Alexander The Great By:Zachary

Alexander The Great was born July 356 BC, with the name of Alexander III. He was born in Pella and was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. After Phillip's assassination in 336 BC Alexander became king. Alexander spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign.
Alexander as king started with him ruling out every rival he had to the throne. He killed his cousin, 2 princes from Lyncestis, but spared a third by the name of Alexander Lyncestes. He had Cleopatra Eurydice and Europa, her daughter, burned alive and he murdered Attalus, the commander of the advanced guard army in Asia minor.
Once all his rivalry to the throne was eliminated he started his great quest for land. He marched his soldier 11,000 miles to conquer Greece, the Persian empire, Egypt, and India. He killed an estimate of 800,000-1.2 million people during this conquest.
Alexander died in June 323 BC. He died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon at age 32. There are many theories of how Alexander died, some think he was poisoned, some thing he died after getting a fever that only worsened for 14 days until he died. After his death his body was laid in gold and his kingdom was split into 4 stable blocks: Ptolemaic Egypt, Seleucid Mesopotamia, Central Asia, and Antigonid Macedon


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