Daniel and Lalou Holdt's kinship with

Pyrrhus, King of Epirus 

73rd great-grandfather

"The rescue of Pyrrhus" by Nicolas Poussin

PyrrhusPyrrhus was a cousin of Alexander the Great, but did not have the same luck on the battlefields. His greatest victory was a "pyrrhic victory" which forever won him a place in Western languages and thinking.

He was a hostage of Ptolemy I, who helped him return as king of Epirus.

Ever an adventuring opportunist, he fought campaigns for Greece in Italy and Sicily against Rome and Carthage. 


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