Alexander the great (356-323 bce) of macedon first follwed in his father’s (king phillip ii) footsteps in subduing the city-states of greece and then lead his army on a series of campaigns which successfully conquered the then-known world from macedon, through greece, down to egypt, across persia, to india.
Alexander the great wanted to seize the macedonian throne, unite greece, defeat the persians and conquer asia he achieved most of his goals until a mutiny from his men forced him to return to persia, preventing him from conquering more lands in asia. Death of alexander in 323 bc alexander the great returned from the area of modern india and pakistan to babylonia, where he became ill suddenly, and died at age 33 we don't now why he died we don't now why he died.
Cambridge university professor paul cartledge writes in his book alexander the great (macmillan, 2004) that philip decided to leave his 16-year-old son in charge of macedonia while he was away on campaign. Alexander the great, also known as alexander iii or alexander of macedonia, (born 356 bce, pella, macedonia [northwest of thessaloníki, greece]—died june 13, 323 bce, babylon [near al-ḥillah, iraq]), king of macedonia (336–323 bce), who overthrew the persian empire, carried macedonian arms to india, and laid the foundations for the hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms.
However, before completing his plans to invade arabia, alexander the great died of a mysterious death , following 12 days of suffering what is known from historical records is that alexander was holding a memorial feast to honour the death of a close personal friend.
The fabled last will and testament of alexander the great may have finally been discovered more than 2,000 years after his death a london-based expert claims to have unearthed the macedonian king.
Alexander the great's accomplishments and legacy have been depicted in many cultures alexander has figured in both high and popular culture beginning in his own era to the present day the alexander romance , in particular, has had a significant impact on portrayals of alexander in later cultures, from persian to medieval european to modern greek.