Biography: Early Life Ramses II was born around 1303 BC in Ancient Egypt. He was educated and brought up to be a leader in Egypt.
His father was the Pharaoh Sethi I and his mother Queen Tuya. His father became Pharaoh when Ramses was around 5 years old.
At that time, Ramses had an older brother who was prince of Egypt and in line to become the next Pharaoh.
However, his older brother died when Ramses was around 14 years old.
Now Ramses II was in line to become Pharaoh of Egypt.
Prince of Egypt At the age of fifteen, Ramses was the Prince of Egypt.
He also got married to his two main wives, Nefertari and Isetnofret.
Nefertari would rule along side Ramses and would become powerful in her own right.
As prince, Ramses joined his father in his military campaigns.
By the age of 22 he was leading battles by himself.
Becoming Pharaoh When Ramses was 25 years old his father died.
Ramses II was crowned the pharaoh of Egypt in 1279 BC.