That Macedonian guy does a birth and takes over a bunch of places
July 356 BCE
Hi excited, I'm dad!
Do babies think?
I'm excited about our new son.
Looks like it's time to destroy some revolting peasants!
Well, he's dead, so that's some money for me!
I am clutching a wound that isn't visible so you are aware that I am dying.
Just keep running and maybe he'll stop...
So, basically, my primary goal in life besides ruling the world is killing you.
Alexander the Great is born in Pella, Macedonia. His father is King Philip II and his mother is Olympias.
We finally did it! We conquered Persia!
Maybe we can go home now!
NO, LET'S KEEP GOING!!
King Philip II is assassinated by his bodyguard. At the age of twenty, Alexander becomes king and kills all of his rivals. He also gets rid of some Greek rebellions.
June 11, 323 BCE
Who does the empire belong to now?
The Macedonians, under Alexander the Great's rule, manage to win a battle against Darius III. This started their invasion of the Persian Empire. Some Greek states revolted and Alexander could loot the area.
322 BCE - 275 BCE
It belongs to me!
I think this can only end in a fight...
He said it belongs to me!
Alexander wins the Battle of Gaugamela (or Battle of Arbela) on October 1st. He has successfully completed his conquest of Persia.
Alexander dies in Nebuchadnezzar II's palace.
Ouch, my everything!
The Wars of the Diadochi were wars fought between Alexander's generals after his death over his massive territory.