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Polyperchon
Historical Figure
Nationality: Macedon
Date of Birth: 4th century BCE
Date of Death: Unknown, after 304 BCE
Occupation: Soldier
Political Office(s): Regent of Macedon
Fictional Appearances:
Hellenic Traders
Set in OTL
Appearance(s): Over the Wine-Dark Sea
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Polyperchon (Greek: Πολυπέρχων; d. after 304 BC, possibly after 299 BC), was a Macedonian general who served both Philip II and Alexander the Great and then played an active role in the Wars of the Diadochi, the battles for control fought among Alexander's generals. He became Regent of Macedon in 319 BCE, but quickly fell into conflict with Cassander, which spread to a wider conflict. Cassander aligned with Antigonus and Ptolemy again Polyperchon. He was forced into exile in 317 BCE, landing first in Epirus. After an attempt to re-establish himself in Macedon, Polyperchon was defeated again by Cassander in 316 BCE. He retreated to the Peloponnesus, secured his hold on the region, and briefly aligned with Antigonus. In 309 BCE, Antigonus sent Heracles, the reputed illegitimate son of Alexander the Great, to Polyperchon. Polyperchon instead murdered the boy and broke with Antigonus.

After this, Polyperchon largely vanishes from the record. While he appears to have been alive in 304 BCE, his date of death is unrecorded.

Polyperchon in Hellenic Traders[]

In 310 BC, Polyperkhon in the Peloponnesos was one of six remaining generals who were squabbling over the bones of Alexander's empire.[1]

References[]

  1. Over the Wine-Dark Sea, loc. 380, ebook.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Antipater
Regent of Macedon
319–317 BC
Succeeded by
Cassander
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