NamePtolemy VIII Euergetes II
Birthabt 184 BC
Deathabt 117 BC
MotherCleopatra I Syra Seleucid (210bc-176bc)
Misc. Notes
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon) was the eighth ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. He was the younger brother of Ptolemy VI Philometor and
the uncle of Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator. He ruled Egypt when Philometor fled Alexandria for Rome. His rule proved to be intolerable and the
Alexandrians were begging for Philometor to return. When he did, the two brothers split up rule; Physcon ruling the western province of
Cyrenaica and Philometor ruled Egypt. Upon Philometor's death, his son, Philopator, took over the throne with his mother as co-regent.
Physcon married Philopator's mother, Cleopatra II, and had Philopator killed at the wedding feast. He returned to Memphis as Pharaoh and
expulsed many of the Alexandrians who had sided against him. He also married Cleopatra II's daughter, Cleopatra III. He died on June 26,
116 BC and left his power to Cleopatra III and whichever of her sons she might prefer.
Spouses
Birth160 BC
Death101 BC
ChildrenCleopatra V Selene (140bc-)
 Tryphaena (140bc-)
Birth190 BC
Death116 BC
MotherCleopatra I Syra Seleucid (210bc-176bc)
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