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Preceded by:
Ptolemy V
Pharaoh of Egypt
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ptolemy VIII
Ptolemy VI Philometor
Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλομήτωρ
Romanized: Ptolemaios Philometor
Latin: Ptolemaeus Philomater
Ptolemy VI

Ring with the engraved portrait of Ptolemy VI wearing the double crown.©

Reign
180–164 BC and 163–145 BC
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Legacy
Father Ptolemy V
Mother Cleopatra I
Consort(s) Cleopatra II
Issue Ptolemy Eupator, Ptolemy (VII?),
Cleopatra Thea, Cleopatra III
Born May/June 186 BC
Died 145 BC (aged 41)
Burial Alexandria
For other pages by this name, see Ptolemy.

Ptolemy VI Philometor (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλομήτωρ, "Ptolemy, who Loves his Mother", 186–145 BCE), was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 180 to 164 BCE and 163 to 145 BCE. He was the eldest son and successor of Ptolemy V by Cleopatra I. From 170 BC, his sister-wife Cleopatra II and his younger brother Ptolemy VIII were co-rulers alongside him. Ptolemy VI was temporarily disposed from the throne by Ptolemy VIII in 164 BC, but was restored the next year.

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Predecessor:
Ptolemy V
Pharaoh of Egypt
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Successor:
Ptolemy VIII
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