- 101: After he has killed his nephew Ariarathes VII Philometor, Mithridates seeks to rule Cappadocia through his son Ariarathes Eusebes.
- Six times, he is made king, but never gains control of Cappadocia
- c.96: insurrection of Ariathes VIII
- c.96: election of Ariobarzanes I Philoromaeus
- 88: Final repulsion
- 86: Killed in action during the First Mithridatic War.