Alexander the Great

One of the best Greek Leaders

Alexander the Great

Alexander the great or Alexander lll of Macedon was a King of Macedon a state in northen greece. He was born in Pella on 20/21 July 356BC and died on 10/11 June 323BC. He was tutored by aristotle until the age of 16. By the time he was thirty he had created one of the biggest empires of the ancient world stretching from the Inonian sea to the Himilayas. He was never defeated in battle and people call him the greatest most succesful commanders.

Battle of Issus

The battle of Issus was seen a great victory by Alexander. He was considerably outnumbered and his men were very tired and it seemed unwinable. Alexander won the battle, but it was not a decisive victory for him. The battle was not actually fought at Issus, it was fought on the Pinarus River on the south-eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The battle was between Alexander and Darius, the Persian general. The Persians had 600,000 men, Alexander only had 75,000. Alexander held back a reserve force, the first time it had ever been done. 124,950 soldiers died during the battle, 110,000 Persians, 450. Macedonians died and 4500 were wounded, and 10,000 Greek mercenaries. The battle was won by Alexander and the Macedonians

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