Visual Timeline: Ptolemaic Dynasty

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366 BCE - 282 BCE: Life of Ptolemy I Soter.
 
305 BCE - 30 BCE: The Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt.
 
 
305 BCE - 285 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy I in Egypt, initiated of the Great Library.
 
300 BCE: Ptolemy I founds the Museum of Alexandria.
 
 
285 BCE - 246 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy II in Egypt, developement of Library at Alexandria.
 
247 BCE: The lighthouse at Alexandria (Pharos) is completed.
 
246 BCE - 221 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy III in Egypt.
 
221 BCE - 205 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy IV in Egypt.
 
205 BCE - 180 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy V in Egypt.
 
180 BCE - 145 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy VI in Egypt.
 
116 BCE - 80 CE: Reign of Ptolemy IX in Egypt.
 
80 BCE - 51 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy XII in Egypt.
 
69 BCE - 30 BCE: Life of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
 
 
62 BCE - 47 BCE: Life of Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopater.
 
51 BCE: Death of Cleopatra's father, Ptolemy XII Auletes.
 
51 BCE: Cleopatra accepts her brother Ptolemy XIII as co-ruler.
 
49 BCE: Sole rule of Ptolemy XIII, recognized by both Gaius Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator, and his opponent, Pompey the Great.
 
47 BCE: Cleopatra VII is sole ruler of Egypt; she presents herself as the goddess Isis.
 
 
47 BCE: Ptolemy XIII drowns in the Nile fleeing Caesar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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