the name of four Egyptian pharaohs of the 18th dynasty; Greek name Amenophis.
Amenhotep I (16th century bc), son of Ahmose I (founder of the 18th dynasty), reigned 1546–1526.
Amenhotep II (15th century bc), son of Tuthmosis III, reigned 1450–1425.
Amenhotep III (15th-14th centuries bc), son of Tuthmosis IV, reigned 1417–1379. He embarked on an extensive building programme centred on his capital, Thebes, including the colossi of Memnon and the Luxor temple.