Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great riding his horse into battle

Mosaic of Alexnder the Great on his horse riding into battle against Persia. ("Alexander fighting king Darius III of Persia". Alexander Mosaic, Naples National Archaeological Museum)

Originally from Macedonia, Alexander conquered much of the known world including Greece, Persia, Egypt, and parts of India from 336 until his death in 323 BCE. Alexander, like his father Philip II, admired Greek culture and was even taught by the great Greek Philosopher, Aristotle.

He is known for his amazing battlefield skills as well as creating Hellenistic Culture. Hellenistic Culture blended Greek, Egyptian, Persian, and Indian cultures together.

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