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Nicaea


Nicaea (c.335- after 300): Macedonian lady, wife of Lysimachus.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • c.335: Born as daughter of Antipater, the governor of Macedonia during the reign of Alexander the Great.
  • 11 June 323: Death of Alexander in Babylon (text); outbreak of civil war
  • Perdiccas becomes very powerful.
  • Antipater promises the hand of his daughter Nicaea to Perdiccas.
  • Alexander's mother Olympias promises Perdiccas the hand of Cleopatra, the sister of Alexander. Perdiccas, understanding that he can become a member of the royal family, accepts.
  • Antipater is offended and joins forces with other generals.
  • c.321: Nicaea marries Lysimachus, ruler of Thrace
    • Note: Alternatively, Perdiccas married Nicaea, who remained with her husband until his death, and married to Lysimachus later.
  • Birth of Agathocles
  • Birth of Eurydice
  • Birth of Arsinoe
  • c.300: Lysimachus calls a city in Bithynia after his wife
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