Mithridates I Callinicus

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Mithridates I Callinicus
King of Commagene
Reign 109–70 BC
Predecessor Sames II Theosebes Dikaios
Successor Antiochus I Theos of Commagene
Died 70 BC
Spouse Laodice VII Thea
Dynasty Orontid Dynasty

Mithridates I Callinicus (Greek: Μιθριδάτης ὀ Кαλλίνικος) was a king of Orontid Armenian[1] descent who lived during the late 2nd century BC and early 1st century BC. Mithridates was a prince, the son, and successor of King of Commagene, Sames II Theosebes Dikaios. Before his succession in 109 BC, he married the Syrian Greek Princess Laodice VII Thea as a part of a peace alliance. Mithridates embraced Greek culture. Laodice bore Mithridates a son, Antiochus I Theos of Commagene (c. 86 BC–38 BC), a prince and future king of Commagene. Mithridates died in 70 BC and Antiochus succeeded him.

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Preceded by
Sames II Theosebes Dikaios
King of Cappadocia
109 BC – ca. 70 BC
Succeeded by
Antiochus I Theos of Commagene

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  1. ^ Chahin, Mark (2001). The Kingdom of Armenia. Routlege. ISBN 978-0-7007-1452-0.