Alexander the Great was born in the Pella region of the Greek kingdom of Macedonia on July 20, 356 B.C., to parents King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia. The prince and his sister were raised in Pella's royal court. Growing up, Alexander hardly ever saw his father, who spent most of his time in military campaigns. Although Olympia served as a really good role model for the boy, Alexander grew to be like his father's absence.Alexander received his earliest education under his relative, the stern Leonidas of Epirus. Leonidas, who had been hired by King Phillip to teach Alexander math, horsemanship and archery, struggled to control his rebellious student
This begins with Philoneicus, a Thessalian bringing a wild horse to Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great. Philip was mad at Phinoneicus for bringing such a very hard to trasin horse to him but Alexander had watched Bucephalus and set his father, Philip, a challenge. Although Alexander was only 12 years old he had noticed that Bucephalus was scared away from his own shadow. Alexander gently led Bucephalus into the sun so that his shadow was behind him. Eventually Bucephalus allowed Alexander to ride him, much to the public embarrassment of Philip. Philip gained face by commenting "Look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee". Alexander named the horse Bucephalus because the horse's head seemed "as broad as a bulls".Bucephalus, the mighty horse,and lastly died of battle wounds in 326B.C in Alexander's last battle
In 13 short years he got the largest empire in the entire ancient world an empire that covered 3,000 miles. And he did this without any technology and weapons. In his day, troop movements were mostly on foot, and communications were face to face. Not bad for a kid who became the King of Macedon at the age of 20.Alexander's the Great's tutor was the Greek philosopher Aristotle.
The actual cause of Alexander's death is unknown. some people have said the problem for centuries, comparing it to poison, malaria, typhoid fever or other sicknesses. What is agreed to is that the Macedonian king died in early June 323 BC in,Babylon, Iraq while having a high fever that had lasted ten days.the king's age at death was 32.And the king named more than 70 cities after himself and one after his horse.