Alexander the Great Alexander's father was King Philip the II. Philip the II had built up a strong and united empire in Ancient Greece. Like most children in Athens, Alexander was tutored as a child and learned mathematics, reading, writing, and how to play the lyre. He also would have been instructed on how to fight, ride a horse, and hunt. When Alexander turned thirteen, his father Philip the II wanted the best teacher possible for him. He hired the great philosopher Aristotle. In return for tutoring his son, Philip agreed to restore Aristotle's home town of Stageira, including setting many of its citizens free from slavery. At school Alexander met many of his future generals and friends such as Ptolemy and Cassander.
Alexander´s father named Philip the II was assassinated when Alexander was 19
Oh no! My father died!
Since King Philip the II was assassinated while still in ruling his son had to continue the ruling.
I now pronounce you King Alexander of Macedonia
In 15 years of conquest Alexander never lost a battle.
To spread Greek culture and ideas, people married people from different cultures.
When Alexander was only 32 years old he died and his great time of ruling ended but his legacy stayed with and today we know him a Alexander the Great.