Alexander the great was the greek king of Macedon and is said to have been the greatest general/tactican in the world! In the 19th century, many artists painted and drew sketches of Alexander. now, this is his life!

Alexander the great paintings became popular in the 19th century
Alexander the great paintings became popular in the 19th century




Alexander's early years

In 356 BC, Olympias of epirus, the wife of king Philip II gave birth to Alexander. Before Olympias gave birth, supposedly she had a dream in which olympias was hit by a lightning bolt, then in the dream when she gave birth, instead of a boy, it was a lion who came out instead. Many thought that this was a sign that the child would become as great as a lion. Later in his life, many suggested that phillip wasn't his father, Some thought it was Zeus! then later in life, there was a horse that phillip had bought from the greek colony of sicily. It was named Buceuaphaulas, originally for phillip, many tried to ride on it but got spooked. Then alexander observed many times as was taught by Aristotle. 'watch before you do'. So alexander asked phillip if he could have the horse. unless he got on correctly without having it spooked. He got on the horse, riding it for many miles. Phillip gave him the horse, the 2 would eventually become compassinonable friends.