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Peoples and Empires Posting 1

  1. 1. Peoples and Empires Brandon Engberg
  2. 2. Alexander the Great <ul><li>DOB: July 20, 356 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace: Pella, capital of Ancient Greek Kingdom, Macedon </li></ul><ul><li>Father: King Philip II of Macedon </li></ul><ul><li>Mother: Olympias of Epirus </li></ul><ul><li>At age 20 Alexander was named king after his father was assassinated by one of his own bodyguards. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander would immediately begin his reign as king by eliminating in possible rivals. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon after he would use military force to conquer entire civilizations such as the Persians. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Alexander’s Empire <ul><li>Alexander the Great was an amazing conqueror with conquests stretching from Macedonia to Egypt, even as far as India. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Alexander’s Downfall <ul><li>As Alexander conquered more territories he would spread his army out to occupy the territories. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be a problem that would eventually lead to the fall of Alexander’s Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>However Alexander would not live for the collapse as he died in 323 BC at age 32 in Babylon. </li></ul><ul><li>The cause of death is debated by historians, some believe he died of Typhoid fever, others suggest it was a result of Alexander’s heavy drinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander the Great was then placed in a gold sarcophagus and taken to a tomb in Alexandria. </li></ul>

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