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published on 28 April 2011
Philip II of Macedon 382 – 336 BC, was a Greek king of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336. He was the father of Alexander the Great and Philip III. Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of the king Amyntas III and Eurydice I. n his youth, (c. 368–365 BC) Philip was held as a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during... [continue reading]
Alexander III of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great (21 July 356 BCE – 10 or 11 June 323 BCE), was the son of King Philip II of Macedon. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills... [continue reading]