Born at Pella, Macedonia, to King Philip II andOlympias
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. He alsoquashed rebellions for independence in northern Greece.
June 11, 323BCE
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. It allowedAlexander to replenish his empty supply stores andencouraged some key Greek states to rebel against thePersians.
322 BCE - 275BCE
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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. It was an extraordinary victoryachieved against a numerically superior army on groundchosen by the Persians.
we won the battles!!!
Dies at Babylon in the palace of NebuchadnezzarII
The Wars of the Diadochi, also known as the Warsof Alexander's Successors. - The Wars of theDiadochi, or Wars of Alexander's Successors, were a seriesof conflicts fought between Alexander the Great's generalsover the rule of his vast empire after his death.