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