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Bust of Philip II of Macedon from the Hellenistic period; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
|Full name||Philip II of Macedon|
|Died||October 336 BC (aged 46)|
|Place of death||Aigai, Macedon|
|Successor||Alexander the Great|
Meda of Odessa
|Royal House||Argead dynasty|
|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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