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20 or 21 July 356 BC
10 or 11 June 323 BC (aged 32)
Philip II of Macedon
The ancient kingdom of Macedonia
Alexander III, Alexander of Macedonia
Alexander was the son of Philip II of Macedonia and Olympias. He was taught by the Greek philosopher Aristotle from the age of 13 to 16. Aristotle inspired young Alexander's interests in philosophy, medicine, and scientific investigation.
Alexander the Great was a king of ancient Macedonia and changed the course of history. He established the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen that stretched from Macedonia to Egypt and from Greece to part of India. Alexander III was one of the greatest military leader of antiquity.
His death is still a mystery. Alexander the Great died in Babylon, he became ill after a prolonged banquet. The most popular theories claim that he was poisoned or that he died of environmental causes such as malaria, lung infection.
“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
“When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back.”