Singing Saturday: Amazing Alexander

Today in 323AD Alexander the Great died in Babylon, in present-day Iraq, at the age of 33.

Born in Macedonia to King Phillip II and Queen Olympias, Alexander received a classical education from famed philosopher Aristotle and a military education from his father. At the age of 16, Alexander led his first troops into combat and two years later commanded a large part of his father’s army that won the Battle of Chaeronea and brought Greece under Macedonian rule. In 336 B.C., Phillip II was assassinated, and Alexander ascended to the throne.

Alexander led a great fighting life, and nothing stood in his way to expand his empire…

Don’t miss another famous man, Naughty Napoleon next Monday on CBBC, as Series 6 continues!

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