Demetrius II Nicator

161 BC - 125 BC

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Demetrius II (Ancient Greek: Δημήτριος Β`, Dēmḗtrios B; died 125 BC), called Nicator (Ancient Greek: Νικάτωρ, Nikátōr, "Victor"), was one of the sons of Demetrius I Soter. His mother may have been Laodice V, as was the case with his brother Antiochus VII Sidetes. Demetrius ruled the Seleucid Empire for two periods, separated by a number of years of captivity in Hyrcania in Parthia, first from September 145 BC to July/August 138 BC, and again from 129 BC until his death in 125 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Demetrius II Nicator has received more than 179,482 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Demetrius II Nicator is the 2,814th most popular politician (down from 2,767th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Iran (down from 105th in 2019) and the 64th most popular Iranian Politician.

Demetrius II Nicator was most famous for his victory over the Seleucid emperor Antiochus III the Great in the Battle of Magnesia.

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Over the past year Demetrius II Nicator has had the most page views in the with 25,700 views, followed by Persian (7,433), and Russian (4,941). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (68.88%), Turkish (66.12%), and Sundanese (63.19%)


Among politicians, Demetrius II Nicator ranks 2,814 out of 19,576Before him are Pekah, Ptolemy X Alexander I, Diaochan, Günter Schabowski, Ayaz Mutallibov, and Arsinoe IV of Egypt. After him are Nicos Anastasiades, Berenice, Norman Angell, Michelle Obama, James III of Scotland, and Emperor Go-Sai.

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Among people born in 161 BC, Demetrius II Nicator ranks 2Before him is Cleopatra III of Egypt.  Among people deceased in 125 BC, Demetrius II Nicator ranks 1After him is Seleucus V Philometor.

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Among people born in Iran, Demetrius II Nicator ranks 109 out of 631Before him are Yazdegerd I (400), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), Orodes II (-70), Safi of Persia (1611), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), and Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724). After him are Qazi Muhammad (1893), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Yazdegerd II (500), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), and Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Demetrius II Nicator ranks 64Before him are Muhammad I Tapar (1082), Yazdegerd I (400), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), Orodes II (-70), Safi of Persia (1611), and Mithridates I of Parthia (-195). After him are Qazi Muhammad (1893), Yazdegerd II (500), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Bardiya (-580), Karim Khan Zand (1705), and Arses of Persia (-360).