|Rule:||12th Dynasty: 1971-1926 BC|
|Predecessor:||- He served as co-regent with his father Amenemhet 1 and ruled for 34 years following his father's death.|
|Nomen:||Birth name: Senusret: The man of the goddess Wosret|
|Praenomen:||Throne name: Kheperkare: The soul of Ra has manifested|
|Reign:||- While he was prince, he took major campaigns in Syria, Nubia and Libya. it was while he was away from Egypt campaigning in Libya that news reached him that his father had been assassinated,
- Senusret 1 then continued as sole Pharaoh of Egypt, he increased the power of the monarchy and increased Egypt's influence abroad using diplomacy when dealing with Palestine and Syria - (although he did send some military expeditions against the Libyans).
- Peaceful domestic life and Senusret' firm government, gave stability to the country during his long reign
- Quarries and mines were exploited throughout Egypt.
- In Year 18 he started a campaign against Nubia in an effort to conquer and occupy these lands - up to and including the Third Cataract (and so were able to receive more gold, copper, diorite, granite and amethyst).
|Burial:||- When he died, he was buried in his Middle kingdom Pyramid at el-Lisht in Fayum, about 1 mile south of his father's pyramid|
|Successor:||- He continued the policy first started by his father of naming his heir as co-regent: he took his son Amenemhet 2 out of Neferu, as co-ruler at least 3 years before his death|
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