Crateuas of Macedon

Crateuas (Craterus)
King of Macedon
Reign 399 BC
Predecessor Archelaus I
Successor
Wife unknown
Royal House (Ancient) Macedon (usurped)
Father unknown
Mother unknown
Religious beliefs Ancient Greek religion

Crateuas (Greek: Κρατεύας), also called Craterus (Κρατερός), was King of Macedon for four days in 399 BC. He was lover of Archelaus I of Macedon, whom he killed to become a king himself.[1] According to another version, Crateuas killed the king, because Archelaus had promised to give him one of his daughters in marriage, but later gave her to someone else.[2] A third version asserts that Archelaus was unintentionally struck by Crateuas during a hunt.[3]

Notes

Preceded by
Archelaus I
King of Macedon
399 BC
Succeeded by
Orestes

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