Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. and died in 323 B.C. He was born in the city of Pella, Macedonia. His father was king Philip of Macedonia. Leonidas was Alexanders first tutor and he taught Alexander basic math and fighting. His father was king Philip of Macedonia.

When Alexander was a little older, his father hired Aristotle to be his tutor. Aristotle tutored Alexander for three years. Alexander learned about philosophy, poetry, geography, and some other sciences. The Iliad inspired Alexander to become the great warrior he was as an adult.

When Alexander's father dies at a wedding, Alexander is only 20 years old. Alexander then became the king of Macedonia. Once Alexander became king, the city of Thebes tried to rebel. Alexander is quick to react to Thebes and destroys the city.

After having Macedonia under control, Alexander begins to build his empire. Alexander faces many other armies but always succeeded at conquering. Alexander named 11 cities after himself and one after his horse. Because Alexander had a love for other cultures, he formed the Hellenistic age.

After traveling all the way to India, Alexander's soldiers refused to go forward and went home. Alexander returns to the city of Babylon. As Alexander is trying to start again, he falls ill and can't leave the city. Alexander died on June 10th, 323 B.C.

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