In 15 years of conquest Alexander the great never lost a battle.
Alexander the great succeeded his father, Phillip II, to the throne of Macedonia at the age of 20.
Alexander the great was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16.
Alexander The Great began his reign by eliminating potential rivals to the throne, including his cousin, the former Amyntas IV, who was executed.
Alexander the Great was simultaneously the King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, and King of Asia.
Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Octavian, all made pilgrimages to Alexander the Great's tomb in Alexandria.
Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse.
Alexander The Great died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon, at age 32. He was a king for just 12 years.
Alexander The Great's testament called for a transplant of populations from Asia and Europe to "bring the largest continent to common unity and to friendship by means of intermarriage and family ties."
Alexander the Great was not much admired in his lifetime, and was seen by many as a drunken tyrant.
Alexander earned the epithet "the Great" due to his unparalleled success as a military commander.
Three of Fidel Castro's sons are named after Alexander the Great: Alexis, Alejandro, and Alexander.