Ptolemy VII was one of the sons of Ptolemy V, and the brother of Ptolemy V.
one of the sons of Ptolemy V and brother of Ptolemy VI. He ruled alongside his brother Ptolemy VI and his sister Cleopatra VII. When his elder brother Ptolemy VI was captured during the occupation of Egypt by the king of Syria Antiochus IV, he declared Ptolemy VII king of the remaining parts of Egypt, and when Ptolemy VI was released, the two kings ruled Egypt equally. In the year 163, the elder brother assumed power again ... until Ptolemy VI died in 145