Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Ptolemy XI Alexander II

Ptolemy XI Alexander II

80 B.C.
Ptolemaic Dynasty

Ptolemy XI Alexander II was the son of Ptolemy X Alexander. After the death of his uncle Ptolemy IX Soter II (Lathyros), his step-mother (or possibly mother) Cleopatra Berenice ruled for about one year alone. Ptolemy XI was required to marry his step-mother, who was much older than he. The marriage took place and nineteen days later, Ptolemy XI killed his new bride. He was then lynched by the Alexandrian mob, with whom his wife had been very popular