1 BC - 48 BC

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Pothinus or Potheinos (Greek: Ποθεινὸς; early 1st century BC – 48 or 47 BC), a eunuch, was regent for Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. He is most remembered for turning Ptolemy against his sister and co-ruler Cleopatra, thus starting a civil war, and for having Pompey decapitated and presenting the severed head to Julius Caesar according to some sources. When Ptolemy XII died in 51 BC, his will stated that Ptolemy XIII and Cleopatra VII were to become co-rulers of Egypt, with the Roman Republic as their guardians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pothinus has received more than 108,906 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Pothinus is the 5,090th most popular politician (down from 4,921st in 2019).

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Among politicians, Pothinus ranks 5,090 out of 15,710Before him are Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt, Ariston of Sparta, Zhao Feiyan, James III of Majorca, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Emperor Seiwa. After him are Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Władysław I Herman, Manmohan Singh, Mahmud Barzanji, Jigme Wangchuck, and Francisco de Paula Santander.

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Among people born in 1 BC, Pothinus ranks 5Before him are Saint Peter, Joel, Abgar V, and Onjo of Baekje. After him are Parthenius of Nicaea, Herod of Chalcis, Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus. Among people deceased in 48 BC, Pothinus ranks 3Before him are Pompey and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus. After him are Cassivellaunus, Titus Annius Milo, Marcus Caelius Rufus, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Appius Claudius Pulcher, Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Crus, and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus.

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