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Ahmose I (16th century BC)
First pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt (c. 1580 – c. l550 BC)
For about a century (c.1680 to c.1580 BC) Egypt was ruled by kings, with their advisers and armies, who came from Syria and Palestine. They were called the Hyksos (foreigners) by the Egyptians and they were very tyrannical. It was Ahmose, an Egyptian noble from the city of Thebes, who organized an army of patriots and eventually drove the Hyksos out. Ahmose then reorganized the Egyptian kingdom as a military state, with the idea that in future the kings (or pharaohs) would also be generals in command of armies.