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    Persian Empire, Achaemenid
  Persian Empire, Achaemenid
The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550330 B.C.E.), known as the Persian Empire, was the successor state of the Median Empire, expanding to eventually rule over significant portions of the ancient world which at around 500 B.C.E. stretched from the Indus Vall...
 
    Philip II of Macedon
  Philip II of Macedon
Philip II of Macedon was a Greek king of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was the father of Alexander the Great and Philip III. In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 of the city o...
 
    Ptolemy I, Founder Ptolemaic Dynasty
  Ptolemy I, Founder Ptolemaic Dynasty
Ptolemy I Soter: friend and biographer of the Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, after his death king of Egypt, founder of the the Ptolemaic dynasty, one of the Diadochi. Ptolemy probably took part in Alexander's Persian campaign from the v...
 
    Seleucus I, General of Alexander
  Seleucus I, General of Alexander
Seleucus I (Seleucus the Victor) was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi. In the Wars of the Diadochi that took place after Alexander's death, Seleucus established the Seleucid dynasty and the Seleucid Empire. His king...
 
    Alexander the Great
  Alexander the Great
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon, a state in the north eastern region of Greece, and by the age of thirty was the creator of one of the largest empires in ancient history, stretching from the Ioni...
 
    Battle of Chaeronea, Submission of Greece
  Battle of Chaeronea, Submission of Greece
The Battle of Chaeronea was fought in 338 BC, near the city of Chaeronea in Boeotia, between the forces of Philip II of Macedon and an alliance of Greek city-states (the principal members of which were Athens and Thebes). The battle was the culminati...
 
    Wars of the Diadochi, Alexander's Generals
  Wars of the Diadochi, Alexander's Generals
The Wars of the Diadochi (or Wars of Alexander's Successors) were a series of conflicts fought between Alexander the Great's generals over the rule of his empire between 322 and 275 BC. When Alexander the Great died (June 10, 323 BC), he left behind...
 
    Pyrrhus of Epirus, Pyrrhic Victory
  Pyrrhus of Epirus, Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhus of Epirus, king of the Molossians (from ca. 297 BC), Epirus (306-301, 297-272 BC) and Macedon (288-284, 273-272 BC), was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome. Some of his battles, though successful, cost him staggering losses, from wh...
 
    Philip V of Macedon
  Philip V of Macedon
Philip V was King of Macedon from 221 BC to 179 BC. Philip's reign was principally marked by an unsuccessful struggle with the emerging power of Rome. Philip was attractive and charismatic as a young man. A dashing and courageous warrior, he was inev...
 
    Perseus of Macedon
  Perseus of Macedon
Perseus was the last king of the Antigonid dynasty, who ruled the successor state in Macedon created upon the death of Alexander the Great. He also has the distinction of being the last of the line, after losing the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC;...
 
    Muhammad Ali, Founder Modern Egypt
  Muhammad Ali, Founder Modern Egypt
Muhammad Ali Pasha is regarded as the "founder of modern Egypt". The dynasty he established would rule Egypt and Sudan until the mid-20th Century. He was Viceroy of Egypt (1805 48) for the Ottoman Empire and founder of the dynasty that ruled Egypt...
 
         



 
 
         
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