Philip II was first educated in Thebes, Greece. There, Philip II learned much about the Political laws. In 364 BC, Philip II went back to Macedon, his hometown. Philip II claimed his Kingship at Macedon in 359 BC, at the age of 23.
Philip II was very experienced in battle, and also had a great vision of what his future Kingdom would become. Philip II was a great strategist, and so he won a great many battles. Therefore, Macedon kept on growing bigger and bigger. To re-establish some areas former belonging to his father Philip II used both Alliances and Military force. He allied with those who were too strong for him to deal with now, and had war with those who he could conquer. When Philip II kept growing in power, he conquered those who he former allied with; he wanted to have more territory. Thus, he broke alliances with those who he formerly allied with.
Philip II died in 336 BC at the age of 46, reigning for 23 years; his chief (main) bodyguard, Pausanias assassinated him. He was assassinated while at the public. We do not know why Pausanias wanted to Assassinate Philip. Philip was buried in his own tomb, but was later transferred to the tomb of Alexander’s family.
Philip had succeeded greatly in fulfilling his goals. He was a great king, and made Macedon a very important kingdom. Philip II gained a lot of territory for his kingdom, Macedon. His son would prove to be even more powerful than he, and would gain a lot more territory. Philip II did many good deeds.