Alexander was born to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia. Alexander was Tutored by Aristotle. The prince took charge of the Companion Cavalry at age 18 and aided Philip in defeating the Athenian and Theban armies at Chaeronea. After the death of his father, Alexander garnered the support of the Macedonian Army and eliminated his enemies to become king and leader of the Corinthian League. Alexander than went to conquer Egypt,Persia. All of his conquer kingdom ranging from the Mediterranean to the border of India. When Alexander died he was 32 he died from malaria
Bucephalus was Alexander the great horse it was considered by some to be the most famous horse in history. Alexander and Bucephalus’ initial meeting was unique but demonstrated the true character of one of the greatest generals in all of history. Initially, Bucephalus was brought to Macedonia and presented to King Phillip II in 346 B.C.E. Bucephalus stood taller than the normal Macedonian horse but was considered too wild and unmanageable, rearing up against anyone who came near him Phillip ordered him led away. Alexander sat in the audience with his mother Olympias watching the spectacle before him. As the attendants tried to lead Bucephalus away. that when he went up to the horse and He had realized something the others had not --- the horse was afraid of his own shadow. Turning Bucephalus toward the sun so his shadow was behind him and slowing taking the reins in his hand, Alexander mounted him away.
Alexander the Great created a religion called the Hellenism. The Hellenistic Age was a time when Greeks came in contact with outside people and their Hellenic, classic culture blended with cultures from Asia and Africa to create a blended culture. One man, Alexander, King of Macedonia, a Greek-speaker, is responsible for this blending of cultures.
Alexander the great won the allegiance of the army and ascended to the throne of Macedon at age 20, only to find himself at the head of a rebellious kingdom. The sudden death of his father had encouraged the barbarians to the north and west–and several Greek cities to the south to revolt against Macedonian rule. Within two years, Alexander had suppressed all internal opposition, crushed the barbarian revolts in decisive campaigns and subdued the Greek insurrection. or almost a decade, Alexander the Great and his army swept across Western Asia and into Egypt, defeating King Darius III and the Persians at the battles of River Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela. Next, despite the objections of the loyal army who had been with him since leaving Macedonia in 334 B.C.E, he turned his attention southward towards India. It was there, in 326 B.C.E, that he would achieve his last major victory, the Battle of Hydaspes. At Hydaspes he would meet a formidable opponent in King Porus, but more importantly, his military savvy would be challenged as never before by an new climate and a new, even larger foe, the elephant.