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List of Kushite Kings
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List of Kushite Kings

This is an incomplete list of kings of Kush.

Capital at Napata (MeroŽ)

*Kashta...........................................c.760-747 BCE
*Piankhi (1st Pharaoh of the 25th Dyn. Egypt).......747-716 BCE
*Shabaka (2nd Pharaoh, 25th Dynasty)................716-702 BCE
*Shebitku (3rd Pharaoh).............................702-690 BCE
*Taharqa (4th Pharaoh)..............................690-664 BCE
*Tanutamun (5th and last Pharaoh, 25th Dynasty).....664-653 BCE
*Atlanersa..........................................653-643 BCE
*Senkamanisken......................................643-623 BCE
*Anlamani...........................................623-593 BCE

Napata sacked by Egypt 590, capital transferred to MeroŽ.
*Aspelta............................................593-568 BCE
*Amtalqa............................................568-555 BCE
*Malenaqen..........................................555-542 BCE
*Analmaye...........................................542-538 BCE
*Amaninatakilebte...................................538-519 BCE
*Karkamani..........................................519-510 BCE
*Amaniastabarqa.....................................510-487 BCE
*Siaspiqa...........................................487-468 BCE
*Nasakhma...........................................468-463 BCE
*Malewiebamani......................................463-435 BCE
*Talakhamani........................................435-431 BCE
*Amanineteyerike....................................431-405 BCE
*Baskakeren.........................................405-404 BCE
*Harsiotef..........................................404-369 BCE
*(unknown king).....................................369-350 BCE
*Akhraten...........................................350-335 BCE
*Nastasen.........................................335-310/5 BCE
*Aktisanes........................................310/5-270 BCE
*Arkamani-qo ErgamenÍs..............................270-260 BCE
*Amanislo...........................................260-250 BCE
*Aman---tekha.......................................250-235 BCE
*Arnekhamani........................................235-218 BCE
*Arqamani...........................................218-200 BCE
*Tabriqo (Adikhalmani ?)............................200-190 BCE
*(unknown king).....................................190-185 BCE
*(unknown king).....................................185-170 BCE
*Shanakdakhete......................................170-150 BCE
*(unknown king).....................................150-130 BCE
*Naqyrinsan.........................................130-110 BCE
*Tanyidamani.........................................110-90 BCE
*(unknown king).......................................90-50 BCE
*(unknown queen)
*Nawidemak
*Amanikhabale.........................................50-40 BCE
*Teriteqas............................................40-10 BCE
*Amanirenas
*Akinidad ?
Attack on Aswan and Roman counterattack, sack of Napata, after 24 BC
*Amanishakheto.........................................10-1 BCE
*Natakamani.........................................1 BCE-20 CE
*Amanitore
*Arikhankharer
*Arikakahtani
*Shorkaror...........................................c.20-30
*Pisakar.............................................c.30-40
*Amanitaraqide.......................................c.40-50
*Amanitenmemide......................................c.50-62
*Amanikhatashan........................................62-85
*Teritnide...........................................c.85-90
*Teqerideamani I....................................c.90-114
*Tamelerdeamani......................................114-134
*Adeqetali...........................................134-140
*Takideamani.......................................c.140-155
*Tarekeniwal.......................................c.155-170
*Amanikhalika......................................c.170-175
*Aritenyesbokhe....................................c.175-190
*Amanikhareqerem...................................c.190-200
*Teritedakhatey....................................c.200-215
*Aryesbokhe..........................................215-225
*(unknown king)......................................225-246
*(unknown king)..........................................246
*Teqerideamani II....................................246-266 ?
*Maleqorobar.........................................266-283
*Yesbokheamani.......................................283-300
*(unknown queen).....................................300-308
*(unknown queen).....................................308-320
*(unknown)...........................................320-355 ?
*(Unknown sequence thereafter)

MeroŽ fragmented under Ethiopian pressure in the 5th or early 6th century CE. Three successor states emerge from the rubble: Faras in the north, Dongola in the center, and Soba to the south. Faras was absorbed by Dongola in the early 8th century. Dongola was sacked by Mamluq Egypt in 1276; a Muslim client regime was installed by 1315, but the region was soon annexed entirely by Egypt. Soba endured until near the end of the 15th century, but it, too succumbed to Arab invasion. With the extinction of the last Nubian successor state at Soba, in the late 1400's, the Funj were able to build a stable state at Sennar - the Sennar state endured from c. 1500 to 1821, when it was annexed to Egypt. The Mahdi seized these lands in 1881, but by 1896 the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium was back in place. The modern Republic of the Sudan emerged in 1956.