sais as a contemporary of the Nubian ruler Tanutamun of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Psamtik was subordinate to Ashurbanipal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, against the Kushite rulers, but later gained more autonomy as the Assyrian Empire declined. Psamtik I came to rule over a unified Egypt after he drove Tanutamun out of Upper Egypt.

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Predecessor:
Nekau I
Pharaoh of Egypt
26th Dynasty
Successor:
Nekau II
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