|Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysos, King of Pontus (120-63BC)
(Abt 132 B.C.-63 B.C.)
Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysos, King of Pontus (120-63BC)
- Born: Abt 132 B.C.
- Died: 63 B.C.
called "the Great", co-ruler 123-115 BC; sole ruler 115-72 BC when he fled; afterwards King of Bosporus (72-63BC).
He dominated Asia Minor, interfering in the affairs of most of his neighbours. After failing in his spirited efforts to save Pontus from Rome he retreated to Bosporus to reign until the revolt of his son when he had himself killed by a guard.