Alexander the Great

Alexander Argead III, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was king (basileus) of the Kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BCE under mysterious circumstances and succeeded his father Philip II at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on military campaigns, and created one of the largest empires in the world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle until his death in Babylon in 323 BCE. His death gave rise to the Hellenistic Age, where Greek culture came to dominate much of world politics, culture and religion.