Alexander III of Macedon (356 BC - 323 BC) was a king of the ancient Greek state of Macedon. Commonly known as Alexander the Great, he lead a Greek expedition to Asia and succeeded in conquering the Persian Achaemenid empire.
Alexander's life and reign are thoroughly discussed in the relevant Wikipedia article, please read it before you ask a question. Additionally you might be interested in reading these related and equally thorough articles:
- Macedonia (ancient kingdom)
- Philip II of Macedon (Alexander's father)
- Wars of Alexander the Great
- Chronology of the expedition of Alexander the Great into Asia
- Alexander's Balkan campaign
- Indian campaign of Alexander the Great
- Personal relationships of Alexander the Great
- Death of Alexander the Great
- Cultural depictions of Alexander the Great
- Alexander the Great in historiography
- Hellenistic period
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- How did Alexander III of Macedon get the title "the Great"?
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