Alexander the Great

Jasmine and Mary Huges

Basic Facts

  • Was born July 356 BC in Macedonia
  • Was the son of Phillip II
  • Died June 323 BC


  • Tutored by the philosopher Aristole until the age of 16
  • Succeeded his father to the throne in 336 BC when he was just 20 years old

During His Time As King He...

  • United the Greek city-states
  • Defeated Persia and Egypt by the time he was 25
  • Captured Syria
  • Founded Alexandria a large trading city in Egypt
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