Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, is considered one of history’s greatest war strategists. He lived a short, albeit war-packed life, from 356 to 323 B.C. Nate Barksdale of History reveals interesting bits of information about the great warrior-king.
1. Always a Winner
He tasted his first war victory at 18 years old and never lost a single battle after that. Alexander the Great won the respect of his allies and foes alike. His war tactics remain a source of admiration today. In fact, they’re still studied by modern-day students in military academies. The conqueror’s fighting prowess was never more pronounced than in the battles he fought in Asia. His Macedonian phalanx was known for overpowering enemies with their powerful sarissa, a specially-designed spear.