alexander the great

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Leah Snyder

Pacific NW history

HIST 214

Vance Youmans


We shall start this journey of the international focus of the Pacific Northwest with one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, Alexander The Great. Alexander was born to the parents King Philip II , and Queen Olympia. King Philip II believed that Alexander was truly a son of one of the Gods. Being 13 years old, Alexander was tutored by Greek philosopher, Aristotle. Aristotle trained the intellect and intensively of Alexander while Leonidas trained his body. 18 years of age, the prince took charge of the Companion Cavalry, and aided king Philip in defeating the Athenian and Theban armies of Chaeronea. In the spring of 336 BC, King Philip was assassinated with the Persian invasion in action, Alexander being 20 years of age inherited a powerful Kingdom. He was ready to pursue his father's plans to conquer the Persian Empire.

Alexander continued invading the ancient world He never lost a single battle, and by 330 B.C. all of Persia and Asia Minor was under his sway Being the King of Macedonia, King of Prussia, Pharaoh of Egypt, Alexander owned mass amounts of land. His empire stretched all the way from Greece to Egypt. When he died, he was just thirty-three years old, and at this age, he was almost the master of the known ancient world. Alexander The Great died in 323bc. The continent was split up and the Roman Empire was divided . Alexander had a huge impact on shaping what now is Europe.

During the beginning of the 1400's Europe had just been through The Black Death, which had dwindled the population with an estimated loss of thirty to sixty percent. The Black Death, the most severe epidemic in human history. This plague killed...