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Alexander the Great is one of the world’s greatest rulers to date. Born in the Macedonian capital of Pella, his father Philip II was the newly appointed king. Throughout his youth, Alexander received the best education a person of his stature could obtain. In his early teens he studied under Aristotle, a great philosopher recognized in modern times. He was also schooled in military values and war strategies. At 16, Alexander was given control of Macedonia while his father partook of expanding Macedonian controlled territory. During his leave, Philip II was murdered in foreign lands. At the age of 19, Alexander was given the position of commander of the Macedonian troops. When he reached 20, he succeeded his father to the throne by popular election. The Battle of Chaeronea was one of his first victories. He surged forth into the city and took control of Thebes. In the …show more content…
Tragically, at the age of 32, King Alexander dies of an illness (which is now suspected to have been malaria) while in Babylon, during the midst of further planning to expand his land. Upon his death, his will had his controlled territories split among his most trusted military generals. This was just one more compassionate move to his beloved troops that was fulfilled even after the king had left the physical world. In modern day, King Alexander is known as Alexander the Great. He is known for his incredible military prowess, vast amount of conquered land, largest known army of the ancient world, and is even argued to have been an emperor in his own right without the appointed title. He has truly earned this title through his knowledge, power, compassion, and the sheer number of unimaginable accomplishments he had obtained by the day of his untimely

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