Born 356 B.C.; died 323 B.C.
of King Philip II
, Alexander inherited his father
and then expanded Macedonian territory
clear up to central Asia
Though a barbarian
, he was educated by Aristotle
. He believed he was the son of Zeus-Ammon
and was thus a demigod
. He had gobs of charisma
ed eyes, and a high-pitched voice
, and he was considered a decent singer
After his mostly-unsuccessful campaign
to India, Alexander died, weakened by a combination of wound
s sustained in battle
, hardships in the desert
, and extremely heavy drinking
--quite honestly, Alexander drank like a fish. His empire
did not last long after his death
--his generals engaged in civil war
s against each other and lost it all.
Alexander is still considered one of the world's greatest military general
s. Though his empire didn't last, his cultural influence
endured for centuries.Research from GURPS Who's Who, compiled by Phil Masters, "Alexander the Great" by Kenneth Hite, pp. 24-25.