Birth: c. 972 BC, ;
Death: 922 BC; ;
Age: est 65
Occupation: Pharaoh of Egypt from 943-922 BC
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Hedjkheperre Setepenre Shoshenq I (Egyptian ššnq), also known as Sheshonk or Sheshonq I (for discussion of the spelling, see Shoshenq), was a Meshwesh Libyan king of Egypt and founder of the Twenty-second Dynasty. Shoshenq I was the son of Nimlot A, Great Chief of the Ma, and Tentshepeh A. The majority of archaeologists and Egyptologists, including Kenneth Kitchen and Aidan Dodson, believe he is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as שׁישׁק Šîšaq (transliterated as Shishaq and Shishak) though this identification has been questioned by David Rohl, Peter James, and other adherents of the so-called New Chronology.
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There is some evidence the Maatkare was his daughter-in-law as opposed to his wife. Of course, she could have been both. However, the prevailing thought seems to be that Shoshenq's wife was Maatkare, daughter of Psusennes. In contrast, according to the wiki record for Osorkon, his mother, and thus the "wfie" for our purposes is "Karomat A".
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