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Alexandar the Great
Transcript of Alexandar the Great
Led army into Asia Minor in 334 BCE
Alexander the Great: Emperor of the known world
Succeeds at the first two - taken out by Macedonian assasin before invading Persia
Why the people loved him
Alexander sought to fulfill father's legacy
King Philip II of Macedon
Defeats Darius' army
leaves behind wife and
Killed by own general
Alexander declares himself
Moves capital to
Death of Alexander
Conquering the River Valleys
Alexander 's Empire
Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr
Originally from Greece
- build a strong army
- unify Greece
- conquer Persia
Served in Father's army
- city of learning
Egypt and Nile - 332 BCE
Tigris and Euphrates - 331 BCE
Hit India during monsoon season. Weary soldiers
begged to go home. Army turned around.
How was one of the greatest generals of all time taken
Died at age 33
No son to inherit - Empire divided among strongest