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The Death of Alexander the Great



    Alexander died at the young age of thirty two in the year 323 BCE. It is unlikely then that his death was
the result of old age and a natural death.  One theory is that Alexander the Great was killed by drinking
poison that was in his wine.  The more rational theory is that Alexander the Great became very ill and
died of complications with malaria or the flu.  He would have picked up a disease like this in Babylon
because he was in that area around the time of his death.  The day of his death the soldiers of
Alexander the Great marched past his tent in honor of what he had accomplished.  This act
also shows that Alexander the Great was a great leader who won the love of his men.


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