Ptolemy XII Auletes

117 BC - 51 BC

Ptolemy XII Auletes

Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos Philopator Philadelphos (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Νέος Διόνυσος Φιλοπάτωρ Φιλάδελφος, Ptolemaios Néos Diónysos Philopátōr Philádelphos "Ptolemy New Dionysus, Father-lover, Sibling-lover"; c. 117 BC – before 22 March 51 BC) was a king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He was commonly known as Auletes (Ancient Greek: Αὐλητής, Aulētḗs "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 478,909 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,067th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ptolemy XII Auletes ranks 1,062 out of 14,801Before him are Henry Clay, Damocles, Balian of Ibelin, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. After him are U Thant, Dangun, Galla Placidia, Taejong of Joseon, Sargon II, and Nur ad-Din.

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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 2Before him is Posidonius. After him is Julia Minor.

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