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"In the year 331 B.C. one of the greatest intellects whose influence the world has ever felt, saw, with his eagle glance, the unrivalled advantage of the spot which is now Alexandria; and conceived the mighty project of making it the point of union of two, or rather of three worlds. In a new city, named after himself, Europe, Asia, and Africa were to meet and to hold communion." - Charles Kingsley on the founding of the city of Alexandria
Timeline of Alexander the Great
|July 356 B.C.
||Born at Pella, Macedonia, to King Philip II and Olympias
|338 B.C. August
||Battle of Chaeronea
||Alexander becomes ruler of Macedonia
||Wins Battle of the Granicus River against Darius III of Persia
||Wins Battle at Issus against Darius
||Wins siege of Tyre; attacks Gaza, which falls
||Founds Alexandria. Wins Battle of Gaugamela against Darius
||Sacks and burns Persepolis; trial and execution of Philotas; assassination of Parmenion
||Crosses Hindu Kush; goes to Bactria and crosses the Oxus river and then to Samarkand.
||Kills Black Cleitus for an insult at Samarkand
||Marries Roxane; begins march to India
||Wins Battle of river Hydaspes against Porus; Bucephalus dies
||Marries Stateira and Parysatis at Susa; Troops mutiny at Opis; Hephaestion dies
|June 11, 323 B.C.
||Dies at Babylon in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II