Ptolemy XII Auletes

117 BC - 51 BC

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Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos Philopator Philadelphos (Koinē Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Νέος Διόνυσος Φιλοπάτωρ Φιλάδελφος, Ptolemaĩos; c. 117 – before 22 March 51 BC) was a Pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He was commonly known as Auletes (Αὐλητής, "the Flautist"), referring to the king's 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's father Ptolemy VIII died, and he became co-regent with his mother Cleopatra III. However, he was forced into a civil war against his mother and 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 652,721 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ptolemy XII Auletes is the 916th most popular politician (up from 1,061st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Cyprus and the most popular Cypriot 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 916 out of 15,710Before him are Benjamin Disraeli, Mindaugas, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Rehoboam, Lysimachus, and Galla Placidia. After him are Alfonso XII of Spain, Vasili IV of Russia, Bashar al-Assad, Haakon VII of Norway, Amenhotep I, and Andrei Gromyko.

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Among people born in 117 BC, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 1 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 4 out of 57Before him are Zeno of Citium (-334), Barnabas (1), and Theodora (500). After him are Makarios III (1913), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), Saint Spyridon (270), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Demetris Christofias (1946), Michael Cacoyannis (1922), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), and Mustafa Akıncı (1947).


Among politicians born in Cyprus, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 1After him are Makarios III (1913), Nicos Anastasiades (1946), Rauf Denktaş (1924), Demetris Christofias (1946), Tassos Papadopoulos (1934), Mustafa Akıncı (1947), Alparslan Türkeş (1917), Leo V, King of Armenia (1342), Glafcos Clerides (1919), Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus (1155), and Evagoras I (-435).