Born in Pella, the son of King Philip II of Macedonia. From the age of 13, he studied under Aristotle for about three years. A teacher invited from Athens taught him as a private tutor. The great king of ancient Greece built a vast empire stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to India in just ten years. Invaded Asia Minor, defeated Darius III of Persia (336-330 BC) at the Battle of Issus (333 BC) and occupied Syria and Egypt, died at age 32.

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