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Ariobarzanes I


Ariobarzanes I Philoromaeus (c.95-62): king of Cappadocia.

Children: Ariobarzanes II Philopator

Main deeds:

  • 101: After the death of his nephew Ariarathes VII Philometor, Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontus seeks to rule Cappadocia through his son Ariarathes Eusebes.
  • Six times, he is made king, but never gains control of his kingdom
  • c.96: insurrection of Ariathes VIII
  • c.96: election of a Cappadocian nobleman, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaeus, as king
  • 88: End of Ariarathes Eusebes
  • Duing the wars against Mithridates, Ariobarzanes loses his throne several times, but he remains loyal to Rome and is brough back
  • 63: receives Sophene and Gordyene
  • 62: Abdication; succession by his son
Succeeded by: Ariobarzanes II Philopator
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