Alexander-Brief Life Sketch


Alexander-Brief Life Sketch


Alexander-Brief Life Sketch


Alexander-Brief Life Sketch

Alexander was the emperor of Macedon in ancient Greece and the great conqueror of the world. He was born in Pella, Greece, in 356 BC. His father’s name was Philip- II king of Macedon and his mother’s name was Olympias. In his childhood, Alexander was educated by a teacher named Leonidus. From the age of 13 to the age of 18, he studied under the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle.

Alexander the Great ascended the throne in 336 BC at the age of 20 after the death of his father Philip II. As soon as he ascended the throne he prepared for world conquest and soon Alexander’s dominion spread over the whole of Greece. He conquered Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan etc. in just three years from 330 BC, and conquered North-West India in 327 BC. At that time there was no political unity among the kings of Indian kingdoms. There were many small kingdoms. Some of these little kings were brave and mighty, although they could not stand together against Alexander due to a lack of mutual understanding. This is why the small kingdoms on the west bank of the Indus River almost yielded to Alexander’s supremacy. King Amvi of Takshila on the east bank of the Indus River also surrendered to Alexander without a fight. However, the king of the region between the Jhilam and Chenab rivers did not surrender and was attacked by Alexander’s large army. He marched against Alexander on the banks of the Jhilam River with 30,000 infantry, 4,000 cavalries, 30 chariots and 200 elephants. It was not possible for Alexander’s army to fight with the old army on the other side of the Jhilam River. Alexander secretly crossed the river Nair and encountered Puru at a place called Kari. In this war, Puru had shown extraordinary heroism. Twelve thousand of Puru’s soldiers were killed in the battle and Puru himself was taken as a war prisoner while wounded. Historically, this battle was known as the ‘Battle of the Jhilam River’. Alexander was fascinated by Puru’s heroism and Alexander returned him half of his kingdom. After this, he crossed the Jhilam River and proceeded to the eastern Bipasha River and conquered many kingdoms. Alexander planned to cross the Bipasha River and conquer the east, although his troops reluctantly postponed the conquest and returned home.

Prior to his departure from India, Alexander authorized Puru to govern the regions between the Jhilam and Bipasha Rivers and the region of the west of the Jhilam River. Alexander died in Babylon on June 13, 323 BC, at the age of 33, on his way back to his homeland. After his death, Alexander’s vast empire was divided among his generals. Alexander’s invasion of India marked the beginning of a nexus between the East and the West. 0 0 0


N.B.  The article ‘Alexander-Brief Life Sketch’ originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to World Personalities‘ by Menonim Menonimus. Alexander-Brief Life Sketch

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