Alexander the Great

  • 356 BCE

    Birth of Alexander

    Birth of Alexander
    Pella
  • 343 BCE

    Aristotle

    Aristotle
    The philosopher became his tutor
  • 338 BCE

    Chaeronea

    Chaeronea
    Along with his father, Philip II, defeats Athens and Theba
  • 336 BCE

    Death of Philip II

    Death of Philip II
    He is murdered
  • 334 BCE

    Grancius River

    Grancius River
    The 1st victory against the Persians
  • Period: 334 BCE to 323 BCE

    Asiatic expedition

    The beginning of his expedition to Asia
  • 333 BCE

    Issus battle

    Issus battle
    Darius flees
  • 331 BCE

    Egypt

    Egypt
    He builts Alexandria - a later centre of Hellenic culture and commerce
  • 331 BCE

    Battle of Gaugamela

    The Persian army collapses. Alexander becomes "King of Babylon, King of Asia, King of the Four Quarters of the World."
  • 328 BCE

    Northern India

    Defeated King Porus' armies
  • 327 BCE

    Conquest of eastern Iran

    Creation of Macedonian colonies
  • 327 BCE

    Married Rhoxana

    Rhoxana is Prince Oxyartes' daughter
  • 325 BCE

    Persian Gulf

    He reached the Persian Gulf
  • 324 BCE

    Susa

    Susa
    A large number of Macedonians marry Persian princesses
  • 323 BCE

    Babylon

    Babylon
    Alexander dies. He was only 32.