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Alexander the Great (332 B.C.)

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Alexander III of Macedon (born 356), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Μέγας Ἀλέξανδρος,), is the king of Macedon, mainland Greece and Asia Minor.

Early Life

Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by the famed philosopher Aristotle. In 336 BC he succeeded his father Philip II of Macedon to the throne after Philip was assassinated.


Upon Philip's death, Alexander inherited a strong kingdom and an experienced army. He conquered Athens and Sparta in 332 and 331, respectively. In 330 BC he began his invasion of Persian-ruled Asia Minor. He married Artemis of Corinth in 331 and have a daughter, Priscilla and a son Philip (born 329).

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