Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, King of Macedon, Prince of Hellenic Alliance against the Persian Empire, the Pharaohs of Egypt, Lord of Asia and northwest India, whose achievements were the foundation of the kingdoms of the survivors. The Alexandrian times are the end of classical antiquity and the beginning of the period in history known as the Hellenistic. He was one of the greatest generals in history, at the age of 33 he had conquered most of the known world (4th century BC).
Born in Pella in Macedonia in July of the year 356 BC. His parents were King Philip II of Macedon and Princess Olympias of Epirus. He died in Babylon in the palace Navouchodonosora B 13 Iounioutou in 323 BC at the age of just 32 years and 11 months.
King of Macedonia continued the work of his father, Philip II. Philip II was highly capable general, politician and diplomat, reformer of the Macedonia army and the Macedonia state.
Alexander completed the consolidation of the autonomous Greek city-states of the season, and won almost all the known world (Asia Minor, Persia, Egypt, etc.), reaching the outskirts of India.