Ten fun facts about Alexander The Great
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Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16.
By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.
He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.
His empire stretched from Greece to modern-day Pakistan.Fact 5
Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II of Macedon, to the throne in 336 BC after Philip was assassinated. Upon Philip's death, Alexander inherited a strong kingdom and an experienced army.Fact 6
Alexander's settlement of Greek colonists and the resulting spread of Greek culture in the east resulted in a new Hellenistic civilization, aspects of which were still evident in the traditions of the Byzantine Empire in the mid-15th century.Fact 7
He founded some twenty cities that bore his name, most notably Alexandria in Egypt.Fact 8
Alexander became legendary as a classical hero in the mold of Achilles.Fact 9
He features prominently in the history and myth of Greek and non-Greek cultures.Fact 10
He became the measure against which military leaders compared themselves, and military academies throughout the world still teach his tactics. Click here for more people facts ❯
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