Amasis II, d. 525 BC, king of ancient Egypt (569–525 BC), of the XXVI dynasty. In a military revolt he dethroned Apries. He erected temples and other buildings at Memphis and Saïs and encouraged Greek merchants and artisans to settle at Naucratis. He also established alliances with Greek leaders and maintained his rule partly with the aid of Greek mercenaries. Amasis II died just before the Persian invasion (525 BC) under Cambyses. His name also appears as Ahmose II.