Alexander the Great
A young Macedonian prince by the name of Alexander was taught for four years by his teacher, Aristotle. Aristotle instructed Alexander in politics, war, and in critical thinking.
Than at the age of 16, Alexander was made a captain in the Macedonian armies where he gained the respect of his soldiers for his bravery, and battle strategies. When Alexander was 20 years old, his father was murdered. After the death of his father, Alexander became the king of Macedonia.
Alexander determined to conquer both Greece and Persia, and combine them into an empire that would equal any other empire, anywhere in the world. For the next 13 years, Alexander, now known as Alexander the Great marched his troops from battle to battle conquering more and more territory.
At the age of 33, Alexander the Great contracted a fever, which quickly took his life. The empire he had worked so hard to build was divided among three of his generals, whose decedents ruled these three territories as separate empires.