Empire of Alexander the Great.
Alexander was born in Pella (close to todays Thessaloniki in Greece), 356 B.C., in the ancient kingdom of Macedonia.
His teacher was Aristoteles, who teached him philosophy, maths and art.
When Alexander was an adult, he followed his fahter, Phillip II, on the throne, and began his great conquest. Starting from macedonia, he conquered at first all of greece in 334. After this, He decided to start a war against the old enemy of the greeks and macedonians: Persia.
He came to Turkey, and won one fight after the next.
He headed truth Turkey to the south, conquered syria and egypt (332-331)
From there on he conquered babylon in 330 and killed persias king dareios. With that, he had beaten the mighty persian empire. But Alexander shouldnt stop there.
He advanced further east, he continued to walk with his macedonian army, that was already exhausted and tired as they were fighting for years and wanted to return home to macedonia. But home was far away. By the year of 328 he had reached the indus valley and todays countries like Pakistan, Tadschikistan and western india, thousands of miles away from home.
He conquered the countries, but left them a certain autonomy. This strategy saved his power in this areas.
By the year 326, he returned to Babylon, the former capital of Persia.
He died there, after drinking to much wine and getting fiber the following day.
Alexander died on the 10th of June, 323.
He ruled one of the biggest empires in world history.
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