Arsinoe II

316 BC - 270 BC

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Arsinoë II (Koinē Greek: Ἀρσινόη, 316 BC – unknown date between July 270 and 260 BC) was a Ptolemaic queen and co-regent of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of ancient Egypt. She was given the Egyptian title "King of Upper and Lower Egypt", making her pharaoh as well.Arsinoe was Queen of Thrace, Anatolia, and Macedonia by marriage to King Lysimachus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arsinoe II has received more than 202,985 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Arsinoe II is the 181st most popular companion (up from 183rd in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 129th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Companion.

Arsinoe II was the daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenice I, and the sister of Ptolemy II. She was the wife of Lysimachus and mother of Agathocles. Arsinoe II became queen of Egypt after the death of her mother.

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Among companions, Arsinoe II ranks 181 out of 673Before her are Barbara Radziwiłł, Brunhilda of Austrasia, María Isabella of Spain, Maria Amalia of Austria, Clarice Orsini, and Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies. After her are Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Abigail, Matilda of Ringelheim, Maria Theresa of Austria, Constance of Aragon, and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

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Among people born in 316 BC, Arsinoe II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 270 BC, Arsinoe II ranks 1After her are Polemon, Manius Curius Dentatus, and Alexis.

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Among people born in Egypt, Arsinoe II ranks 132 out of 582Before her are Cleopatra IV of Egypt (-138), Ptolemy X Alexander I (-140), Setnakhte (-1300), Zahi Hawass (1947), Theon of Alexandria (335), and Psusennes I (-1100). After her are Ammonius Saccas (175), Claudian (370), Sanakht (-2700), Ramesses IX (-1150), Meritamen (-1400), and Neferefre (-2500).


Among companions born in Egypt, Arsinoe II ranks 6Before her are Nefertiti (-1400), Nefertari (-1290), Ankhesenamun (-1347), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), and Tiye (-1398). After her are Meritamen (-1400), Nazli Sabri (1894), Bintanath (-1300), Farida of Egypt (1921), Meketaten (-1348), and Tjuyu (-1401).