Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten (Nefertiti, Smenkhkare)
(co-)ruled 1011 BCE to 1000 BCE ((co-)ruled 1336 BCE to 1327 BCE)

Akhenaten's wife, co-regent and successor.

She was born an Arzawan princess (from Western Anatolia) who was renamed Nefertiti as soon as she came to Egypt.
When her husband Akhenaten became co-regent of his father Amenhotep 3 she became queen Neferneferuaten Nefertiti.
When Amenhotep 3 died she became her husband's co-regent as female pharaoh Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten Meriwaenre.
After he husband's death the boy-king Tutankhamun became her co-regent who moved the administration to Mennefer while she remained in the city of Akhetaten and reigned as Ankhkheperure Semenkhkare Djoserkheperu until her own death.

Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep 4 Akhenaten
mother of Ankhesenamun, Meketaten, Meritaten, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, Neferneferure, Setepenre

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