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Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great. Became the wife of Philip II. of Macedon, but, having been divorced by him, probably instigated his assassination and procured the murder of her rival Cleopatra and her daughter. She also succeeded in dethroning Alexander's successor, but was subsequently captured and put to death by Cassander, son of Antipater, and other generals of Alexander.