Agathocles

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Born: 361 AD
Died: 289 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: King


361 - Agathocles was born in Sicily.

 

343 - Entered the army.

 

333 - Married the wealthy widow of his patron Damas and was twice banished for attempting to overthrow the oligarchical party.

 

317 - Returned to Sicily with an army of mercenaries, he made himself master of Syracuse. He was able to make strong army and fleet and conquered a large part of Sicily.

 

311 - At the Battle of Himera, Agathocles was defeated.

 

304 - Agathocles proclaimed himself as king of Sicily.

 

 

 

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