Demetrius II Aetolicus - Basileus of Macedon from 239 BC to 229 BC
Demetrius II was the son of Antigones II, and reigned as king of Macedonia from the winter of 239 to 229 BC. He had already during his father's lifetime distinguished himself by defeating Alexander II of Epirus at Derdia and so saving Macedonia.

On his accession, Demetrius faced a coalition of enemies which included the two great leagues. Usually rivals, the Aetolian and Achaean Leagues now became allies against the Macedonian power. He succeeded in dealing this coalition severe blows, wresting Boeotia from their alliance. The revolution in Epirus, which substituted a republican league for the monarchy, gravely weakened his position.

At the end of his reign, Demetrius defended his domain from the tribal peoples of the north. A battle with the Dardanians turned out disastrously, and he died shortly afterwards, leaving his son by Chryseis, still a child, on the throne as Philip V.
Demetrius II Aetolicus
King Demetrius II Aetolicus of Macedonia

Epithet: Aetolicus ()