Alexander III of Macedon or better known as Alexander the Great (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC) was the son of King Philip II of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. After his father’s death in 336 BC, he successfully claimed the throne and killed his rivals before they could challenge his sovereignty at just the age of 20. He had huge ambitions to win the whole world. And to make this dream a reality, he went on to conquer the world soon after he took charge of his father’s empire.
As an ambitious and brave warrior, his life was full of legendary actions. He spent most of his ruling years in military campaigns. He commanded many battles and was undefeated in every single battle. Alexander laid the foundations for the Hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms and created one of the largest empires of the ancient world.
He died in Babylon at an early age of 32 on 10 or 11 June 323 BC after suffering ten days of high fever.