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Amyntas IV of Macedon

King of Macedon
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About
Occupation Monarch
Date of birth
Date of death
Family
Father: Perdiccas III of Macedon
Spouse: Cynane
Children: Eurydice II of Macedon
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Biography

Amyntas IV (Greek: Ἀμύντας Δ΄) was a titular king of Macedonia in 359 BC and member of the Argead dynasty.

Biography

Amyntas was a son of King Perdiccas III of Macedon. He was born in about 365 BC.

After his father’s death in 359 BC he became king, but he was only an infant. Philip II of Macedon, Perdiccas’ brother, became his tutor and regent. In that same year Philip declared himself king of Macedonia, expropriating his young nephew.

Amyntas was not judged dangerous enough to be a menace to Philip, who even gave him his daughter Cynane in marriage. The succession of Amyntas’ cousin Alexander in 336 BC changed things — Alexander immediately had Amyntas executed.

Eurydice II of Macedon was Amyntas’ daughter.

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