Name: Alexander the Great

Occupation: King

From: Macedon

Son of: Philip II and Olympias of Epirus

    Occupation: King

Dates: 356-323 BC

Brief biography: Succeeded to the throne age 20, when his father Philip was assassinated. After sorting out the tribes to the north of Macedonia and the Greeks to the south (both of whom had erroneously thought that Philip's death was an opportunity to shake off Macedonian domination), he continued with his father's planned invasion of the Persian empire (an army of 10,000 was already in Asia when Philip was killed). The rest is history. There are lots of web sites about him. He has at least two 'home pages'; one of which is here.

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Last modified: 11 April 2007