Born at Pella, Macedonia, to King Philip II and Olympias
we have won and will now take over your empire
Alexander becomes ruler of Macedonia - In 336 B.C., Alexander's father Philip was assassinated by his bodyguard Pausanias. Just 20 years old, Alexander claimed the Macedonian throne and killed his rivals before they could challenge his sovereignty. He also quashed rebellions for independence in northern Greece.
June 11, 323 BCE
Well he's dead now
Wins Battle of the Granicus River against Darius III of Persia - The first victorious engagement of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Empire established the Macedonians on enemy soil. It allowed Alexander to replenish his empty supply stores and encouraged some key Greek states to rebel against the Persians.
322 BCE - 275 BCE
Wins Battle of Gaugamela against Darius III - also called Battle of Arbela, (Oct. 1, 331 bc) battle in which Alexander the Great completed his conquest of Darius III's Persian Empire. It was an extraordinary victory achieved against a numerically superior army on ground chosen by the Persians.
Dies at Babylon in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II
The Wars of the Diadochi, also known as the Wars of Alexander's Successors. - The Wars of the Diadochi, or Wars of Alexander's Successors, were a series of conflicts fought between Alexander the Great's generals over the rule of his vast empire after his death.