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.
- 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.