Alexander ( /ˈæləksˈændər/, /ˈæləksˈɑːndər/) is a common male first name, and less common surname derived from the Greek "Αλέξανδρος" (Aléxandros). The most famous is Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.
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... There were 196 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... Roxana (Roshanak in Bactrian) to cement his relations with his new Central Asian satrapies, Alexander was finally free to turn his attention to the Indian subcontinent ... Alexander invited all the chieftains of the former satrapy of Gandhara, in the north of what is now Pakistan, to come to him and submit to his authority ... In the winter of 327/326 BC, Alexander personally led a campaign against these clans the Aspasioi of Kunar valleys, the Guraeans of the Guraeus valley, and the Assakenoi of the Swat and Buner valleys ...
... The Wars of Alexander the Great were fought by King Alexander III of Macedon ("The Great"), first against the Achaemenid Persian Empire, under its "King of Kings" Darius III, and then against local ... Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders of all time ... Alexander assumed the kingship of Macedon following the death of his father Philip II, who had unified most of the city-states of mainland Greece under Macedonian hegemony in a federation called the League of Corinth ...
... After the battle, Parmenion rounded up the Persian baggage train while Alexander and his own bodyguard chased after Darius in hopes of catching up ... Darius planned to head further east, and raise another army to face Alexander while he and the Macedonians headed to one of the Persian capitals, Babylon, and then to another, Susa ... There, Alexander found wealth that even he had never imagined possible ...
... The Siege of Tyre occurred in 332 BC when Alexander set out to conquer Tyre, a strategic coastal base ... Tyre was the site of the only remaining Persian port that did not capitulate to Alexander ... the Persian navy still posed a major threat to Alexander ...
More definitions of "Alexander":
- (noun): King of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC).
Synonyms: Alexander the Great
Famous quotes containing the word alexander:
“An Austrian army, awfully arrayd,
Boldly by battery besiege Belgrade;
Cossack commanders cannonading come,
Deal devastations dire destructive doom;”
—Alaric Alexander Watts (17971864)