Berenice IV of Egypt

77 BC - 55 BC

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Berenice IV Epiphaneia (Greek: Βερενίκη; 77–55 BC, born and died in Alexandria, Egypt) was a Greek princess and Queen of the Ptolemaic dynasty. From 58–55 BC, Berenice IV ruled Egypt during the political exile of her father Ptolemy XII Auletes to Rome. It is unclear if she was co-ruler of Egypt with her mother Cleopatra V or a possible sibling Cleopatra VI from 58–57 BC, but became sole ruler in 57 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Berenice IV of Egypt has received more than 128,325 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Berenice IV of Egypt is the 1,228th most popular politician (up from 1,255th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 77th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Egyptian Politician.

Berenice IV of Egypt is most famous for her hair. When her husband died, she cut off her hair and threw it into the funeral pyre.

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Among politicians, Berenice IV of Egypt ranks 1,228 out of 15,710Before her are Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nitocris, Margaret of Anjou, Samo, and Trebonianus Gallus. After her are John VI Kantakouzenos, Ariq Böke, Romanos I Lekapenos, Herod Agrippa, Paul Bocuse, and Dmitry Medvedev.

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Among people born in 77 BC, Berenice IV of Egypt ranks 1After her are Fulvia, Calpurnia, and Liu Xiang. Among people deceased in 55 BC, Berenice IV of Egypt ranks 3Before her are Lucretius and Tigranes the Great. After her is Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos.

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Among people born in Egypt, Berenice IV of Egypt ranks 74 out of 520Before her are Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Eli Cohen (1924), Psamtik I (-700), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), and Eric Hobsbawm (1917). After her are Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Lactantius (250), Saint Sarah (100), and Ctesibius (-284).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Berenice IV of Egypt ranks 32Before her are Farouk of Egypt (1920), Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), Shoshenq I (-1000), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), and Psamtik I (-700). After her are Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Teti (-2350), Seti II (-1300), and Mohamed Morsi (1951).