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The Ptolemic Period included several queens in Egypt named Cleopatra, the most famous and influential being Queen Cleopatra VII. One of the most fascinating women in history, Cleopatra was the daughter of Ptolemy XII (Ptolemy Auletes) and Cleopatra V. During her lifetime, Cleopatra served as the last pharaoh of Egypt, spoke nine languages, married two of her own brothers (as was custom in the royal family), won a Civil War against her brother, Ptolemy XIII, was mistress to and fathered a son (Caesarion, Ptolemy XIV) with Julius Caesar, and met and married her love, Mark Antony. Cleopatra’s reign ended with her suicide, at the age of 39, after she and Antony were defeated by Octavian, Caesar’s heir, at the Battle of Actium. It is believed that she chose the bite from a Egyptian cobra snake (asp) as the means of her death to insure her immortality as a goddess.

Cleopatra Family Tree

                     
Ptolemy VIII
b: in Egypt
d: 116 BC in Egypt
 
             
Ptolemy IX
b: 142 BC in Egypt
d: 80 BC in Egypt
  Next generation
               
Cleopatra III
b: in Egypt
d: in Egypt
 
     
Ptolemy XII
b:
d: 51 BC in Egypt
            Next generation
           
           
Greek Concubine
b: in Unknown
d: in Egypt
             
   
Cleopatra VII
b: 69 BC in Egypt
d: 30 BC in Egypt
       
                   
Ptolemy VIII
b: in Egypt
d: 116 BC in Egypt
Next
             
Ptolemy IX
b: 142 BC in Egypt
d: 80 BC in Egypt
   
               
Cleopatra III
b: in Egypt
d: in Egypt
Next
generation
   
Cleopatra V
b: in Egypt
d: in Egypt
             
                   
Ptolemy VI
b: 185 BC in Egypt
d: 145 BC in Egypt
Next
generation
           
Cleopatra IV
b: in Egypt
d: in Egypt
   
                 
Cleopatra II
b: in Egypt
d: in Egypt
Next
generation
                       

 


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