Ptolemy VI Philometor

184 BC - 145 BC

Ptolemy VI Philometor

Ptolemy VI Philometor (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλομήτωρ, Ptolemaĩos Philomḗtōr "Ptolemy, lover of his Mother"; May/June 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 156,088 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,270th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 1,264 out of 14,801Before him are Almanzor, Ion Iliescu, Nabonidus, Václav Klaus, Roh Moo-hyun, and Faisal I of Iraq. After him are Ruth, Levi Eshkol, Philip V of Macedon, John II of Castile, Emir Abdelkader, and Haakon IV of Norway.

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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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Among people born in Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 78 out of 432Before him are Lactantius (250), Psamtik I (-700), Meritaten (-1400), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Seti II (-1300), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77). After him are Saint Sarah (100), Teti (-2350), Ctesibius (-284), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Sayyid Qutb (1906), and Saint Maurice (250).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor ranks 35Before him are Amenhotep II (-1401), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Psamtik I (-700), Meritaten (-1400), Seti II (-1300), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77). After him are Teti (-2350), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Shepseskaf (-2600), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Sanakht (-2700), and Fuad I of Egypt (1868).

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