Alexander II Zabinas

190 BC - 123 BC

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Alexander II Theos Epiphanes Nikephoros (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Θεός Ἐπιφανής Νικηφόρος Áléxandros Theós Épiphanḗs Nikēphóros, surnamed Zabinas; c. 150 BC – 123 BC) was a Hellenistic Seleucid monarch who reigned as the King of Syria between 128 BC and 123 BC. His true parentage is debated; depending on which ancient historian, he either claimed to be a son of Alexander I or an adopted son of Antiochus VII. Most ancient historians and the modern academic consensus maintain that Alexander II's claim to be a Seleucid was false. His surname "Zabinas" (Ζαβίνας) is a Semitic name that is usually translated as "the bought one". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander II Zabinas has received more than 164,678 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alexander II Zabinas is the 6,898th most popular politician (up from 7,660th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 307th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular Egyptian Politician.

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Among politicians, Alexander II Zabinas ranks 6,898 out of 19,576Before him are Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Emperor Zhangzong of Jin, Adem Demaçi, Antonio de Mendoza, Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and Floris IV, Count of Holland. After him are Shalmaneser IV, Vaballathus, Joanna of Pfirt, Peter II of Courtenay, Otto Braun, and Ludwig Fischer.

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Among people born in 190 BC, Alexander II Zabinas ranks 4Before him are Hipparchus, Menander I, and Lucius Mummius Achaicus. After him are Servius Sulpicius Galba, Seleucus of Seleucia, Julia, Phraates I, Hypsicles, and Orodes I of Parthia. Among people deceased in 123 BC, Alexander II Zabinas ranks 1After him are Marcus Aemilius Lepidus Porcina, and Publius Rupilius.

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Among people born in Egypt, Alexander II Zabinas ranks 294 out of 642Before him are Arnuwanda II (-1400), Al-Mansur Ali (1242), Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam (850), Al-Mu'azzam Isa (1176), Hassan Fathy (1900), and Saad el-Shazly (1922). After him are Hesychius of Alexandria (500), Neferneferure (-1400), Herodas (-300), Berenice (-300), Edmond Jabès (1912), and Nikare (-2200).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Alexander II Zabinas ranks 143Before him are Henuttaneb (-1350), Bakenranef (-700), Ali az-Zahir (1005), Arnuwanda II (-1400), Al-Mansur Ali (1242), and Al-Mu'azzam Isa (1176). After him are Neferneferure (-1400), Berenice (-300), Nikare (-2200), Osorkon III (-900), Djedefhor (-2600), and Al-Musta'li (1076).