Ptolemy X

Ptolemy X (Ptolemy Alexander), d. 88 BC, king of ancient Egypt (107 BC–88 BC), of the Macedonian dynasty, brother of Ptolemy IX . He was governor in Cyprus when called (110 BC) by his mother to be coruler with his brother. He became sole king in 107 BC He was ousted by a revolt in Alexandria and died when trying to recover the kingdom.

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