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Son of the King of Macedonia, Philip and the Olympiad, Alexander was born in Pella in 356 BC. At the age of 13 he was taught by Aristotle and three years later he battled for the first time. In 338 BC, along with his father in the battle of Chaeronea, he defeated Athens and Thebes, and thus Greece was united under a leader, his father. Two years later, Philip is murdered and Alexander takes over at age 20 to implement Philip's vision of an invasion of Persia and the liberation of Greek cities. Three battles defined the fate of Asia: Granicus river, Issus and Gaugamela in which Alexander defeated Darius' army and joined the East with the West. During his passage from Egypt, which he conquered without battle, was declared Pharaoh and Son of Amun.

History gave him the nickname of the Great and from his death in 323 BC until today is considered the greatest of the Greeks.