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Philip II of Macedon

Background

Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great and the king of the fledgling Macedonian Empire. Philip would be famously assassinated by the captain of his guard which would create the conditions necessary for Alexander the Great to conquer the known world in his campaign.

Philip himself was a great battlefield commander and the entire reason for the successful framework behind Alexander's military. Alexander was a brilliantly educated battlefield commander and warrior and much of this can be attributed to his father.

Known for conquering much of Greece and placing it under the domain of Macedon.

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