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Ptolemy II Philadelphus

308 BC - 246 BC

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Ptolemy II Philadelphus (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλάδελφος Ptolemaios Philadelphos, "Ptolemy, sibling-lover"; 309 – 28 January 246 BC), also known posthumously as Ptolemy the Great, was the pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 to 246 BC. He was the son of Ptolemy I, the Macedonian Greek general of Alexander the Great who founded the Ptolemaic Kingdom after the death of Alexander, and Queen Berenice I, originally from Macedon in northern Greece. During Ptolemy II's reign, the material and literary splendour of the Alexandrian court was at its height. He promoted the Museum and Library of Alexandria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy II Philadelphus has received more than 587,537 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ptolemy II Philadelphus is the 529th most popular politician (down from 455th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Greece (down from 40th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Greek Politician.

Ptolemy II Philadelphus is most famous for being the king of Egypt in the 3rd century BC. He was the son of Ptolemy I Soter and Berenice, and the father of Ptolemy III Euergetes. He ruled for 20 years, from 285 BC to 246 BC.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 529 out of 15,710Before him are Neville Chamberlain, Valens, Anna of Russia, Philip III of France, Moon Jae-in, and George III of the United Kingdom. After him are Leopold III of Belgium, Rudolf I of Germany, Maximian, Manuel I Komnenos, Zhou Enlai, and Louis I of Hungary.

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Among people born in 308 BC, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 1After him is Hiero II of Syracuse. Among people deceased in 246 BC, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 1After him are Antiochus II Theos, Marcus Atilius Regulus, Bion of Borysthenes, and Berenice.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 55 out of 855Before him are Miltiades (-540), Pope Sixtus II (215), Pyrrho (-365), Queen Sofía of Spain (1938), Olympias (-375), and Antisthenes (-445). After him are Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Irene of Athens (752), Xanthippe (-500), Constantine I of Greece (1868), Andromache (null), and Seleucus I Nicator (-358).

Among POLITICIANS In Greece

Among politicians born in Greece, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 14Before him are Cleisthenes (-565), Alcibiades (-450), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Solon (-638), Peisistratos (-600), and Constantine II of Greece (1940). After him are Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Irene of Athens (752), Xanthippe (-500), Constantine I of Greece (1868), Andromache (null), and Epaminondas (-418).