Macedonia

Amyntas I

b.550 BC; s/o parents ukn
d.498 BC

CHILDREN included:

  1. Alexander I b.515 BC

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Alexander I

b.515 BC; s/o Amyntas I

CHILDREN included:

  1. Amyntas b.480 BC

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Amyntas

b.480 BC; s/o Alexander I

CHILDREN included:

  1. Arrhidaeus b.450 BC

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Arrhidaeus

b.450 BC; s/o Amyntas m.Cleopatra

CHILDREN included:

  1. Amyntas III b.420 BC

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Amyntas III

b.420 BC; s/o Arrhidaeus and Cleopatra
d.370 BC
m.Eurydice of Lyncestae

CHILDREN included:

  1. Philip II, King of Macedonia

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Philip II, King of Macedonia

b. s/o Amyntas III and Eurydice of Lynestae
d.336 BC
m.Olimpias of Epirus

CHILDREN included:

  1. Alexander III The Great, King of Macedonia b.356 BC

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Antigonus I Monothalamos

b.382 BC; s/o parents ukn
d.301 BC
m.Stratonice of Thrace

CHILDREN included:

  1. Demetrius I Poliocertes

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Alexander III The Great, King of Macedonia

b.356 BC; s/o Philip II and Olimpias of Epirus
d.323 BC
m.Roxane of Bactria

CHILDREN included:

  1. N. of Macedonia m.Achaeus

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NOTES: Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was inspiration for later conquerors such as Hannibal the Carthaginian, the Romans Pompey and Caesar, and Napoleon. Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. He was son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and Olympias, the princess of neighboring Epirus. He spent his childhood watching his father transforming Macedonia into a great military power, winning victory after victory on the battlefields throughout the Balkans. When he was 13, Philip hired the Greek philosopher Aristotle to be Alexander’s personal tutor. During the next three years Aristotle gave Alexander a training in rhetoric and literature and stimulated his interest in science, medicine, and philosophy, all of which became of importance in Alexander’s later life. In 340, when Philip assembled a large Macedonian army and invaded Thrace, he left his 16 years old son with the power to rule Macedonia in his absence as regent, which shows that even at such young age Alexander was recognized as quite capable. But as the Macedonian army advanced deep into Thrace, the Thracian tribe of Maedi bordering north-eastern Macedonia rebelled and posed a danger to the country. Alexander assembled an army, led it against the rebels, and with swift action defeated the Maedi, captured their stronghold, and renamed it after himself to Alexandropolis.

Demetrius I Poliocertes

b. s/o Anigonus I Monophthalamos and Stratonice of Thrace
d.283 BC
m.Phila I

CHILDREN included:

  1. Stratonice I m.Antichus I Soter

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