Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Berenice I

Berenice I

Ptolemaic Period

The wife of Ptolemy I Soter, the founder of the dynasty, was evidently a woman of formidable character. With her husband, she was proclaimed divine by their son Ptolemy II Philadelphus, as set out in the Canopus Decree issued in 239 BC.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011

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