Grand Visor to Pharaoh Zoser (2650–2600 BC)
Royal advisor to King Zoser of the 3rd Dynasty. World's first recorded multi-genius, Imhotep was an architect, astronomer, philosopher, poet and physician. As an architect he designed the Step Pyramid and the Saqqara Complex. As a physician, He is believed to be the author of the Edwin Smith Papyrus in which more than 90 anatomical terms and 48 injuries are described. Over 2,200 years before the Western Father of Medicine Hippocrates is born. 2,000 years after his death, he was deified by the Greeks as Asclepius the God of Medicine. His very name, Im-Hotep, translates as the Prince of Peace. As a philosopher and poet, his most remembered phrase is: "Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we shall die."