|Reign 1045–992 BC|
Parents Pinedjem I
Grandparents Piankh, Nodjmet
Father Pinedjem I
Died 992 BC
Successors Pinedjem II, Smendes II
|Children Pinedjem II, Smendes II, Isetemkheb D, Henuttawy C, Gautseshen|
Grandchildren Psusennes II, Smendes II, Henuttawy, Neskhons, Isetemkheb E, Lady Harweben
Similar Pinedjem I, Masaharta, Pinedjem II, Piankh, Psusennes II
Menkheperre, son of Pharaoh Pinedjem I by wife Duathathor-Henuttawy (daughter of Ramesses XI by wife Tentamon), was the High Priest of Amun at Thebes in Ancient Egypt from 1045 BC to 992 BC and de facto ruler of the south of the country.
Menkheperre's eldest full brother Masaharta followed their father Pinedjem I as High Priest. He was followed by another brother, Djedkhonsuefankh, after whose death, in the 25th year of Smendes I, Menkheperre became High Priest. With his elder half-brother ruling at Tanis as Pharaoh Psusennes I, Menkheperre's power, like that of Masaharta, must have been somewhat curtailed. Menkheperre took as his throne name the title of "First prophet of Amun", just as his great-grandfather Herihor had, perhaps an indication of this diminished role, though he kept the cartouche unlike his successors in the temple.
Menkheperre married his niece Isetemkheb, daughter of his brother Psusennes I and wife Wiay. Their children were: