13th June
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323 BC Alexander The Great Dies

He was 33 years of age. He died in Babylon, part of present day Iraq.

Alexander was regarded as a military genius, even a godlike figure to his men; he helped forge an empire stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to India. He never lost a single battle in his entire life. He would build the largest army the world has ever seen.

The secret of his success was that he had a grasp of advanced military tactics.

After 8 years of fighting, in 326 BC, his troops were exhausted and refused to go onwards with him. Alexander then led them home.

On reaching Babylon, Alexander started organizing a building project to build a ship that could sail his troops to Egypt. However he died after an extended banquet and drinking session.

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