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Ptolemy VI Philometor

184 BC - 145 BC

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Ptolemy VI Philometor (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλομήτωρ, Ptolemaĩos Philomḗtōr; 186–145 BC) was a king of Egypt from the Ptolemaic period. He reigned from 180 to 164 BC and from 163 to 145 BC. The eldest son of Ptolemy V Epiphanes and Cleopatra I of Egypt, he came to the throne as a very young child in 180 BC and the kingdom was governed by regents: his mother until her death in 178 or 177 BC and then two of her associates, Eulaeus and Lenaeus until 169 BC. From 170 BC, his sister-wife Cleopatra II and his younger brother Ptolemy VIII Euergetes were co-rulers alongside him. Ptolemy VI's reign was characterised by external conflict with the Seleucid empire over Syria and by internal conflict with his younger brother for control of the Ptolemaic monarchy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy VI Philometor has received more than 177,286 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ptolemy VI Philometor is the 1,351st most popular politician (down from 1,263rd in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Egypt (down from 78th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Ptolemy VI Philometor is most famous for being the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He was the son of Ptolemy V and Cleopatra II, and he ruled jointly with his mother from 180 BC to 164 BC.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 1,351 out of 15,710Before him are Cleopatra II of Egypt, Itō Hirobumi, Leo IV the Khazar, Christian V of Denmark, Empress Myeongseong, and Paul Barras. After him are Pepi I Meryre, Omar al-Bashir, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Léon Degrelle, Romanos II, and Scorpion I.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 184 BC, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 1 Among people deceased in 145 BC, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 1After him are Alexander Balas and Crates of Mallus.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 81 out of 520Before him are Meritaten (-1400), Den (-3000), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Lactantius (250), Saint Sarah (100), and Ctesibius (-284). After him are Sayyid Qutb (1906), Teti (-2350), Mohamed Al-Fayed (1929), Pappus of Alexandria (290), Seti II (-1300), and Saint Maurice (250).

Among POLITICIANS In Egypt

Among politicians born in Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 35Before him are Shoshenq I (-1000), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Psamtik I (-700), Berenice IV of Egypt (-77), Meritaten (-1400), and Den (-3000). After him are Teti (-2350), Seti II (-1300), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985), Fuad I of Egypt (1868), and Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152).