Philip I of Macedon
|King of Macedon|
|Reign||traditional: 640-602 BC|
|Royal House||(Ancient) Macedon|
|Religious beliefs||Ancient Greek religion|
Philip I of Macedon (Greek: Φίλιππος Α' ὁ Μακεδών — φίλος "friend" + ἵππος "horse") was one of the early kings of Macedon, a kingdom in the north of ancient Greece. He was a member of the Argead dynasty and son of Argaeus I, becoming king in 640 BC upon his father's death.
As king, Philip was noted to be both wise and courageous. He resisted successive invasions by the Illyrians, but was eventually killed in battle against them, leaving the crown to his infant son, Aeropus I. Philip's wife is unknown.
Argead dynastyDied: 602 BC
|King of Macedon
- Farr, Edward History of the Macedonians (Robert Carter & Brothers, New York, 1850), pg. 37
- Herodotus Histories viii
- Justin vii. 2
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