Name: Alexander Jannai Maccabeus of Judea
Given Name: Alexander Jannai
Surname: Maccabeus of Judea
Change Date: 1 Jul 2005
Death: 76 BC
(d. 76 bc), brother and successor of Aristobulus I, king from 103 to 76 bc. He became king and high priest through marriage to Aristobulus's widow, and he followed the policies of John Hyrcanus in conquering and Judaizing surrounding territories, eventually extending the boundaries of the Hasmonaean kingdom to their farthest extent. Reportedly, however, he was dictatorial and ruthless, and his reign was marked by intrigues and internal strife. He was killed during a siege of a Greek city.
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Father: John Hycanus Maccabeus of Judea
Salome Alexandra of Judea
- Aristobalbus II Maccabeus of Judea
- Hyrcanus II of Judea