Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Ptolemy IV Philopator

Ptolemy IV Philopator

222-205 B.C.
Ptolemaic Dynasty

Ptolemy IV Philopator was the fourth ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Philopator means 'Father-loving'. He married his sister Arsinoe and the two received a cult as the Father-loving Gods (Theoi Philopatores). He died in the summer of 204. After his death, two of his most powerful ministers had his wife, Arsinoe III, killed.