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Antiochus II Theos

286 BC - 246 BC

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Antiochus II Theos (Greek: Ἀντίοχος Θεός, Antiochos; 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. He was the younger son of Antiochus I and princess Stratonice, the daughter of Demetrius Poliorcetes.Antiochus II was a forceful personality who in his lifetime largely succeeded to hold the sprawling Seleucid realm intact. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antiochus II Theos has received more than 236,902 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Antiochus II Theos is the 2,248th most popular politician (down from 2,243rd in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Syria (up from 29th in 2019) and the 13th 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 2,248 out of 15,577Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Ricimer, Ermanaric, Stefan Milutin, Gannicus, and Nadab of Israel. After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Karl Radek, Palmiro Togliatti, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, and Diaochan.

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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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Among people born in Syria, Antiochus II Theos ranks 27 out of 181Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Ananias of Damascus (100), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640). After him are Avidius Cassius (130), Yazid II (687), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Adunis (1930), and Moustapha Akkad (1930).


Among politicians born in Syria, Antiochus II Theos ranks 13Before him are Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), and Musa ibn Nusayr (640). After him are Yazid II (687), Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), and Michel Aflaq (1910).