Alexander the Great's Life, Death and Accomplishments

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  • -356 BCE

    Alexander's Birth and Childhood

    Alexander's Birth and Childhood
    Alexander the Great was born on the sixth day of the Greek month calendar in Pella, in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. He is father was King Phillip II and his mother Queen Olympia. His mother was an influential role model for him as him because his father wasn't hardly made appearances in his life.
  • -343 BCE

    Alexander was tutored by the Greek philosopher Aristotle

    Alexander was tutored by the Greek philosopher Aristotle
    Phillip summoned Aristotle to become Alexander's private tutor. He studied literature, science, medicine and philosophy with Aristotle for 3 years and the two communicated throughout his later campaigns as leader.
  • -340 BCE

    Phillip left Alexander the power to rule Macedonia

    Phillip left Alexander the power to rule Macedonia
    When he was 16, Alexander was given power to rule Macedonia in his father's absence.
  • -338 BCE

    Alexander was given a commanding post by his father.

    Alexander was given a commanding post by his father.
    When he was 18 years old Alexander was given a command post by his father Phillip among the senior generals of the Macedonian army as they invaded Greece.
  • -336 BCE

    Alexander assumed the throne after his father's death

    Alexander assumed the throne after his father's death
    In October 336, Phillip was stabbed during his daughter's wedding by Pausanias who was one of his bodyguards. After his assassination Alexander quickly assumed the throne and took charge
  • -333 BCE

    Alexander leads a victorious attack against Darius III

    Alexander leads a victorious attack against Darius III
    In 333 BCE Alexander and his army defeated a much larger Persian army of King Darius the Third in the Battle of Issos. After the defeat Darius fled the battle field in panic leaving his mother,wife,and children behind.
  • -331 BCE

    Alexander was crown Pharaoh after conquering Egypt

    Alexander was crown Pharaoh after conquering Egypt
    The pharaoh of Egypt gave up on his kingdom without a fight because he had heard of Alexander's skill.
  • -323 BCE

    Alexander's Death

    Alexander's Death
    Alexander died in Babylon at the age of 32 after suffering from a ten day fever. There have been many ways to his cause of death from malaria to drinking infected water.
  • Period:
    -327 BCE
    to
    -325 BCE

    Alexander began his campaign in Northern India

    Alexander headed towards India and won battles over tribes. In 326 BC He meet King Porus of Paurava who charged at his army with elephants and such bravery, that after the battle Alexander granted his leadership of a much larger land. Alexander then wanted to move on but his soldiers we tired and wanted to go back home. Alexander tried to persuade them into marching on but failed. Alexander spilt his army into two armies. One army heading to Susa through sea and one heading to Susa by marching.