Alexander the Great

Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia Alexander the Great Full Name: Alexander the Great
Nationality:

Macedonian

Profession: Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia
Why Famous: By the age of thirty, Alexander created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

Born: July 20, 356 BC
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Macedonia (modern Greece)

Died: June 10, 323 BC (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Suspected poisoning

Historical Events in the Life of Alexander the Great

  • 0334-05-22 BC The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
  • 0331-10-01 BC Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela
  • 0322-08-07 BC Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great.

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