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Philip III of Macedon

Philip III (Arrhidaeus)(c. 352 BC - December 25, 317 BC), king of Macedonia(June 10, 323 BC - December 25, 317 BC), was the feeble-minded son of Philip II of Macedonia by Philinna[?] of Larissa, a Thessalian wife, and half-brother of Alexander the Great

After his brother's death in June 10, 323 BC he was chosen by the Macedonian army at Babylon to be nominal king and later this year he was joined in the throne by his nephew , the infant Alexander IV of Macedon. Both nominal Kings were put under the protection of a series of Regents. Easily influenced he got involved in a series of conflicts within the Macedonian Royal Court and was eventually killed by order of Olympias (317 BC).

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