Caranus (son of Philip II)

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Caranus (Greek: Κάρανος) was a rumoured son of Philip and Cleopatra Eurydice; a half-brother of Alexander the Great. Alexander's mother Olympias sought to remove any rivals to the throne and protect her son's place. Cleopatra Eurydice bore Philip a female child, Europa, a few days before his death. A rumoured son, Caranas, has not been confirmed. Soon after Alexander's accession in 336 B.C., Plutarch reports that, after witnessing the death of her child, Europa, Olympias forced Cleopatra Euryidice to commit suicide.

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