Antiochus VII Sidetes

159 BC - 129 BC

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Antiochus VII Euergetes (Greek: Ἀντίοχος Ζ΄ Ευεργέτης; c. 164/160 BC – 129 BC), nicknamed Sidetes (Greek: Σιδήτης) (from Side, a city in Asia Minor), also known as Antiochus the Pious, was ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid Empire who reigned from July/August 138 to 129 BC. He was the last Seleucid king of any stature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antiochus VII Sidetes has received more than 93,144 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Antiochus VII Sidetes is the 2,464th most popular politician (up from 2,913th in 2019), the 296th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 325th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular Turkish Politician.

Antiochus VII Sidetes was most famous for his defeat in the Battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, which led to the eventual collapse of the Seleucid Empire.

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Among politicians, Antiochus VII Sidetes ranks 2,464 out of 15,710Before him are Đurađ Branković, György Dózsa, Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Postumus, Hacı I Giray, and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. After him are Georges Couthon, Aşub Sultan, Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary.

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Among people born in 159 BC, Antiochus VII Sidetes ranks 1After him is Quintus Mucius Scaevola Augur. Among people deceased in 129 BC, Antiochus VII Sidetes ranks 3Before him are Scipio Aemilianus and Carneades. After him are Eumenes III and Antipater of Tarsus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Antiochus VII Sidetes ranks 296 out of 1,128Before him are Attalus III (-170), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Theodore the Studite (759), Andranik (1865), Thrasymachus (-459), and Papias of Hierapolis (70). After him are Evagrius Ponticus (345), Polyxena (null), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Zosimus (460), Erasmus of Formia (300), and Lydia of Thyatira (100).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Antiochus VII Sidetes ranks 163Before him are Fahri Korutürk (1903), Seleucus II Callinicus (-265), Eudokia Makrembolitissa (1021), Chryseis (null), Cevdet Sunay (1899), and Attalus III (-170). After him are Polyxena (null), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), Basiliscus (500), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Fritigern (400), and Midhat Pasha (1822).