Alexander the Great
- Father's name was Phillip Philippou
It is believed that Phillip II was assassinated while hosting a ball
by one of his body guards. Phillip ruled from 359-336 B.C.E in Macedonia.
His relationship to Alexander was not very good because Alexander was always
closer to his mother Olympias.
- Mother's name was Olympias Philippou
Had a very good relationship with son Alexander. Told Alexander
that he was the decedent of the mythical war hero Achilles.
Alexander's Life the Early Years
- Born July 20, 356 B.C.E in Pella.
-Alexander liked drama, the flute and the lyre, poetry and hunting.
-Educated by Aristotle starting at age 13 until the age of 16.
-Alexander never got along well with his father.
-At age 16 father Phillip gave him permission to rule Macedonia in
Adult life Timeline
-340 BCE raid on Maedi and the foundation of Alexandropolis.
-335 BCE, Alexander stormed Thebes, demolished it, and sold the 30,00 inhabitants
of the city into slavery.
-334 BCE Alexander the Great advances into asia minor
-332 BCE Alexander entered Egypt, liberated it from the Persians, and was
-331 BCE Founded Alexandria on the western edge of the Nile Delta.
-Winter of 331-330 BCE Alexander captured Babylon and Susa.
-327 BCE married Roxanne, a princess from Bactria.
-326 BCE Macedonians rebel and refuse to push forward anymore
-Alexander subdued the small uprise in approximately
-Death in June 10, 323 B.C
-Educated by Aristotle
-Aristotle's idea of small state government was not an idea that Alexander,
the future conqueror of the ancient world, accepted.
-Aristotle spurred an interest in Alexander to pursue reading and learning,
and young Alexander showed a great
amount of interest in philosophy, science, and medicine.
Relation To Jewish History and/or Jerusalem
were good between Alexander and the Jewish People
-As a result of this many Jewish families name their
- In Babylon a coin was minted after the hero where there was an extensive
Pic of the coins
Map of Conquests