He was a Macedonian king who was the son of Philip II and Queen Olympia. He was born in 356 B.C. and died in 323 B.C.. He was tutored by Aristotle. Alexander the Great was known for his great military leadership and strategy in his attacks. He was leader of the Macedonian Army. Still today we don't know for sure how Alexander the great died but the most reasonable reason is due from malaria a sickness.
He inherited a well trained army from his father. He also added new strategies. For example his army uses 16 foot long spears to have the first attack on his opponents. Surprisingly the size of his army never went over 40,000 men. Also this gave him an advantage because he had fewer people so his army could travel faster. Alexander the Great cared about his soldiers by having them well fed, and maintaining loyality with his men.
Perhaps Alexander the Great was the greatest military genius of the ancient world. In 15 years of military power Alexander the Great has never lost a battle in his life! Alexander the Great was very self absorbed and named 70 states about himself and one by his hourse. Another weird fact is that people who worked beside him said he even smells great. Lastly Alexander the Great's dead body is all rubbed in honey to shave off decay
At the age of only 32 Alexander the Great died. Alexander the Great died in Babylon on June 10th, 323 B.C.. We still don't know for sure who or what killed this great Macedonian king. Today's most educated guess is Malaria, thats a type of sickness. This killed Alexander the Great because back then they didn't have a good medication to stop his sickness. All in all there has been many stories and mythes of how he died like drinking too much wine, but our best guess is Malaria.
This is an ancient carving of Alexander the Great. This is one of our depictions to see what Alexander the Great really looked like.
This is a picture of Alexander the Great in battle. Alexander the Great is riding a horse in battle most likely attacking the Persians.
This is a sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse. Alexanders' horse's name was Bucephalus. Alexander the Great loved his horse and even named a capital after him.
In ancient Greece there money system had coins with Alexander the Great's face on it. This silver coin seems important because it is carefully crafted. This shows how important Alexander the Great is to his people.