Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen by Johann Gustav Droysen

Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen

By Johann Gustav Droysen

  • Release Date: 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Europa
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This book gives an overview of the life of Alexander the Great, one of the greatest kings of the ancient world.
Alexander the third of Macedon, known as the Alexander the Great, was one of the best conquerors in the world, with the greatest army, the Macedonian Phalanx. He was the king of the Ancient kingdom Macedon and a member of the Argead Dynasty. He was born in Pella, in 356 BC, as the son of Philip the second, whose place on the throne at age of twenty he took, after his death.
Most of his ruling years he spent on a conquering Asia and northeast Africa, on which territory he created one of the largest empires in the world at that time. His empire stretched from Greece to Egypt, to northwest India.
He was considered as one of the most successful commanders in the history, with no defeat in battle.
In his early years, he was taught by the great Greek philosopher Aristotle, until he was at the age of sixteen.
His wish was to reach the ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea, so he invaded India, but then, he was forced to turn back at the demand of his soldiers.
He died in Babylon in 323 BC, most probably of typhoid fever, but the real cause was never discovered.