Alexander the Great


Born
in Pella, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
July 19, 0356

Died
June 09, 0323

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Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BCE), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégasiii[›] from the Greek ἀλέξω alexo "to defend, help" + ἀνήρ aner "man"), was a king of the Greek kingdom of Macedon. Born in Pella in 356 BCE, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, until by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into present-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.

During his youth,
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“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

{His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle}”
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“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
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“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.

[Alexander's tombstone epitaph]”
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