Alexander the Great

Events

Birth of Alexander at Pella; about 20th July

356 BCE

Peace Congress at Corinth

338 BCE

Battle of Chaeronea

338 BCE

Philip II's Macedonians vs Greek allies

First meeting of Corinthian League

337 BCE

Philip marries Cleopatra

337 BCE

Alexander and Olympias go into exile; Alexander returns later that year

337 BCE

Philip is murdered by Pausanias

336 BCE

Darius III becomes king of Persian Empire

336 BCE

Alexander becomes king of Macedonia, Hegemony and Strategos of the Corinthian League

336 BCE

Destruction of Thebes

335 BCE

Alexander invades Persian Empire

334 BC

Trip to Troy

334 BCE

Alexander at Gordium

334 BCE - 333 BCE

Gordian Knot

Alexander disbands the fleet

334 BCE

Battles of Miletus and Helicarnassus

334 BCE

Battle of Granicus

334 BCE

Submission of Phoenician cities

333 BCE - 332 BCE

Memnon (governor of Thrace) rebels against Macedonian rule

333 BCE - 332 BCE

King Agis of Sparta rebels against Macedonian rule

333 BCE - 332 BCE

Alexander falls ill at Tarsus

333 BCE

Philip the Arcanian

Battle of Issus

333 BCE

Siege of Tyre

332 BCE

Alexander crowned Pharaoh at Memphis

332 BCE

Foundation of Alexandria in Egypt

331 BCE

Expedition to the oracle at Siwah

331 BCE

Alexander occupies Babylon and Susa

331 BCE

King Agis defeated and killed

331 BCE

Battle of Guagamela

331 BCE

Persepolis is sacked and the palace is burned

330 BCE

Darius murdered

330 BCE

'Conspiracy' of Philotas and murder of Pilots and Parmenio

330 BCE

Alexander crosses the Hindu-Kush into Bactria

329 BCE

Bessus captured

329 BCE

Spitamenes revolts

329 BCE

Execution of Bessus

328 BCE

Campaign against Spitamenes

328 BCE

Spitamenes defeated and murdered by his followers

328 BCE - 327 BCE

Alexander murders against Cleitus the Black at Samarcand

328 BCE

Capture of Sogdian Rock and marriage to Roxane

327 BCE

Proskynesis experiment fails

327 BCE

The Pages conspiracy

327 BCE

Visit to Nysa

327 BCE

Alexander captures the rock of Aornos

327 BCE

Arrest of Callisthenes and subsequent execution

327 BCE

Battle of the river Hydaspes (Jhelum) against Porus

326 BCE

Mutiny on the river Hyphasis (Beas)

326 BCE

Departure from Nicaea for the Indian Ocean; returning to the west

326 BCE

Massacres of Indian tribes; Alexander seriously wounded by the Malli

325 BCE

March through the Gedrosian desert

325 BCE

Flight of Harpalus to Athens

325 BCE

Execution of generals of Media and Satraps

325 BCE

Fleet sails the Indian Ocean (west)

325 BCE

Weddings at Susa

324 BCE

Exiles Decree

324 BCE

Arrival of the 'Successors'

324 BCE

Mutiny at Opis

324 BCE

Death of Hephaistion at Ecbatana

324 BCE

The 'theoroi' arrive at Babylon acknowledging Alexander's divinity

323 BCE

Alexander returns to Babylon

323 BCE

Alexander falls ill on 29 May; dies 10 June

323 BCE