King Alexander Lll : King Of The Western World

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King Alexander lll of Macedon: King of the Western World
William Crook
Lincoln Charter School

October 20, 2014
Mr Thomas
Honors World History
King Alexander lll 2 King Alexander lll of Macedon was the best leader during his time, and he soon became the king of all western civilization, before he was 30 years old. Alexander accomplished greater things than not only of the kings who had lived before him, but also of those who came after him. Alexander lll of Macedon was born in Pella, Macedonia in 356 B.C. He spent his childhood years watching and learning how his father transformed Macedonia into a great military power.
Alexander’s dad was King Philip ll, ruler of Macedon, and his mother was Olympias, daughter of the king of Epirus. Olympias was the princess of her father’s country, Epirus. She was a wise woman who taught her son about the people before him, such as Hercules and Achilles. Ever since he was a little boy, his father conditioned him for conquest and power, so that he will be a strong king. Alexander then became focused on following his father’s footsteps, which he later does in his life.
As a young boy Alexander was brave and fearless. At the age of 12 Alexander found a horse that could not be tamed, the steeds name was Bucephalus. Alexander was taught by Aeropostale for most of his teenage years. He was taught by Aristotle at the Mieza Temple. Alexander supposedly had a strong athletic build. He was…
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