The fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, Second Intermediate Period. The seventeenth dynasty dates approximately from 1580 to 1550 BCE.[1]


Known rulers of the seventeenth dynasty are as follows:[1]

Seventeenth Dynasty
Name Dates
Rahotep Sekhemrewahkhaw Unknown
Sobekemsaf I Sekhemreshedtawy Unknown
Intef VI Sekhemrewepmaat Unknown
Intef VII Nebkheperre Unknown
Intef VIII Sekhemreherhermaat Unknown
Sobekemsaf II Sekhemrewadjkhaw 7 years
Senakhtenre Tao I 1 year
Seqenenre Tao II c. 1560 4 years
Kamose 1555 to 1550 BCE 5 years

The seventeenth dynasty covers a period of time when Egypt was split into a set of small Hyksos-ruled kingdoms. It is mainly Theban rulers contemporary with the fifteenth and sixteenth dynasties.

The last two kings of the dynasty opposed the Hyksos rule over Egypt and initiated a war that would rid Egypt of the Hyksos kings and began a period of unified rule, the New Kingdom.

Kamose the second son of Tao II the Brave was the brother of Ahmose I, the first king of the eighteenth dynasty.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shaw, Ian, ed (2000). The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press. p. 481. ISBN 0-19-815034-2. 

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