Alexander the Great
Game of Thrones Counterpart: Daenerys Targaryen
There’s a reason historians look back on Alexander as one of the greatest military commanders and imperialists that ever lived. Born a Macedonian prince, Alexander learned philosophy and classics from his tutor, Aristotle. The prince later ascended to power in Greece, and eventually conquered Syria, Egypt and Persia. In “Alexander the Great,” Philip Freeman describes how the conqueror lived most of his life far from his homeland, and faced many threats to his throne.
Won or Died? It’s pretty clear that Alexander won multiple thrones. But at what cost? There is still mystery surrounding his death (some claim he was poisoned, others say it was natural causes).
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