Alexander the Great is great in many ways, some ways that he was great was that he At 16, Alexander was made commander of the army and won the respect and admiration of his troops. 333 BC: fought against the Persians at Issus and forced the Persian king Darius III to flee.
A few more ways are 334 BC: Alexander invades Asia Minor with 40,000 Macedonian and Greek troops there at the battle of Granicus. 331 BC: turned south and conquered Egypt. Built a new city there called Alexandria. Late 331 BC: invaded Mesopotamia and defeated the Persians at the Battle of Gaugamela. This event signals the conquering of the Persian empire
327 BC: marched army into northwestern India and fought more battles, Soldiers refused to go any further. Alexander agrees to return home, and they marched across a desert losing many soldiers. In 323 BC: They reached Babylon, but Alexander died from wounds and fever at 32. He was the first to ride into the unknown.