Alexander The Great Facts | Facts about Alexander: Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Here are few interesting Alexander The Great Facts:

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  • Alexander The Great succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne of Macedonia at the age of 20.
  • He may have been bisexual, which in his time was not controversial.
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  • Alexander the Great was not much admired in his lifetime and was seen by many as a drunken tyrant.
  • Fidel Castro named his 3 sons after Alexander the Great: Alexis, Alejandro, and Alexander.
  • Alexander The Great died in the Nebuchadnezzar II Palace, in Babylon, at the age of 32. He was a king for just twelve years.
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Alexander The Great

  • King Alexander once held a drinking competition among his soldiers. When it got over, 42 people had died from the poisoning of alcohol.

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Alexander – The Conquer:

  • Alexander the Great was concurrently the King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, and King of Asia.
  • In 15 years of conquering, Alexander never lost a battle.
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  • Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse.
  • He earned the epithet “the Great” due to his unparalleled success as a military commander.
  • Alexander The Great began his reign by eliminating potential rivals to the throne, including his cousin, the former Amyntas IV, who was executed.
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Alexander’s Death Facts:

  • Julius Caesar, Octavian and Mark Antony, all made pilgrimages to Alexander the Great’s tomb in Alexandria.
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Alexander The Great

  • Alexander’s body was put in a gold anthropoid sarcophagus filled with honey, which was in turn placed in a gold casket.
  • A 1998 article in the New England Magazine of Medicine attributed Alexander The Great’s death to typhoid fever involved by bowel perforation and ascending paralysis.

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Unknown Facts about Alexander:

  • Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great until the age of 16.
  • The Great Alexander married three times: Roxana, out of love; and the Persian princesses Stateira II and Parysatis II, for political reasons.
  • After defeating the Persians, Alexander started dressing like them and took 2 Persian wives.
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  • Alexander The Great’s testament called for a transplant of populations from Asia and Europe to “bring the largest continent to common unity and friendship using intermarriage and family ties.”
  • He had heterochromia iridium: one of his eyes was blue, and the other was brown.
  • Alexander the Great, Mussolini, Napoleon, and Hitler, all had ailurophobia, the fear of cats.
  • Alexander the Great washed his hair in saffron to keep it shiny and orange.
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Alexander Used saffron to keep his hair shiny and orange

These are the various Interesting Alexander The Great Facts.

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