Alexander the Great

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Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas] ), was a King (Basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt into northwest India and modern-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. During his youth, Alexander was tutored by the philosopher Aristotle until the age of 16. After Philip's assassination in 336 BC, Al... More

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Alexander the Great #Knowledge #Power

Photo of Alexander the Great I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great #Knowledge

Photo of Alexander the Great I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
Alexander the Great #Teacher

Photo of Alexander the Great I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.