Seleucus I Nicator 358-281 BC
Seleucus was a general in
Alexander III the Great's army.
Alex and Seleucus went way back. Seleucus' father, Antiochus, was already a
general for Alexander's father, Philip II.
One of Seleucus' major battles was the
Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC.
In 324 BC, Seleucus married Apama,
the princess of Bactria. Seleucus and Apama had a son, Antiochus.
Later, Seleucus married Stratonice and when his son fell in
love with stepmother Stratonice, Seleucus gave his blessings and
married the two. That's right. 285 BC. Those were the days.
In 321 BC, Seleucus became
satrap, or governor,
In 301 BC, Seleucus teamed up with
Ptolemy and got rid of
Antigonus at the
of Ipsus, the famous encounter of the
And here is a map of Seleucus' world in
THE MACEDONIAN EMPIRE IN 301 BC
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In February 281 BC, Seleucus managed to kill Lysimachus in the
Battle of Corupedium. He didn't have long to celebrate
because in September 281 BC, he was killed by Ptolemy's son,
Seleucus was the founder of the
Seleucus' successor was his son Antiochus I.