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Alexander Biography

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Alexander was born on July 20, 356 B.C. in Pella Macedonia. His father was King Philip II and Queen Olympia. Alexander was raised in the royal court of Pella. He was a dark eyed curly haired kid. He hardly got to see his father because of military campaigns and marital affairs. Although Alexander grew up hating the fact that he never got to see his father, he was very grateful for his mother. She was a good influence on him and loved him dearly. Alexander received an education learning math, horsemanship, and archery. Alexander was a very rebellious and restless teenage boy. By 343 B.C, his dad hired Aristotle, a philosopher, to teach Alexander in Meiza. Aristotle taught Alexander philosophy, poetry, drama, science, and politics. He completed…show more content…
He conquered it and had it destroyed. He was then ready to launch a campaign that his father had originally planned against the Persian Empire. Despite the ups and downs Alexander faced at war, he was successful in defeating Persia. He won against an army of 20,000 Persian horsemen and an equal amount of foot soldiers. After that, he headed down the coast of Turkey, overthrowing cities and trying to take the Persian navy of bases. The second, and probably most important, battle that Alexander won was the Battle of Issus. The Battle of Issus was in 333 B.C near ancient town Issus, Turkey. This battle was against approximately 600,000 soldiers, with Darius III as their leader. There were many misunderstandings, ransoms, and deals that were made in this battle. King Alexander was still successful in his goal of defeat. Next was Egypt. Alexander easily defeated Egypt, who fell with barely putting up a fight. Shortly after this, he created the city of Alexandria “designed as a hub for Greek culture and commerce.” Later, after the complete collapse of the Persian army, King Alexander became known as, King of Babylon, King of Asia, and King of the Four Quarters of the World. Alexander the Great conquered numerous countries and was a powerful and feared man. He died in 323 B.C. in Babylon, due to malaria. He was only 32 years old and didn’t even live to see the birth of his
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