thŭt´mōz, tŭt´– or Thothmes II thŏth´mēz, tōt´mĕs , reigned c.1495–1490 BC, king of ancient Egypt, fourth ruler of the XVIII dynasty and the son and successor of Thutmose I . Unlike Hatshepsut , his half-sister whom he married, Thutmose II did not have a royal mother. Before long Hatshepsut gained equal power and relegated him to the background, calling herself
king.After his death, Hatshepsut became regent for Thutmose III , his son by a minor queen.
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