King Tut was the ruler from 1332-1323 B.C. King Tut was born in 1343 B.C. and died in 1323. King Tut ruled for a short period of time. This is because he died at a young age. Scientist think that he might have died by an infection from his broken leg. King Tut was given the name of Tutankhamun which means “the living image of Aten.” King Tut was only a pharaoh for nine years. King Tut is the world's best known pharaoh because, his tomb had a lot of stuff in it that was really cool and interesting like, his burial mask, a Statue of Anubis, and a board game of senet.