Mithridates VI of Pontus facts for kids
|King of Kings|
Mithridates VI from the Musée du Louvre
|King of Pontus|
|Predecessor||Mithridates V of Pontus|
|Successor||Pharnaces II of Pontus|
Sinope, Kingdom of Pontus
|Burial||either Sinope or Amaseia|
|Father||Mithridates V of Pontus|
Mithridates VI or Mithradates VI (135–63 BC), also known as Mithradates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus and Armenia Minor in northern Anatolia (now Turkey) from about 120–63 BC. Mithridates is remembered as one of the Roman Republic’s most formidable and successful enemies, who engaged three of the prominent generals from the late Roman Republic in the Mithridatic Wars: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Lucius Licinius Lucullus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. He has been called the greatest ruler of the Kingdom of Pontus.
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