Seleucus IV Philopator (Person, Concept)

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Seleucus IV Philopator (en), Séleucos IV (fr), Seleukos IV. (de), Σέλευκος Δ' Φιλοπάτωρ (el), Seleuco IV Filopátor (es), Seleuco IV (it)Additional labels
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Seleucus IV (en)


Seleucus IV Philopator ("Father-loving") was the eldest son of Antiochus III and succeeded him as the seventh king of the Seleucid Empire. He reigned from 187 to 175 BC, during which time he formed alliances in Asia Minor and Macedon in order to restore Seleucid influence curtailed by the Peace of Apamea. He was assassinated by his chief minister, Heliodorus, in 175 BC.

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