Wars of the Diadochi Timeline

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  • c. 366 BCE - 282 BCE
    Life of Ptolemy I Soter.
  • 323 BCE
    Death of Alexander the Great, beginning of The Hellenistic Period / The Hellenistic World.
  • 322 BCE - 320 BCE
    First Successor War between Alexander's successors.
  • 322 BCE - 275 BCE
    The Wars of the Diadochi, also known as the Wars of Alexander's Successors.
  • 321 BCE
    Lysimachus marries Antipater's daughter Nicaea.
  • 321 BCE - 315 BCE
    Seleucos rules the satrapy of Babylon.
  • 319 BCE
    Death of Antipater, regent of Macedon.
  • 319 BCE - 315 BCE
    Second Successor War between Alexander's successors.
  • 316 BCE
    Death of Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great.
  • 314 BCE - 311 BCE
    Third Successor War between Alexander's successors.
  • 312 BCE
    Demetrius I of Macedon loses the Battle of Giza against Ptolemy I and Seleucus I Nicator.
  • 312 BCE
    Evagros is killed in battle by Seleucos I. Persis comes under Seleucid rule.
  • 312 BCE
    Seleucos conquers Babylon and founds the Seleucid dynasty.
  • 310 BCE
    Assassination of Roxanne and Alexander IV, wife and son of Alexander the Great.
  • 308 BCE - 301 BCE
    Fourth Successor War between Alexander's successors.
  • 306 BCE
    Demetrius I of Macedon defeats Ptolemy's fleet at Salamis, off the coast of Cyprus.
  • 305 BCE
    Lysimachus assumes the title of king.
  • 305 BCE
    Emperor Chandragupta signs a treaty with Seleucos I, establishing borders and giving the Punjab to Chandragupta in return for 500 war elephants.
  • 305 BCE - 297 BCE
    Cassander is self-proclaimed king of Macedon.
  • 301 BCE
    The Battle of Ipsus in central Phrygia where Lysimachus and Seleucos I defeat Antigonus I and Demetrius I of Macedon.
  • 301 BCE - 299 BCE
    Antioch founded by Seleucos I Nicator.
  • c. 300 BCE
    Lysimachus marries Arsinoe II, the daughter of Ptolemy I.
  • c. 299 BCE
    Demetrius I marries Stratonice, daughter of Seleucus I and in return Demetrius is given Cilicia.
  • c. 295 BCE
    Seleucos I makes an alliance with local Persis dynast, Ardaxsir, becoming the first frataraka of Persis.
  • 294 BCE - c. 288 BCE
    Demetrius I rules as king of Macedon.
  • 293 BCE
    Antiochos is appointed vice-king of the Upper-Satrapies by his father Seleucus I Nicator.
  • 292 BCE
    Lysimachus is captured by Dromichaites, the king of Getae and forced to surrender Trans-Danubian territories.
  • 285 BCE
    Demetrius I surrenders to Seleucus I and lives as a prsioner for three years until his death.
  • 284 BCE
    Lysimachus drives Pyrrhus out of Macedon.
  • 282 BCE - 263 BCE
    Philetaerus, founder of the Attalid Dynasty, governs Pergamon.
  • 281 BCE
    Lysimachus is defeated by Seleucus I Nicator at Corupedium.
  • 263 BCE - 241 BCE
    Reign of Eumenes I at Pergamon.
  • 241 BCE - 197 BCE
    Reign of Attalus I at Pergamon.