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Greek, Ancient: Ἡφαιστίων
Birthplace: Pella, Macedonia
Death: Died in Babylon, Persia
Immediate Family:

Son of Amyntor
Husband of Drypetis, Princess of Persia
Partner of Alexander 'the Great', king of Macedonia

Occupation: General en Jefe
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Hephaestion

Hephaestion (Greek: Ἡφαιστίων Hephaistion; c. 356 BC – 324 BC), son of Amyntor, was a Macedonian nobleman and a general in the army of Alexander the Great. He was "... by far the dearest of all the king's friends; he had been brought up with Alexander and shared all his secrets."[2] This friendship lasted throughout their lives, and was compared, by others as well as themselves, to that of Achilles and Patroclus.


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Pella, Macedonia
Age 31
Babylon, Persia