Definitions for "Akhenaten"
Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, primary figure of the Amarna Period. Approximate dates of reign: 1352-1336 BC. 'Akhenaten' is usually translated 'Glory of the Aten'. Coronation name: Neferkheperura Wa-En-Ra. Previous name: Amenhotep IV. Local info: Akhenaten. Links: Akhenaten.
early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)
Well-known for being the Dynasty 18 heretic king. Famous for his monotheistic attitude. The Aten was the single supreme deity in Egypt during his reign. Moved his capital to Tell-el Amarna and established a new and informal art style.