Sosthenes of Macedon

Sosthenes (d. 277 BC), Macedonian king and general from the Antipatrid dynasty. He resigned as king 279 BC - 277 BC. During the reign of Lysimachus he was his governor in Asia Minor. In 279 BC he killed his cousin Antipater II of Macedon, who was king of Macedon. Sosthenes was extremely popular because he defeated the Celts in one very bloody battle near Delphi. He was killed just two years after his coronation. He was then replaced by Antigonus II Gonatas.

King of Macedon 279-–277 BC
Preceded by: Antipater II of Macedon
Succeeded by: Antigonus II Gonatas

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