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Nomen Ptolemy XIII
Dates what's this?
reigned 51 - 47 BCE co-regent with Cleopatra VII
Predecessor Father, Ptolemy XII Auletes
Successor Ptolemy XIV
Associated People
Father Ptolemy XII
Sister/Wife Cleopatra VII
Burial Place

Ptolemy XIII was only ten years old when his father died and left him to rule with his sister Cleopatra VII (who was seventeen at the time). The regency was in the hands of several men: Pothejnos, Theodotes of Chios, and Achillas a commander--chief. They did not approve of the young Cleopatra and drover her from Egypt.

The young king is responsible for the death of Pompey in 48 BCE. Pompey was seeking refuse in Egypt after defeat in a battle with Rome. This was not well-taken by the Romans, and Ptolemy XIII went down with a ship attempting to escape from Caeser's army.



Ptolemy I Soter
Ptolemy II Philadelphus
Ptolemy III Euergeter
Ptolemy IV Philopater
Ptolemy V Epiphanes
Cleopatra I
Ptolemy Eupator
Ptolemy VI Philometor
Cleopatra II
Ptolemy VII Neos Philpator
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II
Cleopatra III & Ptolemy IX Soter II
Cleopatra III & Ptolemy X Alexander
Cleopatra Berenice
Ptolemy XI Alexander
Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos
Berenice IV
Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra VII & Ptolemy XIII
Cleopatra VII & Ptolemy XIV
Ptolemy XV Cesarion