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.
The only sincere and frank Monotheist, in that he made no pretence about where his beliefs originated. A Pharaoh and proto-pope, sponsored the arts while alienating his priesthood and bankrupting his nation. (See Sun of God, Reformation)
Akhenaten (meaning He who is beneficial to the Aten), first known as Amenhotep IV (sometimes read as Amenophis IV and meaning Amun is Satisfied) before his sixth year, was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, especially notable for single-handedly restructuring the Egyptian religion to monotheistically worship the Aten. He was born to Amenhotep III and his Chief Queen Tiye and was his father's younger son. Akhenaten was not originally designated as the successor to the throne until the untimely death of his older brother, Thutmose.
Akhenaten is a fictional cosmically-Augmented human supervillain in the Marvel Universe as well as the universe. The character first appeared in Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #457 (October 1997) and is based on Akhenaten, the former Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt circa 1351-1334BC.