Philip II of Macedon

382 BC - 336 BC

Philip II of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon (Greek: Φίλιππος Β΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 382–336 BC) was the king (basileus) of the kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty of Macedonian kings, the third son of King Amyntas III of Macedon, and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III. The rise of Macedon, its conquest and political consolidation of most of Classical Greece during the reign of Philip II was achieved in part by his reformation of the Ancient Macedonian army, establishing the Macedonian phalanx that proved critical in securing victories on the battlefield. After defeating the Greek city-states of Athens and Thebes at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, Philip II led the effort to establish a federation of Greek states known as the League of Corinth, with him as the elected hegemon and commander-in-chief of Greece for a planned invasion of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip II of Macedon has received more than 2,125,169 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 88th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Philip II of Macedon ranks 87 out of 14,801Before him are Diocletian, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, Louis XV of France, Ahmed I, and Henry IV of France. After him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Murad IV, Hadrian, Mary I of England, Ashoka, and Yasser Arafat.

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Among people born in 382 BC, Philip II of Macedon ranks 1After him is Antigonus I Monophthalmus. Among people deceased in 336 BC, Philip II of Macedon ranks 1After him are Cleopatra Eurydice of Macedon, Amyntas IV of Macedon, Bagoas, Arses of Persia, Attalus, Pausanias of Orestis, and Audata.

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Among people born in Greece, Philip II of Macedon ranks 14 out of 698Before him are Epicurus (-341), Sophocles (-497), Spartacus (-109), Pericles (-494), El Greco (1541), and Aeschylus (-525). After him are Aristophanes (-448), Democritus (-460), Plutarch (46), Thucydides (-460), Sappho (-630), and Kösem Sultan (1590).


Among politicians born in Greece, Philip II of Macedon ranks 3Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881) and Pericles (-494). After him are Kösem Sultan (1590), Bayezid II (1447), Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Alcibiades (-450), Solon (-638), and Xanthippe (-500).

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