Ptolemy XII Auletes

117 BC - 51 BC

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Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysus Philopator Philadelphus (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Νέος Διόνυσος Φιλοπάτωρ Φιλάδελφος, translit. Ptolemaios Neos Dionysos Philopatōr Philadelphos; c. 117 – 51 BC) was a pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt who ruled from 80 to 58 BC and then again from 55 BC until his death in 51 BC. He was commonly known as Auletes (Αὐλητής, "the Flautist"), referring to his love of playing the flute in Dionysian festivals. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, he was a descendant of its founder, Ptolemy I. Ptolemy XII was an illegitimate son of Ptolemy IX by an uncertain mother. In 116 BC, Ptolemy IX became co-regent with his mother, Cleopatra III. However, he was forced into a civil war against his mother and his brother, Ptolemy X, leading to his exile in 107 BC. Cleopatra III sent her grandsons to Kos in 103 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy XII Auletes has received more than 764,212 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ptolemy XII Auletes is the 950th most popular politician (down from 915th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Cyprus (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Politician.

Ptolemy XII Auletes was most famous for being the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt. He was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was founded by Ptolemy I Soter.

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Among politicians, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 950 out of 15,577Before him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Halime Sultan, Lysimachus, Alfonso XII of Spain, Nikolai Bukharin, and Nadezhda Krupskaya. After him are Onan, Mausolus, Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor, Margaret of Parma, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Philip III of Macedon.

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Among people born in 117 BC, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 1After him is Marcus Junius Brutus. Among people deceased in 51 BC, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 1After him are Posidonius and Julia Minor.

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Among people born in Cyprus, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 3 out of 73Before him are Zeno of Citium (-334) and Theodora (500). After him are Makarios III (1913), Saint Spyridon (270), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), John the Merciful (550), Michael Cacoyannis (1922), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Glafcos Clerides (1919), and Alparslan Türkeş (1917).


Among politicians born in Cyprus, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 1After him are Makarios III (1913), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Glafcos Clerides (1919), Alparslan Türkeş (1917), Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus (1155), Anne of Cyprus (1418), Spyros Kyprianou (1932), Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus (1442), and Peter I of Cyprus (1328).