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