Alexander The Great : Alexander The Great

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Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest minds who as the King of Macedonia and Persia, established the largest empire the ancient world has ever seen. Alexander the third of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great was born on July 21, 356 BCE in Pella and was the son of King Philip the second of Macedon and Olympias, Philips 4th wife. (Verify information) It is belief that Alexander inherited a lot of his parent’s traits including the natural disposition of both, the cool forethought and practical wisdom of his father, and the ardent enthusiasm and ungovernable passions of his mother. His mother belonged to the royal house Epeirus, and through her he traced his descent from the great hero Achilles. King Philip was a great ruler and had a great reign that stretched from 359 BCE to 336 BCE. Philip managed to turn the peripheral, disunited, economically and military ruined Macedonia into the domination political power of the Mediterranean world and had created an empire that extended from mainland Greece to the Danube. Alexander was very impressive from an early age. At age 12, Alexander showed impressive courage when he tamed the wild horse Bucephalus, an enormous stallion with a furious demeanor. The horse then became Alexander's battle companion for life. Philip believed that his son would do great things and because of that when Alexander was 13, Philip sent Alexander to Mieza to be trained by the great Aristotle. Aristotle was able

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