S: Alexander the Great
FC: Alexander the Great
1: Born on July 20/21 of 356 BCE in Pella, Macedon to Philip 11 King of Macedon | Rose to power in 336 BCE after the assassination of his father, King Philip II. Alexander was already a military star, & kept up with his service while running a strong country. | His father, Philip II, conquered Greece & was able to unite the country for the first time ever.
2: After his rise to power, Alexander conquered India, Egypt, Asia Minor, Levant, Syria, Assyria, Babylonia, & Persia . He had plans to invade China, but they never pulled through before his death.. | Map of Alexander's Empire
3: Conquest of India | Around 326 BCE, Alexander led his troops into India to take over the entire subcontinent. However, the army revolted & refused to go further, because they all wanted to go home & see their family. Alexander was only able to conquer small groups of people on the way home because of this.
4: Alexander tried unsuccessfully 3 times to conquer Gaza in 332 BCE. Jerusalem finally surrendered & Alexander was able to defeat the stronghold over Gaza. | Egypt
5: Around 329 BCE, Alexander led his troops into Persia. They stayed there for about 5 months, looting through the city. Towards the end of these 5 months, Alexander tracked down King Darius & successfully invaded a good portion of Persia. Alexander stayed in Persia a little longer & was called the "King of Kings".