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Alexander the Great

  • Leader
  • Born 356 BC
  • Died 323 BC

Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γ΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, translit. Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India.


I am dying with the help of too many physicians.




Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.




I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.




Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.




I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.




I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.




I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.




How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.




There is nothing impossible to him who will try.




I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.




A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.



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