Seleucus III, ruler of the Seleucid Empire

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Greek, Ancient: Σέλευκος
Also Known As: "Seleucus III Soter Ceraunus", "Thunder Saviour", "King of the Seleucids"
Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Syria
Death: June 4, -187 (35)
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Son of Seleucus II, ruler of the Seleucid Empire and Laodice II, queen of the Seleucid Empire
Brother of Antiochus III Megas, king of the Seleucid Empire; NN .; Antiochis of Syria, Queen of Armenia; Lu-xxx and <private>

Occupation: (The Great), ruler of the Seleucid Empire
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About Seleucus III, ruler of the Seleucid Empire

Seleucus III Soter Ceraunus, Thunder Saviour, King of the Seleucids, was born circa 243 BC; died circa 223 BC.


Seleucus III Ceraunus

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Seleucus III Soter, called Seleucus Ceraunus (Greek: Σέλευκος Γ' Σωτὴρ, Σέλευκος Κεραυνός ca. 243 BC - 223 BC), was a ruler of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom, the eldest son of Seleucus II Callinicus and Laodice II. His birth name was Alexander and changed his name to Seleucus after he succeeded his father as King. After a brief reign of three years (225 BC-223 BC), Seleucus was assassinated in Asia Minor by members of his army while on campaign against Attalus I of Pergamon. His official byname "Soter" - Greek: Σωτὴρ means "Saviour", while his nickname "Ceraunus" - Greek: Κεραυνός means "Thunder".

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Seleucus III Soter entry in historical sourcebook by Mahlon H. Smith

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June 4, -187
Age 35