Alexander the Great was born at the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia in the Pella region. He was born July 20th, 356 B.C. .Throughout childhood, Alexander hardly saw his father. Although Olympia, his mother, was a great role model, he began to dislike his fathers absence. 343 B.C King Phillip II began to hire Aristotle to tutor Alexander. Through the years, Alexander became very educated and learned more and more. He completed his education at Meiza in 340 B.C . Just a year later, Alexander became a soldier and started on his first military journey against the Thracian tribes. In 338, Alexander then took lead of the Companion Cavalry and helped his father defeat the Athenian and Theban armies. After the victory in their campaign, the son and father relationship broke apart, once again.
In 336, the Molossian King married Alexanders sister. King Phillip II was also murdered by Pausanias who was a Macedonian noble. The death of Alexanders father awakened him. At the age of 19 he was determined to grasp the throne by any means. The Macedonian army announced Alexander as the feudal king and began to help him execute other heirs. Though Alexander was the feudal king, he didn't automatically take control of the Corinthian League. All southern states were actually CELEBRATING the death of Phillip II. Alexander then sent his army south and persuaded the region of Thessaly to make him the leader of the Corinthian League.
Nearing the end of his northern campaign, Alexander was notified that the Thebes (Greek city-state) forced out the Macedonian troops that were stationed there. Alexander then began to march his army south to the tip of the Greek peninsula. Although, Alexander's general, Parmenion, had already made his way to the Asia Minor. The city-state never had a chance to pull themselves together because Alexander and his forces arrived in Thebes so quickly.
in 334, Alexander began his Asiatic expedition, he arrived in Troy and faced the Persian King Darius III's army near the Grancius River. Alexander and his army made it to the southern coast of Asia Minor to Gordium, there they rested. Summer of 333, the kinf od Persia was declared to be Alexander after he captured Darius.
Alexander the Great died of malaria in Babylon, which is now Iraq, on June 13, 323 B.C. Alexander was 32 years old and only a few months later Rhoxana gave birth to his son. Not long after he died, his empire fell and all the nations within it battled for power.