Philip IV of Macedon (Greek: Φίλιππος Δʹ ὁ Μακεδών; died 297 BC) was the son of Cassander. He briefly succeeded his father on the throne of Macedon prior to his death.[1] Philip IV died of wasting disease at Elatea, leaving the throne to his two younger brothers, Antipater and Alexander.[2]


  1. ^ Waterfield, Robin (2012-10-11). Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199931521.
  2. ^ Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière; Walbank, Frank William (1988). A History of Macedonia: 336-167 B.C. Clarendon Press. ISBN 9780198148159.
Philip IV of Macedon
Born: Unknown Died: 297 BC
Preceded by
King of Macedon
297 BC
Succeeded by
Antipater II and Alexander V