Far from obscure, Greek conqueror Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) was born on this day in Pella, Macedonia, the son of royalty.
"In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity," he once said.
Tutored in classical education by Athenian philosopher Aristotle, Alexander was 20 when he inherited the throne from his murdered father King Phillip II.
Inspired by Homer's epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, Alexander was ancient history's great military tactician. He conquered and ruled the mighty Persian empire, extending the Greek civilization east to India, uniting the East and West.
"There is nothing impossible to him who will try," the leader said.
By the time of his death at the age of 33, Alexander had created well-paved cities with water supplies, and introduced a uniform currency. He promoted trade and commerce. With the glory of Alexander, Greek language, literature, and politics dominated.
With Alexander, the world was forever changed...
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