Berenice II of Egypt

267 BC - 221 BC

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Berenice II Euergetis (267 or 266 BC – 221 BC; Greek: Βερενίκη Ευεργέτες, Berenikē Euergetes, "Berenice the Benefactress") was ruling queen of Cyrenaica from around 250 BC and queen and co-regent of Ptolemaic Egypt from 246 BC to 222 BC as the wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes. She inherited the rule of Cyrene from her father, Magas in 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Berenice II of Egypt has received more than 122,860 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Berenice II of Egypt is the 159th most popular companion (down from 144th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Libya (down from 12th 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 159 out of 687Before her are Brunhilda of Austrasia, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Berengaria of Navarre, Margherita of Savoy, Clementia of Hungary, and Maud of Wales. After her are Marie Henriette of Austria, Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Helena Dragaš, Margaret of Provence, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, and Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland.

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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, Antigonus III Doson, Conon of Samos, and Lucius Caecilius Metellus.

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Among people born in Libya, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 14 out of 59Before her are Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214). After her are Synesius (370), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), Rossana Podestà (1934), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), and Domitilla the Elder (50).


Among companions born in Libya, Berenice II of Egypt ranks 1After her are Domitilla the Elder (50).