King of Macedonia Alexander

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King of Macedonia Alexander the Great was the king from 336 to 323 B.C. of Macedonia. While in his position of leadership, Alexander the Great had the ability to accomplish many things. One of which was the fact that he was able to reunite Greece. Not only was Alexander III leading the people of Macedonia as their king he also led the Corinthian League.

Early Life

Alexander III of Macedonia was born on July twentieth of 356 B.C. in the Pella region of Macedonia. His parents were known as King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus. Alexander the Great and his sister were both raised in the Pella royal court. Alexander rarely saw his father due to his extreme workload and because his father spent most of his time engaged in military campaigns and extra-marital affairs. Because of this Alexander grew to resent his father’s absence and philandering.

Alexander had many tutors in his life one his earliest ones was Leonidas, who had been hired by King Phillip to teach him math, horsemanship, and archery. Although Leonidas was a very good tutor he struggled to keep his student under control. Another one of Alexanders tutors was the philosopher Aristotle. He was hired to teach Alexander at the Temple of the Nymphs at Meiza. He would be there for the next three years while Aristotle taught him and a handful of his friends philosophy, poetry, drama, science, and politics. Alexander completed his education at Meiza in 340 B.C. A year later, while still just a teen, he became a soldier and embarked on his first military expedition, against the Thracian tribes. (Biography) Known as Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedonia was known as Alexander the Great because of many contributing factors.

One of which is his successfulness as a Military commander. An example of his success is the fact that he was up against overwhelming odds and he still led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt. He did this all without suffering a single defeat.

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