358 - 281 BC
Macedonian General

Nicator Seleucus I, was king of Babylon and Syria and also the founder of the Seleucid empire and dynasty.

Seleucus was an officer in the army of Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death he became governor of Babylon and allied himself with Ptolemy, the Macedonian governor of Egypt, to prevent Antigonius from succeeding to Alexander's throne. He defeated Antigonus in 301 BC, and transferred his capital to Antioch.

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