AlexanderThe Great BY: Kendall Karr

Alexander the Great was born in the Pella region of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia on July 20, 356 B.C., to parents King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus. Alexander when he was young use to never see his father because his father spent all of his time in the military. Alexander got home school by different teachers but the best one was Aristotle.

Alexander the Great dad dies during a wedding he went to. In the wake of his father's death, Alexander, then 19, was determined to seize the throne by any means necessary. He quickly garnered the support of the Macedonian army, including the general and troops he had had fought with. Even though Alexander was the king of Macedonia, he did not have control of everything yet.

Alexander had many battles in his life. One of them was against Thebes. He was delivered the news that Thebes, a Greek city-state, had forced out the Macedonian troops that were garrisoned there. Fearing a revolt among the other city-states, Alexander leap into action, marching his massive army consisting of 3,000 cavalry and 30,000 infantry.

In 325, after Alexander had recovered, he and his army headed north along the rugged Persian Gulf, where many fell prey to illness, injury and death. In February 324, Alexander at last reached the city of Susa. He went and told his troops that to marry Persian girls. When he killed 13 leaders of the Persians, he got tens of thousand of Persian soldiers to join his army.

Alexander The Great died of malaria in Babylon, on June 13, 323 B.C.He was just 32 years old. Rhoxana gave birth to his son a few months later. After Alexander died, his empire collapsed and the nations within it battled for power.

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