Alexander the Great
Historical Spotlight: Alexander the Great
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Throughout history, many people have established themselves as leaders and warriors. From demonstrating strategic military capabilities to impressive strength and combat, these legendary fighters have left their mark on history to inspire future generations. Among these warriors, Alexander the Great stands out. Alexander the Great is considered a true military genius and is responsible for the establishment of the greatest empire of antiquity. Their militaristic actions have had a lasting effect on society and culture and are still known today.

First years

Legend has it that Alexander's father was the Greek god Zeus. Even without this mythological relationship, Alexander's birthright is impressive. In the year 356 a. C. Alexander was born in Macedonia as the son of King Philip II and Queen Olympia. King Philip II was an accomplished leader with daring aspirations. He was forced to challenge and conquer the massive Persian empire, but the king could not achieve that goal.

Growing up, Alexander received a varied education; His father wanted to educate a future king refined and versatile, so Alexander received an intensive and comprehensive education, which included lessons in horse riding, fighting, reading, writing and philosophy. In fact, Alexander was taught philosophy by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, and his teaching method had a great influence on Alexander's leadership. When he conquered other nations, he never enforced his faith in those he conquered. Instead, he introduced Greek culture in conquered peoples to promote critical thinking and reflection.

An impressive achievement of Alejandro's childhood, when he tamed the horse called Bucephalus, was a fearsome animal with temperament. This horse served Alejandro as a mount and companion for many years.


After his father 336 a. C. At the age of 20, Alejandro entered the throne when he was killed. To affirm his claim to the throne, he killed his rivals so they could not challenge him.

One of Alexander's first efforts as king was the siege of the Persian Empire as his father intended. During the next decade, Alexander attacked, razed and captured cities in the Persian Empire. His troops sacked Baalbek, freed Ephesus and captured Aleppo, although these are just some of his exploits.

In Egypt, Alexander founded the city of Alexandria. Alexander, who was influenced by Aristotle, did not express his own beliefs and thoughts to the inhabitants of the conquered cities. In exchange for a safe trip and open trade routes to provide resources to his troops, Alejandro allowed freedom of religion and thought. However, those who opposed him were mercilessly defeated and often executed for their rebellion.

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