Alexander the great By:nina lopez

Facts about Alexander the great!!!!......

  • 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.


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