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Eumenes II

221 BC - 159 BC

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Eumenes II Soter (; Greek: Εὐμένης Σωτήρ; ruled 197–159 BC) was a ruler of Pergamon, and a son of Attalus I Soter and queen Apollonis and a member of the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eumenes II has received more than 156,934 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Eumenes II is the 2,101st most popular politician (up from 2,169th in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 276th in 2019) and the 141st most popular Turkish Politician.

Eumenes II was a ruler of Pergamon, who ruled from 197 BC to 159 BC. He is most famous for his construction of the Library of Pergamum.

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Among politicians, Eumenes II ranks 2,101 out of 15,577Before him are Eric V of Denmark, Nogai Khan, Stamford Raffles, Gabriel Bethlen, Tiberius II Constantine, and Manfred, King of Sicily. After him are Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Cleomenes I, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Liu Shan, Tang of Shang, and Albert, King of Sweden.

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Among people born in 221 BC, Eumenes II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 159 BC, Eumenes II ranks 2Before him is Terence. After him are Artaxias I, Pharnaces I of Pontus, Sauromaces I of Iberia, and Kātyāyana.

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Among people born in Turkey, Eumenes II ranks 253 out of 1,301Before him are Arcesilaus (-315), Xenocrates (-396), Theophanes the Confessor (758), Novatian (220), John IV Laskaris (1250), and Gregory Thaumaturgus (213). After him are Eumenes (-362), Alexander of Aphrodisias (200), Hümaşah Sultan (1540), Priscus (410), Pancras of Rome (289), and Andranik (1865).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Eumenes II ranks 141Before him are Alexios V Doukas (1140), Kenan Evren (1917), Justin II (520), Philippikos Bardanes (700), Attalus I (-269), and John IV Laskaris (1250). After him are Alexander (870), Theodora Porphyrogenita (984), Fahri Korutürk (1903), Astyanax (null), Suleiman ibn Qutulmish (1100), and Attalus II Philadelphus (-220).