What was so Great About Alexander the Great?

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Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon, was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia in 356 BC and was handed down his reign when his father, Phillip II was murdered in 336 BC by his bodyguard. His father was out most of the time trying to extend his kingdom therefore Alexander was left with his mother, Olympias, who was very emotionally close to her son and had a tendency to spoil him. Alexander was handed down a trained, strong and powerful army with excellent generals at the age of 20. Alexander fought and led his army through over 20 campaigns and battles, to never be defeated. He reigned Macedonia from 336-323 BC and died in Babylon in 323 BC, from a fever. His leadership and inquisitiveness led to him building a reputation to spark his greatness. It was to a significant extent that Alexander earned his title 'great' for a wide range of reasons including; how he ruled as a King and how he acted as an individual, how he led his army and how he performed academically. It was to a significant extent that Alexander earned his title ‘great’ because of how he ruled as a King and how he acted as an individual. Alexander inherited many traits from his father including his ability to make quick decisions, his logical perception, and his courage and leadership skills. Alexander was thought to be generous, have a deep affection for intimate friends and consideration for women. Though, sometimes, his violence went beyond what was necessary and
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