Alexander The Great is one of the most famous icons of ancient history. He had conquered more territory than anyone else.
Alexander was born in Pella the capital of Macedon in July of 356 BC. His mother was Olympias and his father was Philip II ruler of Macedon.
From the age of 13-16 Alexander was tutored by the famous Aristotle. Aristotle had taught him about geography, medicine, zoology and lots of other things. Although Alexander still want to learn about military tactics which was his main interest so his father then taught him about strategy and military tactics.
Later in 336 BC Philip II was murdered and Alexander came to power at the age of 19. In the same year he got the Greek ...view middle of the document...
He also captured Persian cities such as Tyre in 333 BC.
In October of 331 BC Alexander had one of the most significant battles against Darius near Gaugamela(now Iran). Darius had bought all that he could he bought of his forces which ranged from elephants, to chariots to cavalry and foot soldiers. Darius’ army probably outnumbered Alexander’s but Alexander had won the battle and Darius fled from the battle and was later assassinated. Alexander was crowned king of Asia and the cities of Babylon and Susa (Susa was the Persian capital) welcomed Alexander their new king.
Even though Alexander had conquered more territory than anyone else at this point, and he was the king of Egypt, Macedon, Persia and leader of the Greeks but he still wanted to expand his empire even more and become even more powerful. Alexander set out eastwards towards India.
Alexander won his early battles but was then confronted by the king, king Porus of Paurava in 326 BC. Alexander also won this battle but unlike the Persians, king Porus did not flee and fought bravely instead. Alexander respected his courage and bravery and let king Porus live. He also rewarded Pours with some of his own land. unfortunately Alexander’s beloved horse Bucephalus had died in the battle. Bucephalus was around with Alexander ever since he started invading Persia. Alexander had then named a city Bucephala after his horse.
After the battle Alexander and his men continued to...