Since she could comprehend, she was told she was destined for greatness as well as a superior child of the royal family . Besides, she had an excellent, Pharaoh role-model whom she held on a pedestal even after he died, her... ... middle of paper ... ...ription of Hatshepsut and Related Discussions (Oakville, CT: Halgo, INC., 2004). Bibliography: Robins, Gay. Women in Ancient Egypt. Illustrated ed.
Pharaoh Hatshepsut is a victorious ruler she ruled Egypt for 21 years. Hatshepsut is a woman, but assumed the role of Pharaoh due to Thutmose I (her father) dying. Years later Thutmose II (her half-brother/husband) died and she had a stepson who is the sole heir to the throne but is too young for ruling the empire. She was known for building the Temple of Deir el-Bahri. She also changed gender non-conformity, she did the impossible being a woman that became a Pharaoh.
(Nardo). Cleopatra’s mother is said to have been Cleopatra V Tryphaena, who either died or disappeared in 69 B.C. Cleopatra had two older sisters; Cleopatra VI and Berenice IV, and one younger sister, Arsinoe IV. She also had two younger brothers Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, both of whom she had to marry (Nardo). In 58 B.C.
After her father’s death when she was 12, Hatshepsut became the queen of Egypt when she married her half-brother and he became the Pharaoh Thutmose II. He was the son of her father and one of his second wives. During the reign of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut assumed the traditional role of queen and principal wife. During their marriage, Hatshepsut and Thutmose II were not able to produce a male heir but had a daughter named Neferure. Because she was the first and main wife and queen of Thutmose II, when he died, she proclaimed herself the fifth Pharaoh while denying the old Kings son, her nephew.
The greatest examples of how improved women’s rights made Ancient Egypt stronger can be found during a period of time known as the New Kingdom, when a woman, Hatshepsut, officially took the throne as supreme monarch in 1505 BCE.1 Queen Hatshepsut’s reign as the pharaoh of Egypt represented three major aspects of women’s rights- women in politics, in religion, and in social culture- that were beneficial to Egypt’s stability. The circumstances that allowed Hatshepsut to become pharaoh were complex. The New Kingdom “was Egypt’s most prosperous time and marked the zenith of its power.”2 Many advancements in trade, infrastructure, astronomy and math accompanied a series of successful and adept rulers. Hatshepsut was born at the beginning of this time and grew up in the royal family. Her husband, Tuthmosis II, unfortunately died of illness, leaving her a widow with two daughters and a six-year-old son, born of the king’s “second wife” (essentially, concubine).
It is unknown whether her parents raised her to become the pharaoh or not, but she grew up and married her half-brother, Tuthmosis II. Marrying within your family was a regular practice in royal families because it kept blood lines intact. Tuthmosis II and Hatshepsut had a daughter together named Neferure. Hatshepsut’s father died when she was very young, probably around 15 years old. Tuthmosis II took over, but only ruled for about three or four years, when he died from what is believed to be a skin disease.
His first wife had also born him a female child. He had divorced her in hopes that he would get an heir from Anne. With his first wife, Catherine, he had a daughter, which they named Mary. Between the time of Elizabeth’s mothers death and 1537 Henry married yet again. The woman was named Jane Seymour and she cared greatly for Elizabeth.
As well as contributing to this monumental change in Egyptian society, it also seems Nefertiti was the mother of the infamous King Tutankhamun. Nefertiti did much during her life and wasn’t afraid to use the tools and outlets she had to change the world as she knew it. She is truly an icon of ancient Egypt and a heroine for past, present, and future women of the world.
Think, what about those who build the foundations of great societies and nations? Mothers should be proud of their superior job which nobody else can hold. There is a poet in Egypt called Hafez Ibrahim, he says, “A mother is a school, preparing her like preparing a good nation.” Works Cited Douglas, Janet. "Cold Comfort For Working Moms." U.S. News & World Report 123.5 (1997): 8.
(“Cleopatra.”) She had five siblings which included two older sisters, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. Both of her older sisters are suspected to have died before her rule. . (“Cleopatra: The Woman…”) Cleopatra was the Queen of Egypt, but she was of Macedonian Greek descent. Her family had ruled since the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.