GREAT CAPTAINS: ALEXANDER THE GREAT

1 Alexander Herm - Louvre

This is the next in a series of posts examining the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusual for Deadliest Blogger, this will be primarily in video format; posting compelling biographical material.

By every measure of generalship Alexander III of Macedon excelled all others, before and after. His performance set the bar by which all other generals have been measured ever since. In battle or in siege, he was ever victorious; leading his army in four very great battles and as many great sieges. He died at the young age of 32; having conquered the greatest empire to date, and second only to the that of the Mongols in extent…..

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1 - Alex at Troy

 

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