King Khufu is believed to have been born in 2609 B.C. and to have died in 2584 B.C., according to BBC History. Khufu was the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty in Egypt.
Khufu is credited with commissioning the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. He was the first to build a pyramid in this area. According to most historians, he used conscripted labor, rather than slaves, to build the pyramid out of 2,300,000 blocks that weighed approximately 2.5 tons each. The building of the pyramid took approximately 23 years to complete.