Pyrrhus o Epirus

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Pyrrhus o Epirus
Keeng o Epirus
(first time)
Ring306 – 302 BC
PredecessorAlcetas II
SuccessorNeoptolemus II
Keeng o Epirus
(seicont time)
Ring297 – 272 BC
PredecessorNeoptolemus II
SuccessorAlexander II
Keeng o Macedon wi Lysimachus
(first time)
Reing288 – 285 BC
PredecessorDemetrius I Poliorcetes
SuccessorAntigonus II Gonatas
Keeng o Macedon (seicont time)
Ring274 – 272 BC
PredecessorAntigonus II Gonatas
SuccessorAntigonus II Gonatas
Born319/318 BC
Dee'd272 BC (aged 47/46)
Argos, Peloponnese, Greece
FaitherAeacides o Epirus

Pyrrhus or Pyrrhos (Ancient Greek: Πύρρος, Pyrrhos; 319/318–272 BC) wis a Greek general an statesman o the Hellenistic era.[1][2][3][4] He wis king o the Greek tribe o Molossians,[3][5] o the ryal Aeacid hoose (frae c. 297 BC),[6] an later he acame keeng o Epirus (r. 306–302, 297–272 BC) an Macedon (r. 288–284, 273–272 BC). He wis ane o the strangest opponents o early Roum. Some o his battles, tho successful, cost him hivy losses, frae which the term Pyrrhic victory wis coined. He is the subject o ane o Plutarch's Parallel Lives (Greek: Βίοι Παράλληλοι).

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