Ramses the Great lived in ancient Egypt. He ruled from 1279 to 1213 B.C. during the 19th dynasty. He was the first king to agree to a peace treaty with a rival empire, the Hittites, and the document is considered a monumental accomplishment in history.
Ramses the Great was also known as Ramses II. He brought prosperity to Egypt, and monuments of his image remained across the land. He also commissioned temples and cities. Ramses was also known as a skilled warrior, and he achieved more success than his predecessors. One of Egypt's greatest battles occurred in Syria under Ramses' reign, but his empire came away unscathed with the signing of a peace treaty that ended the conflict. Ramses managed to preserve peace in Egypt 46 years after the treaty was signed, and the document remained valid until the Hittite Empire collapsed.