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Berenice II of Egypt

267 BC - 221 BC

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Berenice II Euergetis (267 or 266 BC – 221 BC; Greek: Βερενίκη Ευεργέτις, Berenikē Euergetis, "Berenice the Benefactress") was queen regnant of Cyrenaica from 258 BC to 246 BC and co-regent queen of Ptolemaic Egypt from 246 BC to 222 BC as the wife of Ptolemy III. She married Demetrius, thus giving him the throne of Cyrenaica, on the death of her father Magas in 250/249 BC. After a short power struggle with her mother, Berenice married her half-cousin Ptolemy III, the third ruler of the Ptolemaic kingdom. This marriage led to the re-incorporation of Cyrenaica into the Ptolemaic empire. As queen of Egypt, Berenice participated actively in government, was incorporated into the Ptolemaic state cult alongside her husband and worshipped as a goddess in her own right. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Berenice II of Egypt has received more than 140,543 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Berenice II of Egypt is the 208th most popular companion (down from 159th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Libya (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Libyan Companion.

Berenice II was the wife of Ptolemy III, and she is most famous for her hair. Her hair was so long that it reached the ground.

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Among companions, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 208 out of 673Before her are Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Julia, Asiya, Fredegund, and Blanche of Burgundy. After her are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Elizabeth of Austria, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Constance of Austria, and Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile.

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Among people born in 267 BC, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 1 Among people deceased in 221 BC, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 3Before her are Hasdrubal Barca and Ctesibius. After her are Hasdrubal the Fair, Conon of Samos, Antigonus III Doson, and Lucius Caecilius Metellus.

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Among people born in Libya, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 15 out of 64Before her are Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), Khalifa Haftar (1943), and Synesius (370). After her are Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Arete of Cyrene (-400), and Claudio Gentile (1953).


Among companions born in Libya, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 1