Mithridates VI of Pontus allegedly attempted suicide by poison, this failed however because of his immunity to the poison, so he requested his Gaulish bodyguard and friend, Bituitus, to kill him by the sword. Mithridates VI or Mithradates VI,135–63 BC, aka Mithradates the Great or Eupator Dionysius. King of Pontus and Armenia Minor. From Hutchinson's History of the Nations, published 1915.
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