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Alexander The Great Facts
Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16 when he took the throne.
In 15 years of conquest, Alexander The Great never lost a battle.
Alexander the Great washed his hair in saffron to keep it shiny and orange.
Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler, all suffered from ailurophobia, the fear of cats.
Alexander the Great had heterochromia iridum: one of his eyes was blue and the other was brown.
After defeating the Persians, Alexander The Great started dressing like them and took two Persian wives.
Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse.
Alexander the Great was simultaneously the King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, and King of Asia.
Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over, 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
Three of Fidel Castro’s sons are named after Alexander the Great: Alexis, Alejandro, and Alexander.
Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Octavian, all made pilgrimages to Alexander the Great’s tomb in Alexandria.
Alexander the Great was not much admired in his lifetime, and was seen by many as a drunken tyrant.