Cleopatra Selene of Syria

130 BC - 69 BC

Cleopatra Selene of Syria

Cleopatra II Selene (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Σελήνη; c. between 135 and 130 – 69 BC) was the monarch of Syria from 82 to 69 BC. The daughter of Ptolemy VIII and Cleopatra III of Egypt, Cleopatra Selene was favoured by her mother and became a pawn in Cleopatra III's political manoeuvres. In 115 BC, Cleopatra III forced her son Ptolemy IX to divorce his sister-wife Cleopatra IV, and chose Cleopatra Selene as the new queen consort of Egypt. Tension between the king and his mother grew and ended with his expulsion from Egypt, leaving Cleopatra Selene behind; she probably then married the new king, her other brother Ptolemy X. Following the marriage of the Syrian Seleucid princess Cleopatra I to Ptolemy V of Egypt, dynastic marriages between the two kingdoms became common. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleopatra Selene of Syria has received more than 148,244 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,908th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Cleopatra Selene of Syria ranks 2,890 out of 14,801Before her are Jarosław Kaczyński, Yazid III, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Henri, Prince of Condé, Muhammad I of Córdoba, and Al-Walid II. After her are Daji, Emperor Kōgen, Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Anne Marie d'Orléans, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, and Nancy Pelosi.

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Among people born in 130 BC, Cleopatra Selene of Syria ranks 1After her are Antiochus of Ascalon, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, Meleager of Gadara, Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Gnaeus Papirius Carbo. Among people deceased in 69 BC, Cleopatra Selene of Syria ranks 1After her are Cornelia and Julia.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Cleopatra Selene of Syria ranks 156 out of 432Before her are Isetnofret (-1250), Arsinoe III of Egypt (-246), Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), Neferefre (-2500), and Mohamed Al-Fayed (1929). After her are Intef II (-2150), Adly Mansour (1945), Apries (-650), Ibn Hisham (701), Djedkare Isesi (-2500), and Gaafar Nimeiry (1930).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Cleopatra Selene of Syria ranks 75Before her are Al-Mansur Qalawun (1222), Shepseskare (-2450), Isetnofret (-1250), Arsinoe III of Egypt (-246), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), and Neferefre (-2500). After her are Intef II (-2150), Apries (-650), Djedkare Isesi (-2500), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), Thamphthis (-2600), and Necho I (-700).

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