The Fates of the Successors

Read the previous posts in this series here

When – Who – Where – How

Also includes the women and epigonoi who, though not Successors, played a direct part in the succession struggle. If you see any mistakes or omissions in the list below, let me know in the comments box and I will update it.

The Three Fates

The Three Fates

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322
Leonnatus  Lamia Killed by an allied Greek army during the march to Lamia
320
Craterus
  Border of Asia Minor/Cappadocia Trampled underfoot by his horse during battle
Laomedon Last seen: Caria Fate Unknown
Neoptolemus – Border of Asia Minor / Cappadocia Killed in a duel with Eumenes
Perdiccas  Egypt Assassinated by Peithon and Antigenes and other senior officers
319
Alcetas
 – Pisidia, Asia Minor Committed suicide after being defeated in battle by Antigonus
Antipater Macedon Died in his bed (of old age)
318
Arrhidaeus  Last seen: Cius, Asia Minor Fate Unknown
Nicanor  Piraeus Executed on Cassander’s orders
White Cleitus  Thrace Killed by Lysimachus’ soldiers
317
Adea Euridike  Pydna  Forced to commit suicide by Olympias
Nicanor son of Antipater – Macedon – Executed on Olympias’ orders
Philip Arrhidaeus  Pydna  Executed on Olympias’ orders
317/6
Antigenes  Gabene – Executed on Antigonus’ orders
Eumenes  Gabene Executed on Antigonus’ orders
316
Aristonous  Pydna – Murdered on Cassander’s orders
Olympias – Pydna  Executed on Cassander’s orders
Peithon
  Ecbatana Executed on Antigonus’ orders
313/12
Asander Last seen: Caria  Fate Unknown
310/09
Alexander IV  Amphipolis Assassinated on Cassander’s orders
310/09
Polemaeus  Cos Executed on Ptolemy’s orders
309
Herakles  Macedon Assassinated on Polyperchon’s orders
303
Polyperchon Messenia Died in his bed (of old age)
301
Antigonus Monophthalmus  Ipsus Killed during the Battle of Ipsus
297
Cassander MacedonDied in his bed (possibly/probably of tuberculosis)
Philip IV (epigonoi)  Macedon Died in his bed (possibly/probably of tuberculosis)
294
Alexander V (epigonoi) Dium Assassinated on Demetrius Poliorcetes’ orders
Antipater I (epigonoi) Thrace Executed on Lysimachus’ orders
284
Agathocles (epigonoi) Thrace  Executed on Lysimachus’ orders
283
Ptolemy I Soter Alexandria Died in his bed (probably of old age)
282
Demetrius Poliorcetes (epigonoi) Apamea  Died in his bed (of various factors, incl.  alcoholism)
281
Lysimachus  Corupedium Killed during the Battle of Corupedium
281
Seleucus I Nikator  Thrace Assassinated by Ptolemy Keraunos
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Requiescant in Pace

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