Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great coin
Alexander the Great coin

Alexander the Great (352-323 B.C.) came from Macedonia. Alexander had conquered much of Greece and the Levant by the time he was about 20 years old. In 332 B.C. Alexander conquered Egypt.

He founded the city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast, then left Egypt to continue his battles in the Near East. Alexander conquered territories as far east as India. However, in 323 B.C. he died of a fever.

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