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Died on this day - Alexander the Great

10th June 0323 BC

Alexander's genius was in conquering territory and his efforts to establish a long-term empire were short-lived. His early and mysterious death, perhaps from fever or poisoning in 323 BC, also led to his empire's break-up. However his image of a divine all-conquering golden hero would set the template for a leader in the Greco-Roman world ever after.

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