Alexander the Great
The Macedonian King Philip II, who lived north of Greece, built up a strong army with which he began to conquer the Greek city states. By 338 BC, he controlled all of Greece. When he was murdered, his twenty-year-old son, Alexander became king. Alexander was a brilliant commander who created the largest empire yet known. He conquered Egypt and Phoenicia.
He built cities all over his empire and named them after himself–for example, the city of Alexandria in Egypt.
Alexander tried to reach India but failed, and on his return, he caught a fever and died in Babylon at the age of thirty-three.
After his death his empire broke up as his generals fought each other for control.
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