Eucratides I, king of Bactria

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Greek, Ancient: Εὐκρατίδης
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of Heliocles, King of Bactria and Laodice III, Princess of Seleuceia, Queen Consort of Bactria
Husband of Theophila
Father of Heliocles I, King of Bactria and Apollodotus I Indo-Greek King

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About Eucratides I, king of Bactria

Eucratides I (Greek: Εὐκρατίδης Α΄; reigned c. 170–145 BC), sometimes called Eucratides the Great, was one of the most important Greco-Bactrian kings, descendants of dignitaries of Alexander the Great. He uprooted the Euthydemid dynasty of Greco-Bactrian kings and replaced it with his own lineage. He fought against the Indo-Greek kings, the easternmost Hellenistic rulers in northwestern India, temporarily holding territory as far as the Indus, until he was finally defeated and pushed back to Bactria. Eucratides had a vast and prestigious coinage, suggesting a rule of considerable importance.

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