What is Alexander the Great?

  • (noun): King of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC).
    Synonyms: Alexander

Alexander The Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégasiii from the Greek ἀλέξω alexo "to defend, help" + ἀνήρ aner "man"), was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.

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History Of Ptolemaic Egypt - Alexander The Great
... Egypt portal v t e In 332 BC Alexander the Great conquered Egypt with little resistance from the Persians ... While Macedonians commanded military garrisons, including at Memphis and Pelusium, Alexander left the civil administration in local control initially there were two ... Alexander founded a new Greek city, Alexandria, to be a major commercial port ...
Alexander The Great - Ancestry
... Ancestors of Alexander the Great 4 ... Amyntas III of Macedon 2 ...
Alexander, Maine - Demographics
... There were 196 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Classical Anatolia - Hellenistic Period - Alexander The Great
... Alexander (336–323 BC) succeeded his father King Philip of Macedon (359 BC – 336 BC) on his assassination in 336 BC ... Alexander invaded Asia Minor in 335 BC with a combined land and naval force, and by 333 BC had effectively vanquished the Persians in the Anatolian lands ...
Izmir - History - Ancient Age - Alexander The Great
... Alexander the Great re-founded the city at a new location beyond the Meles River around 340 BC ... Alexander had defeated the Persians in several battles and finally the Emperor Darius III himself at Issus in 333 BC ... chosen for the foundation of the new city, for which Alexander is credited, and this act lay the ground for a resurgence in the city's population ...

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