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Apries

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Apries (Egyptian Wahibre) was a pharaoh of Egypt, (589 - 570 BC) of the Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt. He was equated with the Waphres of Manetho, who records he reigned 19 years. He is called Hophra in Jeremiah 44:30.

Apries inherited the throne from his father, the undistingished Psammetichus II and continued his poor military record. Unsuccessful attempts to intervene in Palestine were followed by a mutiny of soldiers at Aswan. An attempt to protect Libya from incursions by Greek forces was also unsuccessful and the returning troops squabbled with the existing order. Apries was killed in a conflict with his eventual successor Amasis II, a former general who had declared himself pharaoh.

Eusebius placed the eclipse of Thales in 585 BC in the eighth or twelfth year of his reign.

Preceded by:
Psammetichus II
Pharaoh of Egypt
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Amasis II

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