Alexander was born in July 356 BC in Pella in Macedonia. His father was Philip II, the king of Macedonia and his mother Olympias (daughter of King Neoptolemus of Epirus). He died in Babylon, in the Palace of Nabukhaznassar II on 13 June 323 BC.
He was 32 years and 11 months old. As the king of Macedonia, he continued the work of his father, Philip II, a skilled general, politician and diplomat, who reformed the Macedonian army and the Macedonian state. The Statue of Alexander the Great dominates on the water front of Thessaloniki.