Cleopatra V of Egypt (Person, Concept)

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Cleopatra V of Egypt (en), Κλεοπάτρα Ε΄ της Αιγύπτου (el), Cleopatra V Trifena (es), Cleopatra V (it), Cléopatre V (fr)Additional labels
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Cleopatra V Tryphaena (en)


Cleopatra V Tryphaena of Egypt (died c. 69/68 BC or c. 57 BC) was a Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt. She is the only surely attested wife of Ptolemy XII. Her only known child is Berenice IV, but she was also probably the mother of Cleopatra VII. There is some indication that Cleopatra may have died in 69 BC — she may have died in childbirth or was possibly murdered. Should she really have died that early, then the Cleopatra Tryphaena who is mentioned — after the expulsion of Ptolemy XII — as co-ruler of Egypt (together with Berenice IV) in 58 and 57 BC, and died around 57 BC, must be her daughter, numbered by some historians as Cleopatra VI Tryphaena.

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