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Nebet (“Lady”) was created vizier during the late Old Kingdom of Egypt by Pharaoh Pepi I of the Sixth dynasty, her son-in-law. She is the first recorded female vizier in Ancient Egyptian history; the next one was in the 26th Dynasty.[1]

She was the wife of the nobleman Khui.

Her daughters the Queens Ankhesenpepi I and Ankhesenpepi II were respectively the mothers of the Pharaohs Merenre Nemtyemsaf and Pepi II.

Her son Djau born in, and had a tomb in Abydos, became vizier for his nephews. She is mentioned in his tomb.

Vizier Nebet was a contemporary of Weni the Elder.


  1. ^ Naguib Kanawati, Conspiracies in the Egyptian Palace: Unis to Pepy I, London - New York, 2003, p. 173


  • Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, pp. 19, 76-77.