Alexander III the Great 356-323 BC
Conquering the World in a Decade
Napoleon, Alexander was one of the
seven greatest generals in history.
Let's take it from a pro.
Alexander the Great, Marble, British
Photo Yair Haklai
Alexander of Macedonia, or
Alexander III, was born in Pella, Macedonia.
His life is at the root of many
Great in a Nutshell
Alexander conquered the entire
then known world in a decade, which included the
defeat of the ruling
And here is the map
The Conquests of Alexander the Great 336-323 BC
Family, Friends, and Peers
Philip II, was assassinated when Alexander was
20 years old. Philip was the 18th king of Macedonia. Alexander
became his successor in 336 B.C.
Interesting tidbit: 336 B.C. was also the year in which
III became king of the Persian Empire.
Alexander's mother was not Angelina Jolie (you wish) but
Olympias was the princess of Epirus. Here is a
map of Epirus. And if you watched
movie Alexander closely, you know that she was the kind of gal who
knew what she wanted.
there was Aristotle. Aristotle was Alexander's tutor during his
Alexander's main male lover was Hephaestion, one of
his bodyguards. When Hephaestion died, Alexander arranged a