Seleucus II Callinicus (king of Syria)

   Pogon, Σέλευκος Β' Καλλίνικος


Personal and Family Information

Seleucus was born about 0265 B.C., the son of Antiochus II Theos and Laodice I. The place is not known.

He died in 0225 B.C.. The place is not known.

His wife was Laodice I. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their three known children were Laodice (?-?), Antiochus III (0242BC-0187BC) and Seleucus III Ceraunus (c0243BC-0223BC).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Seleucus II Callinicus


Antiochus II Theos


Antiochus I Soter


Seleucus I Nicator


Apama I of Bactria


Stratonice I of Syria


Demetrius I Poliorcertes


Phila I


Laodice I


Achæus I


Seleucus I Nicator


Apama I of Bactria




Alexander III


Roxane of Bactria



Birth ABT 0265 B.C.
Death 0225 B.C.


Nobility Title FROM 0246 B.C. TO 0225 B.C. king of Syria


Note 1

After the death of his father, Antiochus, he was proclaimed king by his mother, Laodice in Ephesos, while her partisans at Antioch murdered Berenice and her son. When Ptolemy died in 246 BC, Antiochus took Laodice back but died immediately thereafter (she is said to have poisoned him).


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    Source: Wikipedia English