Aeropus I of Macedonia (7th century BC - 6th century BC)

Aeropus I (c. 563 BC) was king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. He was a member of the Argeadian dynasty and the son of Philip I. Calculating the thirty years of an average generation from the beginning of Archelaus' reign in 413 BC, the British historian Nicholas Hammond believes that Aeropus ruled around 563 BC.

At the beginning of the reign of Aeropus, the Thracians and Illyrians were ravaging the country of Macedonia and had achieved many successful victories over the Macedonians. Finally, according to Justin, he faced an Illyrian raid, who took advantage of the fact that Aeropus, after the death of Philip I, was not yet old enough to reign. Although initially defeated, the Macedonians, placing the little monarch at their head, succeeded and repulsed the invaders. He was succeeded by his son Alcetas I.

According to Plutarch, Aeropus made tables and lampstands in his spare time.

No further details of his reign are recorded.

His wife's name is unknown.

Children of Alcetas I of Macedonia
Parents Philip I of Macedonia
Family Argead Dynasty

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