Alexander The Great


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Alexander The Great

  1. 1. Presented by Kimberly Nguyen and Arda Haywood
  2. 2. <ul><li>Alexander was called “The Great” because he was a very skilled soldier and commander who was able to conquer many nations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mother Father Olympias of Epirus Philip II of Macedon
  4. 4. <ul><li>Alexander the Great was born in the region of Macedon, Greece in 356 BC/BCE. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Alexander married two women: Roxana and Stateira. </li></ul>Alexander The Great and Roxana < - - - - -
  6. 6. <ul><li>One of the many greatest civilizations that Alexander the Great conquered was Babylon. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Like most rulers, Alexander himself depicted in his own currency. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Alexander the Great fought and defeated the army of King Darius III. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Alexander fought against the Indian king Porus in the Punjab region of ancient India. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>With the help of Sisikottos, Alexander the Great conquered a powerful Indian ruler in 326 BC/BCE. </li></ul>Conquered India - - - - - >
  11. 11. <ul><li>Alexander died in 323 BC/BCE in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon at 33 years of age. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Alexander is thought to have died from poisoning, malaria, or typhoid fever. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Alexander’s only possible heir (son Alexander IV) would be born after his death and the other was the son of a concubine not a wife. </li></ul><ul><li>There was much turmoil over who he said would take over after his death. </li></ul>Alexander IV - - - - - >
  14. 14. <ul><li>First king to be called “the Great” </li></ul><ul><li>Conquered Persian Empire and annexed it to Macedonia </li></ul><ul><li>Aristotle was his boyhood tutor and mentor </li></ul>