Bakare, identified in Manetho's list as 'Bicheris', was possibly an ephemeral successor of King Khnum-Khufu, at whose death, c. 2566 B.C., there was dissent in the royal family and the succession was disputed. It is possible that he was a son of Khnum-Khufu's heir, Djedefre. By some authorities Bakare has been given a brief reign between King Khafre and King Menkaure. If Bakare is synonymous with Baufre, then he may have been a son of Khnum-Khufu. He is described in a Twelfth Dynasty inscription as having been loyal to Djedefre, one of Khnum-Khufu's sons, who was perhaps the direct ancestor of the kings of the Fifth Dynasty. A cult in Baufre's name was established in the Old Kingdom.
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