Hieron II (Person, Concept)

Canonical URI: http://nomisma.org/id/hieron_ii


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Hieron II (en), Hiéron II (fr), Hierón II (es), Gerone II (it), Hieron II. von Syrakus (de), Ιέρων Β΄ (el)Additional labels
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Hieron II (en)


Hieron II was the Greek Sicilian Tyrant of Syracuse from 270 to 215 BC, and the illegitimate son of a Syracusan noble, Hierocles, who claimed descent from Gelon. He was a former general of Pyrrhus of Epirus and an important figure of the First Punic War.

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