Nicanor (in Greek NÎ¹ÎºÎ¬Î½Ï‰Ï; lived 4th century BC) was the father of Balacrus, the Macedonian satrap of Cilicia. It is probably this Nicanor who is alluded to in an anecdote related by Plutarch of Philip II of Macedon, as a person of some distinction during the reign of that monarch.
Nicanor (in Greek NÎ¹ÎºÎ¬Î½Ï‰Ï) lived in 4th century BC and was a friend and a general for Ptolemy, the son of Lagus, who was dispatched by the Ptolemaic Egyptian king in 320 BC with an army to reduce Syria and Phoenicia. He took Laomedon, the governor of those provinces, prisoner.
Nicanor (in Greek NÎ¹ÎºÎ¬Î½Ï‰Ï; executed 318 BC), a Macedonian officer under Cassander, by whom he was secretly despatched immediately on the death of Antipater, 319 BC, to take the command of the Macedonian garrison at Munychia, in Attica. Nicanor arrived at Athens before the news of Antipater's death, and thus readily obtained possession of the fortress, which he afterwards refused to give up notwithstanding the orders of Polyperchon. He however entered into friendly relations with Phocion, and through his means began to negotiate with the Athenians, who demanded the withdrawal of the Macedonian garrison from Munychia, according to the decree just issued by Polyperchon.
Nicanor (in Greek NÎ¹ÎºÎ¬Î½Ï‰Ï; died 330 BC), son of Parmenion, was a distinguished officer in the service of Alexander the Great. He is first mentioned at the passage of the Danube river, in the expedition of Alexander against the Getae, 335 BC, on which occasion he led the phalanx. But during the expedition into Asia he appears to have uniformly held the chief command of the body of troops called the Hypaspists (Ï…Ï€Î±ÏƒÏ€Î¹ÏƒÏ„Î±Î¹) or foot-guards, as his brother Philotas did that of the ÎµÏ„Î±Î¹ÏoÎ¹, or horse-guards.
Nicanor (Latin; NikanÅr) or Nikanor was a Macedonian officer of distinction who served as satrap of under Antigonus. (Possibly to be identified with Nicanor of Stageira, who served under Alexander the Great.)