Ancient Egypt / Ptolemaic dynasty /
(63- 47 BCE) King of Egypt 51-47 BCE. Ptolemy is most known for his attempt to remove his sister Cleopatra from her position in Egypt, but in the military battle, she came out as the victor.
63 BCE: Born.
51: When his father, Ptolemy 12 Neos Dionysios, dies, Ptolemy becomes the ruler over Egypt. When he marries his sister, Cleopatra, he shares the acting power with her.
48: Following growing conflicts between him and Cleopatra, he has his sister expelled from the country. He then allies with the Roman general, Pompey the Great.
Cleopatra responds by putting up her own army. Civil war starts between the two, Pompey is murdered, and for a short period Ptolemy and Cleopatra are reconciled.
47: Cleopatra becomes the mistress of Caesar of Rome, and with his help she gets control over Egypt and has Ptolemy killed.
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