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Preceded by:
Ptolemy XIII
Pharaoh of Egypt
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ptolemy XV
Ptolemy XIV Philopator Philadelphos
Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ Φιλάδελφος
Romanized: Ptolemaios Philopator Philadelphos
Latin: Ptolemaeus Philopater Philadelphus
Ptolemy XIV

Ivory game counter depicting Ptolemy XIV.©

Reign
47–44 BC (3 years)
Legacy
Father Ptolemy XII
Mother Cleopatra V (?)
Consort(s) Cleopatra VII
Born c. 59 BC
Died 26 July 44 BC (aged c. 15)
Burial Alexandria (?)
For other pages by this name, see Ptolemy.

Ptolemy XIV Philopator Philadelphos (Acient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Φιλοπάτωρ Φιλάδελφος, "Ptolemy, Beloved of his Father and Sister", c. 59 BCE – 44 BCE) was a Pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Dynasty during the Hellenistic Period. He was a son of Ptolemy XII and, following the death of his older brother Ptolemy XIII on January 13, 47 BCE, he was proclaimed Pharaoh and co-ruler by their older sister and remaining Pharaoh Cleopatra VII. Cleopatra also married her new co-ruler but continued to act as lover of Roman dictator Julius Caesar. Ptolemy is considered to have reigned in name only, with Cleopatra keeping actual authority to herself. On March 15, 44 BC Caesar was murdered in Rome by a group of conspirators whose most notable members were Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. Ptolemy soon followed him in death. An inscription mentioning him as alive was dated at July 26, 44 BC. It has been assumed but remains uncertain that Cleopatra poisoned her co-ruler to replace him with Ptolemy XV Caesar, her son by Caesar who was proclaimed co-ruler on September 2, 44 BCE and whom his mother intended to support as successor of his father.

Predecessor:
Ptolemy XIII
Pharaoh of Egypt
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Successor:
Ptolemy XV


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