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Preceded by:
Ptolemy II
Pharaoh of Egypt
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ptolemy IV
Ptolemy III Euergetes
Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης
Romanized: Ptolemaios Euergetes
Latin: Ptolemaeus Benefactor
Ptolemy III

Statue of Ptolemy III at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples.©

Reign
246–222 BC (24 years)
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Ptolemy, who Lives Eternally,
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The One over whom Gods and
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Brave One who has Protected
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Great of Might, doing that which
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Legacy
Father Ptolemy II
Mother Arsinoë I
Consort(s) Berenice II
Issue Ptolemy IV, Magas, Arsinoë III
Born c. 280 BC, Kos (?)
Died November/December 222 BC
(aged c. 58)
Burial Alexandria (?)
For other pages by this name, see Ptolemy.

Ptolemy III Euergetes (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης, Romanized: Ptolemaios Euergetes, c. 280–222 BCE), was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 28 January 246 BCE to November/December 222 BCE. He was the son and successor of Ptolemy II.

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Predecessor:
Ptolemy II
Pharaoh of Egypt
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Successor:
Ptolemy IV
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