Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Leader

Biography: Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.

Source/Notes: In rejecting peace offer from Darius before the battle of Gaugamela

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Source/Notes: Quoted by Plutarch in Life of Alexander from Plutarch's Lives as translated by John Dryden (1683)
Source/Notes: Quoted by Plutarch in Life of Alexander from Plutarch's Lives as translated by John Dryden (1683)
Source/Notes: As quoted in: A Book of Inspiration (1896) by Orison Swett Marden, p. 55
Source/Notes: Statement upon seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless and beyond training, as quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough

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