The Argead dynasty (Greek: Ἀργεάδαι, Argeádai) was an ancient Macedonian royal house of Dorian Greek provenance. They were the founders and the ruling dynasty of the kingdom of Macedon from about 700 to 310 BC.
|House of Argos|
|Parent house||Temenids (Heracleidae)|
|Country||Macedonia (Ancient Greece)|
|Final ruler||Alexander IV of Macedon|
|Titles||Basileus of Macedonia Strategos Autokrator of Greece|
|Cadet branches||Ptolemaic dynasty (?)|
|Periods and dynasties of Babylon|
All years are BC
See also: List of kings by Period and Dynasty
Their tradition, as described in ancient Greek historiography, traced their origins to Argos, of Peloponnese in Southern Greece, hence the name Argeads or Argives. Initially the rulers of the tribe of the same name, by the time of Philip II they had expanded their reign further, to include under the rule of Macedonia all Upper Macedonian states. The family's most celebrated members were Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great, under whose leadership the kingdom of Macedonia gradually gained predominance throughout Greece, defeated the Achaemenid Empire and expanded as far as Egypt and India. The mythical founder of the Argead dynasty is King Caranus.