Philip II of Macedon Net Worth

Philip II of Macedon was born in Pella, Greece, Greek, is King of Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon. Philip II of Macedon was a king who ruled the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from 359 to 336 B.C. He is often remembered as father of Alexander the Great who became his successor after his assassination in 336 B.C. Philip II was a proficient king as well as an excellent military commander. During his youth, Philip was taken to Thebes where he was held a captive. Even in his captivity, Philip learned military and diplomatic strategies from Epaminondas. When he ascended to the Macedonian throne, the country’s economy was suffering and the nation was on the verge of collapse. Despite the pressures faced by the new king, he put his diplomatic skills to use and succeeded in defeating his enemies and obstacles. Philip attacked and captured the Greek cities of Potidaea, Pydna and Methone. He had defeated many of his enemies in northern Greece by 352 B.C., but failed to capture the pass of Thermopylae as it was guarded by the Greek forces of Achaeans, Spartans, and Athenians. Philip was assassinated in 336 B.C. at the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The reasons behind his murder are difficult to comprehend since there are many theories surrounding his assassination.
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Who is it? King of Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon
Birth Place Pella, Greece, Greek
Died On October 336 BC (aged 46)\nAigai, Macedon, Greece
Reign 337 BC
Predecessor Perdiccas III
Successor Alexander the Great
Burial Aigai, Macedon, Greece
Wives Audata Phila Nicesipolis Philinna Olympias Meda of Odessa Cleopatra Eurydice
Issue Cynane Philip III Alexander the Great Cleopatra Thessalonica Europa Caranus
Full name Full name Philip II of Macedon Philip II of Macedon
Greek Φίλιππος
House Argead dynasty
Father Amyntas III
Mother Eurydice I
Religion Ancient Greek religion

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In 1977, Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos started excavating the Great Tumulus at Aigai near modern Vergina, the capital and burial site of the kings of Macedon, and found that two of the four tombs in the tumulus were undisturbed since antiquity. Moreover, these two, and particularly Tomb II, contained fabulous treasures and objects of great quality and sophistication.


The heroon at Vergina in Macedonia (the ancient city of Aegae – Αἰγαί) is thought to have been dedicated to the worship of the family of Alexander the Great and may have housed the cult statue of Philip. It is probable that he was regarded as a hero or deified on his death. Though the Macedonians did not consider Philip a god, he did receive other forms of recognition from the Greeks, e.g. at Eresos (altar to Zeus Philippeios), Ephesos (his statue was placed in the temple of Artemis), and at Olympia, where the Philippeion was built.


A study of the bones published in 2015 indicates that Philip was buried in Tomb I, not Tomb II. On the basis of age, knee ankylosis and a hole matching the penetrating wound and lameness suffered by Philip, the authors of the study identified the remains of Tomb I in Vergina as those of Philip II. Tomb II instead was identified in the study as that of King Arrhidaeus and his wife Eurydice II. However this latter theory had previously been shown to be false.


It was these decisive victories that finally secured Philip’s position, with the majority of Greece under Macedonian sovereignty.