#Onthisday in history 8th October 319 B.C. Pyrrhus was born, he was a Greek General and Statesman of the Hellenistic Period. King of the Greek tribe of Molossians. He was from the royal Aeacid house from 297 B.C. Pyhrrhus later became the king of Eprirus, and Macedon he had many posts. Pyhrrhus he was a strong opponent of early Rome. Some of his battles were successful.