Siege of Miletus
Part of the Wars of Alexander the Great

The capture of Miletus by Andre Castaigne
Date334 BC
Location37°31′49″N 27°16′42″E / 37.53028°N 27.27833°E / 37.53028; 27.27833
Result Macedonian victory
Territorial
changes
Alexander controls Ionia
Belligerents
Macedonia
Hellenic League
Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire Milesian allies
Commanders and leaders
Alexander the Great
Nicanor
Hephaestion
Hegesistratus
Strength
160 ships 400 ships (not engaged)
300 Milesians
Casualties and losses
Light Heavy
Miletus is located in Turkey
Miletus
Miletus
Location of the siege of Miletus
1200km
820miles
Babylon
15
Death of Alexander the Great 10 or 11 June 323 BC
Malavas
14
Mallian campaign November 326 – February 325 BC
Hydaspes
13
Battle of the Hydaspes May 326 BCE
Cophen
12
Cophen campaign May 327 BC – March 326 BC
Cyropolis
11
Siege of Cyropolis 329 BC Battle of Jaxartes October 329 BC Siege of the Sogdian Rock 327 BC
Persian Gate
10
Battle of the Persian Gate 20 January 330 BC
Uxians
9
Battle of the Uxian Defile December 331 BC
Gaugamela
8
Battle of Gaugamela 1 October 331 BC
Alexandria
7
Foundation of Alexandria 331 BC
Gaza
6
Siege of Gaza October 332 BC
Tyre
5
Siege of Tyre (332 BC) January–July 332 BC
Issus
4
Battle of Issus 334 BC
Miletus
3
Siege of Miletus 334 BC Siege of Halicarnassus 334 BC
Granicus
2
Battle of the Granicus May, 334 BC
Pella
1
Map
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The siege of Miletus was Alexander the Great's first siege and naval encounter with the Achaemenid Empire. This siege was directed against Miletus, a city in southern Ionia, which is now located in the Aydın province of modern-day Turkey. During the battle, Parmenion's son Philotas would be key in preventing the Persian Navy from finding safe anchorage.[1] It was captured by Parmenion's son, Nicanor in 334 BC.

References

  1. ^ Lendering, Jona (13 March 2019). "Philotas". www.livius.org. Retrieved 2020-08-28.