Militiades the Younger 554-489 BC
Athenian general Miltiades became the
Hero of Marathon.
490 BC was the glorious year when he won
Battle of Marathon, but Miltiades died shortly
after, leaving him not much time to celebrate.
This Miltiades was Miltiades the
Younger, because Miltiades the Elder was his uncle.
Uncle Miltiades was founder and king
of the Athenian colony of Thrace, also called Thracian Chersonese,
which is located on the European side of the Hellespont, modern
Here's the map, it's today's Gallipoli
Peninsula - upper right corner.
Hence Miltiades the Younger became
Prince of the dominion of the Thracian Chersonese. However, he had
to sign over his power to
I the Great when the latter decided to annex Miltiades' neck
of the woods in 493 BC.
Prior to that, though, Miltiades and his
troops had served in the Persian army against Scythia. The year?
Around 513 BC.
Revolt, Miltiades conquered the islands Lemnos and
Imbros for Athens.
Let's not get Miltiades the Younger confused with the pope
of the years 311 to 314, whose name was also Miltiades.
Money, fame, and tragedy was a good friend of Miltiades' family in
true Kennedy style.
father was Cimon, three times race chariot champion at the
Olympics. To the delight of the entire Athenian tabloid press, Cimon
Cimon and Miltiades the Elder were
Stesagoras was the brother of
Miltiades the Younger.
Miltiades' the Younger married
Hegesipyle, the daughter of the king or a prince of the
neighboring Thracians. They had a son,
Cimon the Younger.
Metiochus was Miltiades' eldest
Miltiades probably died of gangrene. Either that, or one of the many
people who can't let others enjoy riches and prominence quickened