Ramesses II fought the Hittites and signed the world's first official peace treaty. He undertook an unparalleled building programme, had over one hundred children and reigned for 67 years. Ramesses II is the most famous of the Pharaohs, and there is no doubt that he intended this to be so.
If asked to name one Egyptian pharaoh, almost anyone questioned would come up with King Tut - the boy king. A sober look at the achievements and history of ancient Egypt, however, shows that Ramesses II was by far the more accomplished and impressive pharaoh. Study of his life is an important part of a full historical knowledge.
Ramesses II is among the most famous Pharaohs. He achieved great things and worn battles. Among his achievements is the construction of renowned temples such as the great rock cut temple At Abu Simbel in Nubia, Abydos temple and his funeral temple known as Ramasseum at Thembes. He laid the foundation of civilization in Egypt.
No, Ramesses II is not an important historical figure that people need to know about. There are a number of people who existed in history who have no significance to the world around us today. Furthermore, they lived so long ago that accounts of anything that they did may be false.