Born at Pella, Macedonia, to king Phillip II and Olympias
Alexander becomes ruler of Macedonia-In 336 B.C., Alexander's father Phillip was assasinated by his Pausanias. Just 20 years old, Alexander claimed the Macedonian throne and killed his rivals before they could challenge his sovereignty.
June 11, 323 BCE
Wins battle of Granicus River against Darius III of Persia- The first victories engangment of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian empire established the Macedonian's on enemy soil.
322 BCE- 275 BCE
Wins battle of Guagemala against Darius III
Dies at Babylon in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II
The wars of the Diadochi, also known as the wars of Alexander's successors.