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Mariamne (third wife of Herod)

Mariamne (third wife of Herod)

Jewish noblewoman
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Jewish noblewoman
Gender female
Birth (Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt)
Family
Spouse: Herod the Great
Children: Herod II
The details
Biography

Mariamne II was the third wife of Herod the Great. She was the daughter of Simon Boethus the High Priest. Josephus recounts their wedding thus:


She had one child by Herod, called Herod II or Herod Boethus. Herod II married his niece, Herodias, and by her had a daughter, Salome.

Mariamne II was implicated in the plot of Antipater against her husband (Herod) in 4 BCE. As a result, Herod divorced her and removed her father (Simon Boethus) as high priest. Additionally, her son Herod II was removed from the line of succession in Herod's last will.

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