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  2. Alexander of Greece - Wikipedia

    Alexander controversially married the commoner Aspasia Manos in 1919, provoking a major scandal that forced the couple to leave Greece for several months. Soon after returning to Greece with his wife, Alexander was bitten by a domestic Barbary macaque and died of sepsis. The sudden death of the sovereign led to questions over the monarchy's ...

  3. Death of Alexander the Great - Wikipedia

    The death of Alexander the Great and subsequent related events have been the subjects of debates. According to a Babylonian astronomical diary, Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon between the evening of 10 June and the evening of 11 June 323 BC, at the age of thirty-two.

  4. BBC - History - Alexander the Great

    Alexander was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia in July 356 BC. His parents were Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle.

  5. Alexander the Great - Spouse, Quotes & Empire - Biography

    Alexander the Great served as king of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C. During his time of leadership, he united Greece, reestablished the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire.

  6. Paris (mythology) - Wikipedia

    Paris's noble birth was betrayed by his outstanding beauty and intelligence. While still a child, he routed a gang of cattle-thieves and restored the animals they had stolen to the herd, thereby earning the surname Alexander ("protector of men"). It was at this time that Oenone became Paris's first lover. She was a nymph from Mount Ida in Phrygia.

  7. Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark - Wikipedia

    Exile from Greece. For three years, Constantine's second son, Alexander, was king of Greece, until his early death from an infection due to a monkey bite. Constantine was restored to the throne, and Andrew was once again reinstated in the army, this time as a major-general. The family took up residence at Mon Repos.

  8. Greco-Buddhism - Wikipedia

    Greco-Buddhism, or Graeco-Buddhism, is the cultural syncretism between Hellenistic culture and Buddhism, which developed between the fourth century BC and the fifth century AD in Gandhara, in present-day north-western Pakistan and parts of north-east Afghanistan.

  9. Macedonia (Greece) - Wikipedia

    Macedonia (/ ˌ m æ s ɪ ˈ d oʊ n i ə / (); Greek: Μακεδονία, romanized: Makedonía [maceðoˈni.a] ()) is a geographic and former administrative region of Greece, in the southern Balkans.

  10. Macedonia (ancient kingdom) - Wikipedia

    Macedonia (/ ˌ m æ s ɪ ˈ d oʊ n i ə / (); Greek: Μακεδονία), also called Macedon (/ ˈ m æ s ɪ d ɒ n /), was an ancient kingdom on the periphery of Archaic and Classical Greece, and later the dominant state of Hellenistic Greece.

  11. Wars of Alexander the Great - Wikipedia

    He disrupted Alexander's supply routes by taking Aegean islands near the Hellespont and by fomenting rebellion in southern Greece. Meanwhile, Darius took the Persian army to intercept Alexander. Alexander marched his army east through Cappadocia , where, for a stretch of nearly 150 km (93 mi), there was no water.