Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon)


Alexander III (“the Great”) of Macedon
lived 356 – 323 A0 (“BC” or “BCE”)
succeeded his father Philip II as king of ancient Macedon
founded the city of Alexandria
is best known for leading the Macedonian conquest of a vast territory in Europe, Africa, and Asia, including defeat of the Persian Empire


Alexander” biography by Plutarch (from Plutarch’s Lives)