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Philip
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Bust of Philip II of Macedon from the Hellenistic period; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Reign 359–336 BC
Full name Philip II of Macedon
Greek Φίλιππος
Born 382 BC
Birthplace Pella, Macedon
Died October 336 BC (aged 46)
Place of death Aigai, Macedon
Buried Aigai, Macedon
Predecessor Amyntas IV
Successor Alexander the Great
Wives Audata
Phila
Nicesipolis
Philinna
Olympias
Meda of Odessa
Cleopatra Eurydice
Children
Royal House Argead dynasty
Father Amyntas III
Mother Eurydice I
Religious beliefs Ancient Greek religion

Philip II was an ancient king of Macedon. He ruled from 359 BC to 336 BC. He was the father of the emperor Alexander the Great, who was born in 356 BC. He united all of Greece. He would either bring a city-state into his empire with his military or he would talk/bribe the leaders into joining his empire. It was under his reign in 338 BC at Chaeronea against Athens that Alexander first showed his military genius. Philip was assassinated by his bodyguard, in a theatre.


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