356–323 b.c, king of Macedonia 336–323: conqueror of Greek city-states and of the Persian empire from Asia Minor and Egypt to India.
356–323 bc, king of Macedon, who conquered Greece (336), Egypt (331), and the Persian Empire (328), and founded Alexandria
A ruler of Greece in the fourth century b.c. As a general, he conquered most of the ancient world, extending the civilization of Greece east to India. Alexander is said to have wept because there were no worlds left to conquer. In Alexander’s youth, the philosopher Aristotle was his tutor.
Note: Before beginning his conquests, Alexander allegedly unloosed the Gordian knot by cutting through it. It was believed that the person who unfastened the Gordian knot would rule a vast territory in Asia. Alexander founded the city of Alexandria, which became a great center of learning in Egypt.
the king of Macedonia, the great conqueror; probably represented in Daniel by the “belly of brass” (Dan. 2:32), and the leopard and the he-goat (7:6; 11:3,4). He succeeded his father Philip, and died at the age of thirty-two from the effects of intemperance, B.C. 323. His empire was divided among his four generals.
- Alexander hamilton
Alexander, 1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first Secretary of the Treasury 1789–97; mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel. Alice, 1869–1970, U.S. physician, educator, and toxicologist. Edith, 1867–1963, U.S. classical scholar and writer. Lady Emma (Amy or Emily, Lyon) 1765?–1815, mistress of Viscount Nelson. Sir Ian Standish Monteith [mon-teeth] /ˈmɒn tiθ/ […]
- Alexander i island
an island off the coast of Antarctica, in the Bellingshausen Sea. noun an island of Antarctica, west of Palmer Land, in the Bellingshausen Sea. Length: about 378 km (235 miles)
- Alexander ii
died 1073, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1061–1073. (Aleksandr Nikolaevich) 1818–81, czar of Russia 1855–81. Historical Examples In the square of the town near by a statue of Alexander II lay in the mud, having been thrown down by the revolutionaries. With the “Die-Hards” in Siberia John Ward The conspiracy was too widespread and too deep-rooted for […]
- Alexander iv
(Rinaldo Conti) died 1261, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1254–61. Historical Examples Hesitating to do so, the inquisitors applied to Alexander IV. A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I Henry Charles Lea Less questionable was the interference, in 1255, of Alexander IV. A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I […]