Perseus (212-165 or 162): last king of ancient Macedonia, ruled 179-168.
- Father: Philip V
- Mother: Polycratia of Argos
- Wife: Laodice V (daughter of Seleucus IV Philopator)
- Children: Alexander, Philip, Andriscus (?), daughter
- 212: Born as second son of king Philip V
- 199: Fights against the Paeones in the north
- 189: Besieges Amphilochia in the southwest
- 183: Fights against the Thracians, in whose territory he founds Perseis
- 180: Demetrius, the crown prince and Perseus' older brother, plans to dethrone his father, become king, and embark upon a more pro-Roman policy; Perseus discovers it and tells his father, who executes his son.
- 179: Accession of Perseus, who is detested by the Romans.
- Considerable diplomatic successes in Greece, the Seleucid Empire, and Rhodes (178: Perseus marries Laodice, his sister marries to king Prusias II of Bithynia).
- The king of Pergamon, Eumenes II Soter, becomes suspicious and tells Rome.
- 172: Outbreak of the Third Macedonian War. The Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes and Perseus' brother-in-law Prusias refuse to support him.
- 168: Decisive defeat at Pydna; Perseus is captured.
- 165 or 162: Perseus dies in Roman captivity.
Succeeded by: Roman occupation of Macedonia