Of Alexander III Of Macedonia, Alexander The Great And Alexander The Conqueror

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Alexander III of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, and Alexander the Conqueror. These are just three of the names given to Alexander because of his greatness and his success as a leader for Macedonia. He led Macedonia to be in control of a large part of the world known to him. “He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered” (Mark). Alexander is also said to be the symbol of the Hellenistic world. Due to his leadership skills and his various military tactics and ideas, Alexander the Great is considered one of the greatest leaders of all time.
Alexander the Great, also known as the King of Macedonia, was the son of Phillip II of Macedonia, and Olympias, the princess of a neighboring city. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, he was born on July 21, 356 BCE in Pella, Macedonia. Even at a very young age, Alexander exhibited the qualities and characteristics of a leader. He was able to tame a horse named Bucephalus that no other man before him could tame. This horse later became the horse that Alexander rode throughout all of his battles and victories. A relative by the name of Leonidas was responsible for teaching Alexander to fight and ride. He was also tutored by Aristotle, a Greek philosopher. This got Alexander interested in science, medicine, and philosophy (HistoryofMacedonia.org). Alexander also paid great attention to his father and his ideas and took from this so that he could implement them when he would have a chance to rule.
Alexander was giving this opportunity when his father, King Phillip II, died in 336 BCE. Being his father’s first son, Alexander became the king of Macedonia at age twenty. “The young king also in...

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...ter him. The person(s) would have to be “the strongest”. (Mark) This led to Alexander’s empire being split into four sections among his generals. However, they were not able to rule the way Alexander could.
In conclusion, Alexander the Great lived up to his name and was a great leader. He had a willingness to fight from the front and respected his men. This allowed him to gain the love, trust, and respect of his men and to conquer the vast amount of land that was the Persian Empire. He created an empire that stretched from Greece to India and was responsible for freeing Egypt from Persian control. He was also responsible for building the symbol of the Hellenistic Age. No other man has been able to accomplish all that Alexander was able to in such a short amount of time. This is why Alexander is and always will be considered one of the greatest leaders of all time.

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