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Mithridates VI
King of Kings
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Mithridates VI from the Musée du Louvre
King of Pontus
Reign 120–63 BC
Predecessor Mithridates V of Pontus
Successor Pharnaces II of Pontus
Born 135 BC
Sinope, Kingdom of Pontus
Died 63 BC
Burial either Sinope or Amaseia
  • Laodice
  • Monime
  • Berenice of Chios
  • Stratonice of Pontus
  • Unnamed fifth wife
  • Hypsicratea
  • Mithridates of Colchis
  • Arcathius
  • Machares
  • Pharnaces II of Pontus
  • Cleopatra of Pontus
  • Drypetina
  • Athenais
  • Xiphares
  • (illeg.) Mithridates I of the Bosporus
  • (illeg.) Adobogiona the Younger
  • (illeg.) Ariarathes IX of Cappadocia
  • (illeg.) Orsabaris
Full name
Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysius of Pontus
House Mithridatic
Father Mithridates V of Pontus
Mother Laodice VI

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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