Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
(356-323 BC) a king of Macedonia who took control of Greece, Egypt, and most of the countries to the east of the Mediterranean Sea as far as India

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  • Alexander the Great — ist die englische Bezeichnung für Alexander der Große. der Originaltitel des Historienfilms Alexander der Große (1956) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichnete …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alexander the Great — 356 323 B.C.; king of Macedonia (336 323): military conqueror who helped spread Greek culture from Asia Minor & Egypt to India: also Alexander III …   English World dictionary

  • Alexander the Great — This article is about the ancient king of Macedon. For other uses, see Alexander the Great (disambiguation). Alexander the Great Basileus of Macedon …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander the Great — 356 323 B.C., king of Macedonia 336 323: conqueror of Greek city states and of the Persian empire from Asia Minor and Egypt to India. * * * or Alexander III born 356 BC, Pella, Macedonia died June 13, 323 BC, Babylon King of Macedonia (336–323)… …   Universalium

  • Alexander the Great — King of Macedon Ruled Egypt 332 323 BC.     The son of Philip II, king of Macedon, Alexander was destined to conquer the known world and, after the provinces of the Persian empire fell before him, Tyre besieged and Gaza taken, he finally reached… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Alexander the Great — (356–323 B.C.E.)    The historical Alexander the Great, Macedonian king and world conqueror, was clearly not a medieval figure. However, the character of Alexander became the central figure of a number of medieval ROMANCES, comparable to though… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Alexander the Great — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Alexandre le Grand (homonymie). Alexander the Great est un téléfilm américain réalisé par Phil Karlson, diffusé en 1968. Le titre fait référence à Alexandre le Grand (quatrième siècle avant Jésus Christ Sommaire… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alexander the Great in the Qur'an — Alexander in the Qur an is a theory that holds that the character of Dhul Qarnayn, mentioned in the Qur an, is in fact Alexander the Great. The name Alexander itself is never mentioned in the Qur an. Dhul Qarnayn (in Arabic ذو القرنين) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander the Great's personal relationships — Alexander the Great s lifelong companion was Hephaestion, the son of a Macedonian noble. Hephaistion was Alexander s closest friend, and held the position of second in command of Alexander s forces until his death, which devastated Alexander.… …   Wikipedia

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