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Ptolemy III Euergetes

284 BC - 222 BC

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Ptolemy III Euergetes (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης, romanized: Ptolemaios Euergetes, "Ptolemy the Benefactor"; c. 280 – November/December 222 BC) was the third pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt from 246 to 222 BC. The Ptolemaic Kingdom reached the height of its military and economic power during his kingship, as initiated by his father Ptolemy II Philadelphus. Ptolemy III was the eldest son of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe I. When Ptolemy III was young, his mother was disgraced and he was removed from the succession. He was restored as heir to the throne in the late 250s BC and succeeded his father as king without issue in 246 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy III Euergetes has received more than 306,583 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ptolemy III Euergetes is the 737th most popular politician (up from 1,085th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Greece (up from 93rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Greek Politician.

Ptolemy III Euergetes is most famous for his military campaigns against the Seleucid Empire and his victory in the battle of Raphia.

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Among politicians, Ptolemy III Euergetes ranks 737 out of 15,577Before him are Árpád, John III of Sweden, Charles IX of Sweden, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Leonid Kuchma, and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just. After him are Anne of Brittany, Umberto I of Italy, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Jeroboam, Philip the Arab, and Josiah.

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Among people born in 284 BC, Ptolemy III Euergetes ranks 1After him is Ctesibius. Among people deceased in 222 BC, Ptolemy III Euergetes ranks 1After him are Eucleidas and Song Yu.

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Among people born in Greece, Ptolemy III Euergetes ranks 76 out of 936Before him are Isocrates (-436), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Nana Mouskouri (1934), Constantine I of Greece (1868), Clement of Alexandria (150), and Lysippos (-390). After him are Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Paul of Greece (1901), Pope Dionysius (200), Hippias (-443), Galla Placidia (388), and Hephaestion (-356).


Among politicians born in Greece, Ptolemy III Euergetes ranks 23Before him are Constantine II of Greece (1940), Epaminondas (-418), Peleus (null), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Irene of Athens (752), and Constantine I of Greece (1868). After him are Paul of Greece (1901), Galla Placidia (388), Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882), Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382), Aristides (-550), and Lysimachus (-361).