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Titulary what's this?
Horus Name unknown
Nebty Name unknown
Golden Horus Name unknown
Praenomen Merenre "Beloved of Re"
Nomen Mentiemsaf "Nemti is his Protector"
Manetho Mentusuphis
King Lists  
Alternate Names Nemtizaf II , Mentiemsaf II
Dates what's this?
manetho reigned < 1 year
turin canon reigned 1 year, 1 month
piccione 2261--2260 BCE
von beckerath 2194-2193
malek 2142-2141
redford c. 2206
allen c. 2152
franke 2180
Predecessor Father Pepi II
Successor Possibly Nitocris, wife and sister.
Associated People
Father Pepi II
Mother Nieth
Wife Nitocris, possibly sister
Burial Place

Merenre II is only attested to in the king lists. The Turin canon assigns him a reign of less than one year. It is assumed that he is a son of Pepi II, but he is otherwise unattested.


Merenre II is sometimes called Nentimsaf II, which is the same name as Merenre I -- since the egyptians didn't use the numbering system for pharaohs, that's our invention, we would not be able to tell which person they are referencing. For that reason, some believe that the name Merenre was mistakenly attributed to Nemtimsaf II.

Based on historical documentation for his possible successor, his sister/wife Nitocris, Merenre II was murdered while on the throne.



Teti I
Pepi I
Merenre I
Pepi II
Merenre II
unattested kings