Alexander III Macedon (356 BC – 323 BC) or Alexander the Great, was the King of Macedonia, the ruler of the Pan-Hellenic Alliance against the Persian Empire, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Asia and Northwest India, whose conquests were the cornerstone of the Hellenistic era.
He was born in Pella, Macedonia, in July 356 BC. His parents were King Philip II of Macedonia and the Princess Olympias of Epirus. As King of Macedonia, he continued the work of his father and grandfather, capable generals, politicians and diplomats, who reformed the Macedonian kingdom and turned it into a major force in the Greek world, and Alexander, in turn, shaped it into a global superpower. He was one of the greatest generals in history, and during the 13 years of his reign (336-323 BC) he conquered most of the then-known world (Asia Minor, Persia, Egypt, etc.), reaching India’s outskirts, and without being defeated in a battle he participated in. The Alexandrian times are the end of classical antiquity and the beginning of the period of world history known as Hellenistic.
Alexander is considered to be one of the greatest generals of all time for his military successes, and has been a military exemplar for all the later great generals of history. He is also one of the few generals in history who have never lost a fight. The total territory of his empire, in its largest area in 323 BC, is estimated to be 5,200,000 square kilometers, and includes pieces from 26 countries of today (Greece, Albania, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan).
With the establishment of cities and libraries, and the participation of scientists and geographers in his campaigns, he changed the history of the world by spreading Greek culture to Eurasia and blending it with the local traditions and customs of other cultures.
Alexander was a model for many later generals and rulers, particularly in the field of psychological strategy. Personalities such as Hannibal and Napoleon considered him the greatest strategic brain in history.
He died in Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II’s palace on June 10, 323 BC, at the age of 32 and 11 months because of high and long-lasting fever. His entire influence, he has often ranked him among the world’s top personalities of all time with the greatest influence, along with his teacher, Aristotle.
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