After the death of his father, Alexander crushed internal opposition to ensure complete control over Greece, before he began his renowned campaign which resulted in the conquest of the Achaemenid Empire, one of the most powerful empires in history. At the time of his death, the empire of Alexander covered 5. Furthermore his conquests led to many repercussions including increased contact and trade between the east and the west. Here are the 10 major accomplishments of Alexander the Great focusing on his glorious military campaign and the qualities that made them possible.
Christopher, and Rachel Fawcett. While very young, she had been married to and divorced from a Danish proprietor on St. After her divorce, the court prohibited her remarriage.
The marriage to James Hamilton was acceptable socially in the West Indies, but not elsewhere. The union resulted in the birth of two sons, but they were living apart less than 10 years later. Rachel and her boys lived on St.
Croix, dependent on her relatives. She passed away in His father survived until — but the boys were virtually orphans before they were even teenagers.
At the age of 12, Hamilton began work as a clerk in a general store, but the boy had a keen intellect and ambitious goals. He was an excellent writer, in French as well as English. Byhis aunts scrimped and saved to send the young intellectual to New York for formal education.
Even as a young man he had a strong grasp on political issues concerning British and American government, which he exhibited in a series of anonymous pamphlets so discerning, they were attributed to John Jay. He was only 17 at the time. Alexander Hamilton in the Uniform of the New York Artillery Alonzo Chappel In he withrew from his college studies and founded a volunteer military company.
He exhibited great skill and intelligence in his duties with artillery, and Nathanael Greene noticed. He was asked to serve on the staff of Lord Stirling, which he declined, and continued his career with artillery at Long Island, Harlem Heights, White Plains, and saw action at Trenton and Princeton in the New Jersey campaign.
Hamilton was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and made his aide-de-camp on March 1, Just twenty years old at the time, Hamilton had already made remarkable accomplishments.
Both the Schuylers and Rensselaers were very wealthy and prominent New York families. It was a happy marriage that produced eight children. On February 16,Hamilton quarreled with Washington, and their relationship was forever soured. He describes the incident in a letter to his father-in-law dated February 18, Two days ago, the General and I passed each other on the stairs.
He told me he wanted to speak to me.ALEXANDER HAMILTON was born a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on January 11, His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant of St.
Christopher. Hamilton's mother was Rachael Fawcette Levine, of .
The royal tomb excavated in in Aegean Macedonia near Salonica, was at first believed to be the one of Philip II. However, it was later proven that the tomb dates from around BC, suggesting that it belonged to king Philip III Arrhidaeus, the son of Philip II and half-brother of Alexander the Great (Science April 21; ).
The Romance of Alexander is any of several collections of legends concerning the exploits of Alexander the initiativeblog.com earliest version is in the Greek language, dating to the 3rd initiativeblog.coml late manuscripts attribute the work to Alexander's court historian Callisthenes, but the historical person died before Alexander and could not have written a full account of his .
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Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was born on , Pella, Macedonia died June 13, , Babylon, king of Macedonia and the greatest military leader of antiquity. Alexander the Great ( B.C.) ascended to the throne of Macedon at the age of twenty. He fought his greatest battles--including the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire--before he was twenty-five and died at the .
Alexander the Great's accomplishments and legacy have been depicted in many cultures. Alexander has figured in both high and popular culture beginning in his own era to the present day. The Alexander Romance, in particular.