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Sons of Ramesses IInd

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The list below presents 50 sons of Ramesses II, many of them died before their father. Only one of the sons, Merenptah, succeded his father to the throne.

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Amonherkhopshef  ( Amonherwenemef )
 

Eldest son of Ramesses II and queen Nefertari. He was born when his father was still Crown Prince. He accompanied Ramesses on his first military campaign to Nubia, when he was five years old. Father of two sons: Setherkhopshef and Wesermaatre. His name means Amon is with his strong arm. Until the coronation of his father as pharaoh, he had been known as Amonherwenemef, Amon is on his right hand. He was appointed General-in-Chief of the Army and Crown Prince, but he died before his father,between age forty and fifty-five.

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Ramesses (B)
 

Son of queen Isetnofret. Sometimes called Ramesses Junior to avoid confusion with his father. He lived at least to Ramesses II's fifty-second regnal year and was her apparent from regnal years 40 to 52.

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Pareherwenemef
 

Son of queen Nefertari. Probably died before regnal year 30 of Ramesses II. His name means Re Is With His Strong Arm. First charioteer of His Majesty in battle of Kadesh.

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Khaemwaset

Son of  queen Isetnofret. High Priest of Ptah in Memphis. Lived at least until regnal year 55; heir apparent from regnal years 52 to 55. Name means Appearing in Thebes.

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Montuherkhopshef  ( Montuherwenemef )

Montu is with his strong arm. His titles: King’s Son of his Body, Master of the Horses, First Charioteer of his father, Royal Scribe. In inscription from Luxor he is called Montuherwenemef. Montuherkhopshef was present at the battle of Qadesh in year 5 and the battle of Dapur in year 10.

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Nebenkharu
 

Troopcommander. Prince Nebenkharu was present at the battle of Qadesh and at a battle in the North (Qode).

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Meryamun (A)
 

Beloved of Amun. Also known as Ramesses-Meryamun. Present during the triumph after the battle of Qadesh, and the siege of the Syrian city of Dapur in year 10. Buried in KV5, where remains of his canopic jars were found.

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Amonemwie  ( Sethemwie )
 

Amun in the divine barque. Present at the battle of Qadesh, siege of Dapur and siege of Qode (in Naharina). Named Sethemwie at the town gate of Amara (in Nubia). 

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Sethy-B (Suti)
 

Son of Ramesses II and one of his wives, maybe queen Isetnofret. His name spells differently like his great grandfather. First Officer of his father.  Present during the triumph after the battle of Qadesh, and the siege of the Syrian city of Dapur in year  10. He probably died before regnal year 30. Buried in KV5, where two of his canopic jars were found. His tomb was inspected in year 53.

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Setepenre (B)
 

Chosen of Re. Present at the siege of the city of Dapur in Syria. A doorway from Qantir (later usurped by other Ramesses's son, Sethemnakht) lists Setepenre as the hereditary prince and count, real King’s son, beloved of him.

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Merire (A)
 

Beloved of Re. Son of queen Nefertari. Present at the battle of Qadesh and the siege of Qode (in Naharina). Depicted twice on the façade of the Hathor temple in Abu Simbel.  Probably died in his twenties.

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Horherwenemef
 

Horus Is Strong With His Arm. Shown presenting prisoners to his father after the battle of Kadesh. He was present at the siege of Qode (in Naharina), as depicted in Luxor. 

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Merenptah
 

Beloved of Ptah. Son of Ramesses II and queen Isetnofret. After his father's death became a pharaoh as the only one of the presented sons of Ramesses the Great. Heir apparent from regnal year 55. More ...>>>

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Amenhotep
 

Amun Is Pleased. Shown running and presenting prisoners after battle of Qadesh to his father in a scene in Luxor.

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Itamun
 

Amun Is The Father. Mentioned in letter from the superintendent of cattle, Sunero to prince Khaemwaset.

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Meryatum (A)
 

Beloved of Atum. Titles: High Priest of Re in Heliopolis, Chief of the Seers, Eyes of the King at the Head of his Two Lands, Charioteer of His Father the Victorious King, Beloved of Maat. Son of Ramesses and Queen Nefertari according to the inscription on one of the Berlin Statues. Apparently visited the Sinai during the second decade of his father’s reign. He served as High Priest for about 20 years. He was either buried in the Queens Valley or in KV5.

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Nebentaneb (Nebtaneb)

Lord Of All Lands.

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Merire (B)

Beloved Of Re.

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Amenemopet (C)

Amun With The Opet Feast.

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Senakhtenamun

Amun Gives Him Strength.

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Rameses-Merenre

Born Of Re, Beloved of Re.

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Tuthmosis (C)

Born Of Thoth.

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Simentu

Son Of Montu. He married Iryet, the daughter of Benanath, a Syrian ship’s captain. An ostracon records date: Year 42, 4th month of Peret, day (1).

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Mentuemwaset

Montu In Thebes.

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Siamun (C)

Son Of Amun.

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Ramesses-Siptah

Born Of Re, Son Of Ptah. Probably the son of Sutererey. Mentioned on a statue in the Louvre and other relief in the Louvre.

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Ramesses-Siatum

Born Of Re, Son Of Atum. Mentioned in Abydos.

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Mentuenhekau

Mentioned in Abydos.

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Merymentu

Beloved Of Montu. Mentioned in Abydos.

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...mentu

Mentioned in Abydos.

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[Ramesses...]pre

Mentioned in Abydos.

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Ramesses-Merytmire

Mentioned in Abydos.

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[Ramesses]-Userkhepesh

Born Of Re, Strong Of Sword (?). Mentioned in Abydos.

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Ramesses-Meryiseth

Born Of Re, Beloved Of Seth. Mentioned in Abydos and in the Ramesseum.

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Ramesses-Sikhepri

Born Of Re, Son Of Khepri. Mentioned in Abydos.

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Ramesses-Merytmaat

Born Of Re, Beloved Of Maat. Mentioned in Abydos.

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Ramesses-Meryastarte

Born Of Re, Beloved Of Astarte. Mentioned in Abydos.

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Mahiranat

Mentioned in the Ramesseum.

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[Seth]emnakhte

Mentioned in the Ramesseum.

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Geregtawi

Peace Of The Two Lands. Mentioned in the Ramesseum.

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Shepsemiunu

Mentioned in the Ramesseum.

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Astarteherwenemef

Astarte Is Strong With His Arm. Mentioned in the Ramesseum.

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Sethy (D) (Suty)

Mentioned on ostracon from Cairo. Maybe identical with Sethy-B

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Ramesses-Payotnetjer

Mentioned on ostracon from Cairo.

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Ramesses-Maatptah

Born Of Re, Who Sees Ptah (?). Known from papyri written by his servant Meryiotef (papyrus 366 and 367 from Leiden).

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Ramesses-Meryamun-Nebwaben

This prince was buried in the Fayum in the sarcophagus of his great-grandfather, the Vizier Paramessu (the later pharaoh Ramesses I).

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Ramesses-Userpehty

Mentioned on a column base and plaque from Memphis.

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Ramesses-Sethherkhopshef (Amunkherkhopshef)

Born Of Re, Seth Is Strong With His Arm. Probably identical with Prince Amenhirkhepeshef. Mentioned in an ostracon from year 53, mentioning his wife Nefertari and his son Sety.

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Setherkhopshef (Amunkherkhopshef)

Seth Is Strong With His Arm.

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Wesermaa[tre]

Known from royal statuary from Karnak.

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