Ramses the Great, he is one of the most famous pharaohs. He reigned for more than 60years, longer than almost any other pharaoh. He is best known for his military leadership and for building numerous monuments. Ramses used his power to excess. He had over 100 wives and more than 100 children. Never shy about his importance, he had hundreds of statues of himself erected throughout Egypt, some which stood over 60 feet high. From a young age, ramses was a fearless soldier, fighting alongside his father in various battles. At the age of ten, Ramses became a captain in the Egyptian army. Ramses tried to defend an Egyptian empire that extended north into canaan. His most famous military campaigns were against the Hittite Empire in Anatolia.