In the 304 BCE, Cleopatra's ancestor, Ptolemy I founded the dynasty of the Ptolemies. He was a Macedonian, one of the diadochoi, or successors of Alexander the Great, and had been a general in his army. Six princesses before her were called Cleopatra. The most famous is Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. She came to power at age 15, married to her brother, Ptolemy XIII, also pharaoh. Cleopatra's great grandmother was the daughter of one of the kings of Syria. She was Seleucid with Persian blood. Two potential rivals stood between Cleopatra and the succession, her two older sisters, at that time Cleopatra was known as Tryphaeana, which meant "the special pleasure seeker". The Ptolemy family had nothing cozy unlike the former kings on the throne; they were torn by intrigues, ambition and jealousy.
While Cleopatra was in her younger years she grew up in the luxury of the royal palace in Alexandra.
Cleopatra's father king
Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt, in fact the most famous queen of the ancient Greek and Roman world. She was considered beautiful and perfect. There have been other great queens in antiquity,