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Antigonos Doson,

Antigonus III Doson ( Αντίγονος Γ' Δώσων ) (263 BC-221 BC), king of Macedonia 229 BC-221 BC.

He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty.

Antigonus was the nephew of Antigonus II Gonatas. On death of Demetrius II of Macedon (229 BC) Antigonus made guardian on Demetrius II son Philip. In 227 BC Antigonus married widow of Demetrius II, Phthia, deposing the young Philip, and became king.

Antigonus supported Aratus Of Sicyon and the Achaean League against Aetolian League and Cleomenes III, king of Sparta. Antigonus defeated Cleomenes III in Battle of Sellasia, 222 BC.

King of Macedon
Preceded by: Demetrius II of Macedon
Succeeded by: Philip V of Macedon




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Argeads: Karanus | Koinos | Tyrimmas | Perdiccas I | Argaeus I | Philip I | Aeropus I | Alcetas I | Amyntas I | Alexander I | Perdiccas II | Archelaus I | Craterus | Orestes and Aeropus II | Archelaus II | Amyntas III | Pausanias | Amyntas III | Argaeus II | Amyntas III | Alexander II | Ptolemy I | Perdiccas III | Amyntas IV | Philip II | Alexander the Great | Antipater1 | Philip III2 | Alexander IV2 | Perdiccas1 | Antipater1 | Polyperchon1 | Cassander1

Antipatrids: Cassander | Philip IV | Alexander V | Antipater II

Antigonids: Demetrius I | Lysimachus and Pyrrhus | Ptolemy II | Meleager | Antipater II | Sosthenes | Antigonus II | Demetrius II | Antigonus III | Philip V | Perseus

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