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Cleopatra VI Tryphaena



Cleopatra VI Tryphaena (c.95- after 55): queen of the Ptolemaic Empire.

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Main deeds:

  • c.95 Born
  • 80/79: Marries to her brother Ptolemy XII Auletes, who has unexpectedly become king
  • 76: Birth of Berenice IV
  • 69/68: Cleopatra VI Tryphaena disappears from our records
  • 58: Ptolemy XII is expelled from Egypt; Cleopatra VI and her daughter Berenice IV rule the country
  • 57: End of the co-rule; Berenice is sole ruler of Egypt
  • Cleopatra may have tried to speed up her husband's return
  • 56/55: The Roman governor in Syria, Aulus Gabinius, bribed by Ptolemy XII, agrees to support Ptolemy, who is in Alexandria in March 55; a Roman military unit supports the king. Berenice is executed in July.
  • Cleopatra VI again disappears from our sources; she must have died before her husband, who was succeeded in 51 by Cleopatra VII
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