Alexander the great, on the other hand, great as he was, exhibited all-too-human vulnerability the other thing i like about alexander the great is that he was no xenophobe the closest equivalent we have to him in modern times is of course adolf hitler, but there's a crucial difference between the two. Alexander iii the great, the king of macedonia and conqueror of the persian empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times he was inspiration for later conquerors such as hannibal the carthaginian, the romans pompey and caesar, and napoleon alexander was born in 356 bc in. Contents where was alexander the great from bucephalus alexander becomes king gordian knot battle of issus battle of tyre alexander enters egypt alexander becomes king of persia proskynesis alexander kills cleitus alexander enters india a mass wedding. Alexander suvorov was one of the best generals in russian history, and grigory potemkin, one of the empress's favorites, reformed the army along european lines the philosopher, in turn, spoke of catherine with great respect and promoted the empress in europe playing favorites.
Alexander the great may have gone down in history as one the the greatest ancient kings of all time the only primary sources on alexander's life that remain were created after his death in fact, most of our information about alexander was written by historians who lived hundreds of years after. Alexander the great was arguably one of the most brilliant military figures to grace all of history and was the first true military champion and active driver of the western ideal he ruled as king of macedon for less than thirteen years (336-323 bc) but built a legacy that would persist for centuries after his. Alexander the great conquered one of the largest land empires in history, but that is all he did for his empire by destroying the persian empire and usurping the royal practices of the persian kings he just took the place of the persian king furthermore, alexander actually failed to pacify most of his empire. Alexander the great has 1,135 ratings and 68 reviews barbara said: this book is not a biography or carefully researched book about military history some people like to think that geniuses are so inherently extraordinary that they navigate their journeys with clairvoya if you want to learn about one.
What is so great about alexander would have been a worst war criminal, looter, rapist, betrayer, enslaver, persecutor, and mass alexander's father philip was a product of those aristocrats who declared him king of macedonia killing his infant nephew as would be king under his. Alexander iii (20/21 july 356 bc - 10 june 323 bc) was the greek ruler of macedon, and creator of an empire that included greece, persia, egypt, and many regions beyond them commonly known as alexander the great (in greek: μέγας ἀλέξανδρος : megas alexandros. Last century's it is said that alexander the great was not hellen -ellinas (a greek) this is mostly said from albanians, slavs and turks, it is strange.
Why was alexander the great so successful in his conquests in the public's mind, few well known conquerors in history match the exploits of alexander the great in just a few years, from 334-330 bc. Alexander was greatly influenced by the philosopher's teachings on later military campaigns, alexander brought scientists with him and sent plant and animal bucephalus remained alexander's faithful steed until it died in what is now present-day pakistan, fighting elephant-mounted brigades. Conquering all the world known at the time you are alive is quite an accomplishment ~ and he did it in only 15 years, without airplanes or railroads on foot and on horses if was never duplicated by anyone else.
Alexander iii of macedon, known as alexander the great (21 july 356 bce - 10 or 11 june 323 bce), was the son of king philip ii of macedon while his tutor's influence certainly had a profound effect upon him, alexander seemed destined for greatness from birth. Politically, alexander transformed nearly all that he touched alexander's rise is often cited as the end of greek military vitality, partially thanks to his father's clever diplomacy and military reforms with the exception of sparta, alexander effectively stomped out greek resistance (see the story of thebes as.
Why was alexander the great so great alexander the great spent most of his ruling years on anunprecedented military campaign through asia and northeast africa,and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empiresof the ancient world, stretching from greece to northwestern. Alexander the great was a great military strategist and planner he knew how to do battle he extended the border of macedon into india with great alexander the great paid his military so they could fight full time and have the best equipment for fighting and war not long after he became king. The 'greatness' of alexander doesn't come from the fact that he was a king, or that he was worshipped as a god by some of his subjects, or that he died it's very easy to see why alexander would be called 'great' - because of his military expertise and his military genius but alexander was not just a. Alexander the great in battle on his horse, bucephalas © alexander iii of macedon, better known as alexander the great, single-handedly changed the nature of his greatest victory was at the battle of gaugamela, in what is now northern iraq, in 331 bc the young king of macedonia, leader of the.