Peoplesandempires

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Peoplesandempires

  1. 1. By: Tommy Marinelli<br />Professor Arguello<br />History 140<br />Peoples and Empires:Alexander the Great<br />
  2. 2. Early Life<br />Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC in Macedonia.<br />His parents were King Phillip II and Princess Olympias.<br />As Alexander grew up, he was mentored by Aristotle.<br />His father was assassinated, leaving Alexander to succeed him as King of Macedonia in 334 BC.<br />That year, Alexander and King Phillip II’s army invaded Persia.<br />
  3. 3. Conquests<br />Alexander the Great conquered the Persian empire and seized the Persian capital, Persepolis.<br />He created Rome’s first European Empire.<br />Alexander and his army then invaded central Asia, and conquered yet another empire. <br />Alexander’s conquests united the regions of Europe and Asia and he became the first world conquerer.<br />He set off to find the Persian king, Darius, to finalize his conquest, but found him already dead, killed by his own men.<br />
  4. 4. Final Years<br />In 327 BC, Alexander and his army entered India, and began the greatest battle India had ever seen.<br />Eventually, Alexander conquered India and it’s leader, Porus.<br />Alexander’s empire was the most extensive in the ancient world.<br />In 324 BC, Alexander held a large victory celebration at Susa.<br />In 323 BC, it is believed that Alexander the Great drank himself to death. <br />

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