Ten fun facts about Alexander The Great

Fact 1
Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Alexander The Great
was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece.