Meaning of Akhenaten in English:


Pronunciation /ˌakəˈnɑːt(ə)n/

proper noun

(also Akhenaton)
  • (14th century BC), Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, reigned 1379–1362 BC; came to the throne as Amenhotep IV. The husband of Nefertiti, he introduced the monotheistic solar cult of Aten and moved the capital from Thebes to the newly built city of Akhetaten.