Alexander the Great is known as one of the most significant and most influential historical figures

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Alexander the Great is known as one of the most significant and most influential historical figures of all time. Alexander the Great accomplished more than any other known military figure in ancient history, by conquering the entire Persian Empire and extending his own empire into India, he was without a doubt the most successful military figure in ancient history. There has never been a military leader that has accomplished so much, in only approximately 32 years. Alexander II of Macedon was born on the sixth day of the ancient Greek month “Hekatombaion, which corresponds to approximately July 20th 356 BC, the exact date is not known for sure. He was born in Pella, the capital of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander was the…show more content…
Aristotle taught Alexander about medicine, morals, philosophy, religion, art, and logic. Alexander ended up developing a passion for the works of Homer after influence from Aristotle. Alexander received a copy of Homers Iliad from Aristotle, and later Alexander carried the same copy with him when he went into battle. Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. The reason Alexander did not receive tutoring from Aristotle for a longer period of time is because he father Phillip II went to war against Byzantion. For the time being, Alexander was the temporary King of Macedon. During Alexander’s father’s absence, Macedon was attacked by Thracian Maedi. With strong knowledge in battle, learned previously from Aristotle and Leonidas, Alexander responded quickly and colonized the Thracian Maedi territory with the Greeks. Alexander names the new born city Alexandropolis. Fast forwarding four years, Alexander’s father Phillip II, was assassinated at his daughter’s wedding by Pausanias, who was killed by the men who pursued him minutes later. Thus, at the Age of twenty Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. Alexander the Great was a very intelligent leader; he made bold decisions as King of Macedon and also as the military leader of the Macedonian army. After the assassination of his father, he felt to be in danger of being assassinated himself. To deal with his problem, he had everyone closest

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