Eucratides II (Greek: Εὐκρατίδης Β΄) was a Greco-Bactrian king who was a successor and probably a son of Eucratides I. It seems likely that Eucratides II ruled for a relatively short time after the murder of his namesake, until he was dethroned in the dynastic civil war caused by the same murder.
During his earlier years, Eucratides II may have been a co-regent of his father: on his later coins he adds the title Soter (Saviour), which could be an indication that he now ruled in his own right.
Soon after Eucratides' II death, the last Bactrian king Heliocles I (probably another member of the same dynasty) was defeated by the Yuezhi tribes, who expelled the Greek kings from Bactria.
- Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
- Seleucid Empire
- Indo-Parthian Kingdom
- Kushan Empire
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| Preceded by:
| Greco-Bactrian Ruler
| Succeeded by:|
| Dynastic lineage||Bactrian domain||Expansion into India|
|280 BCE||Foundation of the Hellenistic city of Ai-Khanoum in Bactria (280 BCE)|
|255 BCE||Independence of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom from the Seleucid Empire (255 BCE)|
|255–239 BCE||House of Diodotus.||Diodotus I|
|239–223 BCE||Diodotus II|
|230–200 BCE||House of Euthydemus.||Euthydemus I|
|200–180 BCE||Demetrius I||Pantaleon|
|180 BCE||Euthydemus II||Agathokles|
|180–170 BCE||Antimachus I||Apollodotus I|
|170–145 BCE||House of Eucratides||Eucratides||Demetrius II|
|145 BCE||(Destruction of Ai-Khanoum by the Yuezhi in 145 BCE)||(Succession of|
|145–140 BCE||Plato Eucratides II||Indo-Greek kings|
|140–130 BCE||Heliocles I||to the|
|130 BCE-||Complete occupation of Bactria by the Yuezhi.||1st century CE)|