“ALEXANDER THE GREAT” Biography

“Alexander the Great” he was an emperor of Greece he was born on July 20, 0356 BC in pella Macedon ancient Greece. His father’s name was Philip II of Macedon and mother’s name was Olympias. His father was the King of Macedon.

As a child he learnt to read, write, ride, fight and hurt. He grew up to be a brave boy and tamed an unruly horse when he was just 12 years old. The horse named Bucephalas, became his favourite horse and served him for several years King Philip asked the great philosopher Aristotle to teach Alexander and provided the temple of the Nymphs at Mieza as a classroom. Aristotle tutored Alexander and the children of macedonian nobles in kya English subjects like medicine philosophy morals religion and logic and art under his tutelage Alexander also developed a love for literature. When Alexander was 16 his father left him in charge of the kingdom as a Regent while he waged a war against Byzantion. During Philip’s absence, the Thracian Maedi revolted against Macedonia. In spite of still being young boy Alexander responded quickly and bravely Drove them away from their territory. King Philip was assassinated by the captain of bodyguards Pausanias, in 336 BC. Alexander just 20 years old at that time was proclaimed king by the nobles and army up on ascending The Throne he has set upon eliminating all his domestic Enemies and potential revels to the Throne. He and his mother ordered the execution of his cousins and check the buildings who they considered to be treat. The news of king Philip death sparked a series of rebellion from the Thebes, Athens, Thessaly, and the Thracian tribes north of Macedon. Alexander gathered a Macedonian cavalry of 30,000 and forced the Thessalian army to surrender. He what also successful in defeating the Thracian tribes.

In 334 BC, Alexander the great led his army in the battle of the Granicus River fought against the Persian Empire and got victory. He started battle with King Darius III and got a big victory Alexander captured Darius wife, Stateira I, his daughter’s Stateira II and Drypetis, and his mother, Susygambis, and treated all the captured women very respectfully. Alexander and his Army marched into India in 327 BC launching a campaign into the North Western Indian subcontinent by this time he had become very ambitious and decide to conquer the entire known world which the Greek thought ended in North Western India the greatest of Alexander’s battle in India was the battle of the Hydaspes River against King Porus of the Paurava Kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River in Punjab in 326. The Macedonians emerged victorious and annexed Punjab. Alexander married three times first to Roxana, at 328 BC, later the Persian princesses Stateira II and Parysatis II at 325 BC. Alexander died of Malaria, in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon, at the age of 32, in June 0323 BC. ” THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE TO HIM WHO WILL TRY”.

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