Antiochus II Theos

286 BC - 246 BC

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Antiochus II Theos (Greek: Ἀντίοχος Β΄ ὁ Θεός, Antíochos II ho Theós; 286 – July 246 BC) was a Greek king of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire who reigned from 261 to 246 BC. He succeeded his father Antiochus I Soter in the winter of 262–61 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antiochus II Theos has received more than 176,400 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Antiochus II Theos is the 2,246th most popular politician (up from 2,270th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Syria (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Syrian Politician.

Antiochus II Theos is most famous for his conquest of the Jewish kingdom in 167 BCE. He also made a failed attempt to conquer Egypt, and was defeated by the Romans.

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Among politicians, Antiochus II Theos ranks 2,246 out of 15,710Before him are Albert, King of Sweden, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Siad Barre, Safi of Persia, Nebra, and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark. After him are Erich Koch, Inessa Armand, Sobekneferu, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Inge the Elder, and Wei Yan.

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Among people born in 286 BC, Antiochus II Theos ranks 1 Among people deceased in 246 BC, Antiochus II Theos ranks 2Before him is Ptolemy II Philadelphus. After him are Marcus Atilius Regulus, Bion of Borysthenes, and Berenice.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Antiochus II Theos ranks 29 out of 158Before him are Ibn al-Nafis (1212), Aemilius Papinianus (142), Avidius Cassius (130), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), and Yazid II (687). After him are Émile Benveniste (1902), Adunis (1930), Julia Maesa (165), Moustapha Akkad (1930), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), and Michel Aflaq (1910).


Among politicians born in Syria, Antiochus II Theos ranks 14Before him are Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), and Yazid II (687). After him are Julia Maesa (165), Michel Aflaq (1910), Abu'l-Fida (1273), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Odaenathus (220), and Amin al-Hafiz (1921).