Today is the day we take of the Persian Empire and avenge my father.
Born at Pella, Macedonia, to King Philip II andOlympias
We won the fight but lost so many soldiers.
Did you hear that the king died?
Alexander becomes ruler of Macedonia - In 336B.C., Alexander's father Philip was assassinated by hisbodyguard Pausanias. Just 20 years old, Alexanderclaimed the Macedonian throne and killed his rivalsbefore they could challenge his sovereignty.
June 11, 323 BCE
Yeah but I didn't want to believe it.
Wins Battle of the Granicus River against DariusIII of Persia - The first victorious engagement ofAlexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Empireestablished the Macedonians on enemy soil.
322 BCE - 275 BCE
Finally the war is over we can live in peace now.
Wins Battle of Gaugamela against Darius III - alsocalled Battle of Arbela, (Oct. 1, 331 BCE) battle in whichAlexander the Great completed his conquest of DariusIII's Persian Empire.
Dies at Babylon in the palace of NebuchadnezzarII
The Wars of the Diadochi, also known as the Warsof Alexander's Successors.