Ptolemy I Soter (Person, Concept)

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Ptolemy I Soter (en), Ptolemaios I. (de), Ptolomeo I (es), Ptolémée Ier (fr), Tolomeo I (it), Πτολεμαίος ο Σωτήρ (el)Additional labels
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Ptolemy I (en)


Ptolemy I Soter I (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Σωτήρ, Ptolemaĩos Sōtḗr, i.e. Ptolemy (pronounced /ˈtɒləmi/) the Savior), also known as Ptolemy Lagides,[1] c. 367 BC – c. 283 BC, was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, who became ruler of Egypt (323 BC – 283 BC) and founder of both the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Ptolemaic Dynasty. In 305/4 BC he took the title of pharaoh.

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