Ariamnes of Cappadocia

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Ariamnes II (in Greek Ἀριάμνης; ruled 280 BC – 262 BC or 230 BC), was a ruler and king of Cappadocia, succeeded his father Ariarathes II. He was fond of his children, and shared his crown with his son Ariarathes III (262 BC or 255 BC – 220 BC) in his lifetime. He was probably the first to obtain the independence of Cappadocia from the Seleucid Empire.[1]


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xxxi. 3


  • Hazel, John; Who's Who in the Greek World, "Ariamnes II", (1999)
  • Head, Barclay; Historia Numorum, "Cappadocia", (1911)

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Ariamnes II.". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ariarathes II
King of Cappadocia
280 BC – 230 BC
Succeeded by
Ariarathes III