Ptolemy II Philadelphus

308 BC - 246 BC

Ptolemy II Philadelphus

Ptolemy II Philadelphus (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλάδελφος, Ptolemaios Philadelphos "Ptolemy, friend of his siblings"; 308/9 – 28 January 246 BCE) was the pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 to 246 BCE. He was the son of Ptolemy I Soter, 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 435,057 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 460th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 456 out of 14,801Before him are Honorius, James II of England, Patrice Lumumba, Sukarno, Mahidevran, and Constantius Chlorus. After him are Fulgencio Batista, Irene of Athens, Robert the Bruce, Lavrentiy Beria, Mustafa IV, and Manuel I of Portugal.

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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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Among people born in Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 40 out of 432Before him are Omar Sharif (1932), Smenkhkare (-1400), Menkaure (-2001), Demis Roussos (1946), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), and Miriam (-1400). After him are Philo (-15), Sneferu (-2700), Hagar (-1800), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Baibars (1223), and Manetho (-201).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus ranks 16Before him are Anwar Sadat (1918), Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), Khufu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), and Menkaure (-2001). After him are Sneferu (-2700), Baibars (1223), Caesarion (-47), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Thutmose I (-1600), and Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62).

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