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Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella –
ancient capital of Macedonia.
He was a son of Philip II, King of
Macedonia, and Olympias, Princess of
He spent his childhood watching his
father transforming Macedonia into a
great military power, winning victory
after victory on the battlefields
throughout the Balkans.
When he was 13, Philip hired Aristotle to
be Alexander’s personal tutor. Aristotle
gave Alexander a training in literature
and stimulated his interest in
science, medicine, and philosophy, all of
which became of importance in
Alexander’s later life.
In the spring of 336 BC, king Philips was assassinated by a young
Macedonian noble Pausanias, during the wedding ceremony in Aegae.
His dream of conquering the Persian Empire now lays on his successor, his
son - Alexander III.
Alexander III now becomes KING of Macedonia.
At age 16 Alexander was called to Macedonia to put down a
Thracian rebellion. Distinguishing himself, Alexander stopped the
rebellion, stormed the rebel’s stronghold and renamed it
Alexandroupolis, after himself.
Philip’s death caused series of rebellions among the conquered
nations and the Illyrians, Thracians, and Greeks saw a chance for
He defeated them one by one in 336 B.C., when he was only 20
His army of 30,000 foot soldiers and 5,000 cavalrymen was small but well
After defeating the Persians, he swept through western Asia Minor.
The second encounter against the Persians took place at
Issus, south eastern corner of Asia Minor. Alexander
destroyed the Persians army, despite being outnumbered 13 to 1.
Conquered Mediterranean coast area in 332 B.C.
He pushed further south to conquer
Gaza and Egypt.
In 331 B.C., he met the Persians for the third time - the Battle of
Gaugamela. Once again, he won. He then pushed through to take the
Persian Capital at Babylon. Later, the entire Persian domain was under
After an eight-year campaign Alexander was now
ruler of a massive empire. He was keen to push further west but
his men wanted to return home with their families. He
then returned to Babylon
in 325 B.C.
His empire now is from Greece
to Hindu Kush Mountains area.
Alexander died in the palace of Babylon. He was one month short of
33 years of age. Various theories have been proposed for the cause of
his death. which including poisoning, or sickness that followed a
drinking party, or a relapse of the Malaria which he had contracted in
Alexander's death has been a mystery over the centuries. What is
certain is that Alexander died of a high fever on June 11, 323 B.C.
Greek culture to many
parts of the world.
He had a huge impact on
world history spreading
the seeds of Western