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Alexander the Great
3 Oct 2017
Alexander, son of the Macedonian king Philip II, is born.
Alexander acts as co-commander at the first Battle of Chaeronea.
King Philip II is assassinated, and Alexander succeeds him.
Alexander crosses Hellespont to Asia Minor and defeated the Persians at the Battle of Granicus.
Defeats the Persians, led by Darius III, in the Battle of Issus. The Macedonians were outnumbered, but overcame the challenge by outflanking their opponents.
Alexander reaches Egypt.
Pursued and defeated Darius in the Battle of Gaugamela.
Darius is assassinated by his own retinue; Alexander becomes the ruler of Persia.
Alexander defeats the Indian ruler Porus. After this, his army refuses to continue the conquest, and thus Alexander is forced to march back home.
Alexander the Great dies on the march back home due to an unknown cause.
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