Pyrrhus (Person, Concept)

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Pyrrhus (en), Pirro de Epiro (es), Pirro (it), Pyrrhos I. (de), Πύρρος της Ηπείρου (el), Pyrrhus Ier (fr)Additional labels
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Pyrhhus of Epirus (en)


Pyrrhus was a Greek general and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house (from c. 297 BC), and later he became king of Epirus (r. 306–302, 297–272 BC). He was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome.

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