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Antiochus VI Dionysus

Antiochus VI Dionysus (c.148-138 BC) was king of Syria. He was the son of Alexander Balas and Cleopatra Thea, daughter of Ptolemy VI.

Antiochus VI did not actually reign. He was nominated in 144 by the general Diodotus Tryphon as heir to the throne in opposition to Demetrius II. In 142 Diodotus deposed and succeeded him and in 138 killed him.

Preceded by:
Demetrius II Nicator
Seleucid dynasty Succeeded by:
Diodotus Tryphon



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