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  • ID: I64691
  • Name: Alexander Jannai Maccabeus of Judea
  • Prefix: King
  • Given Name: Alexander Jannai
  • Surname: Maccabeus of Judea
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 79618B83038C694C8A64BDF5F0C0372BDE4A
  • Change Date: 1 Jul 2005
  • Note:
    ALEXANDER JANNAEUS

    (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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  • Death: 76 BC



    Father: John Hycanus Maccabeus of Judea

    Marriage 1 Salome Alexandra of Judea
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Aristobalbus II Maccabeus of Judea
    2. Has Children Hyrcanus II of Judea

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