Alexander the Great Timeline

Alexander the Great Timeline

  • 357 BCE

    Marriage of Olympias to Philip II of Macedonia.

  • 21 Jul 356 BCE - 11 Jun 323 BCE

  • 346 BCE

    Alexander tames Bucephalus, his war horse.

  • 343 BCE

    King Philip II of Macedon summons Aristotle to tutor his young son Alexander (later 'The Great').

  • 2 Aug 338 BCE

    The Battle of Charonea gives Athens to the Macedonian victors. Agora takes on Macedonian characteristics.

  • 336 BCE - 323 BCE

  • 335 BCE

    Alexander the Great receives Celtic ambassadors in the Balkans.

  • 334 BCE

    Ephesos liberated from Persian rule by Alexander the Great.

  • 334 BCE - 323 BCE

  • 334 BCE

    Sardis surrenders to Alexander the Great.

  • May 334 BCE

    Alexander invades the Persian empire.

  • May 334 BCE - 324 BCE

    Antipater is regent of Macedon in Alexander's absence.

  • 333 BCE

    Alexander the Great conquers Aleppo.

  • 5 Nov 333 BCE

    Battle of Issus. Alexander is victorious against Darius III of Persia.

  • 332 BCE

    Alexander the Great conquers Phoenicia and turns toward Egypt.

  • 332 BCE

    Alexander the Great sacks Sidon.

  • 332 BCE

    Alexander the Great sacks Baalbek and renames it Heliopolis.

  • 332 BCE

    Conquest of the Levant by Alexander the Great who destroys Tyre.

  • Jan 332 BCE - Jul 332 BCE

    Alexander the Great besieges and conquers Tyre.

  • Dec 332 BCE

    Alexander the Great visits the Oracle of Ammon at Siwa and is declared "master of the Universe" and son of Ammon.

  • 331 BCE

    Egypt is conquered by Alexander the Great without resistance.

  • Jan 331 BCE

    Alexander the Great founds Alexandria at the port town of Rhakotis in Egypt.

  • c. Oct 331 BCE

    Susa surrenders without contest to Alexander the Great who sacks it.

  • 1 Oct 331 BCE

    Battle of Gaugamela. Alexander calls himself "King of Asia."

  • May 330 BCE

    Persepolis is burned and looted by Alexander the Great.

  • 329 BCE

    Alexander the Great wins a decisive battle at the Iaxartes river against the Scythians.

  • Jan 329 BCE - May 327 BCE

    Alexander conquers Bactria and Sogdiana.

  • c. Jul 329 BCE

    Alexander the Great founds Alexandria-Eschate on the Iaxartes and destroys Cyropolis.

  • 327 BCE - 326 BCE

    Alexander's campaign in northern India.

  • c. Mar 327 BCE

    Alexander the Great marries the Bactrian girl Roxanne.

  • May 326 BCE

    Battle of Hydaspes where King Porus of the Paurava kingdom met a disastrous defeat at the hands of Alexander the Great.

  • Jun 326 BCE

  • Sep 326 BCE

    Alexander the Great halts his eastward march and turns back from the banks of the river Beas, Punjab, India.

  • c. 325 BCE - c. 320 BCE

    Greek rule in Gandhara, ending some time after the death of Alexander the Great.

  • Jan 324 BCE

    Alexander the Great orders restoration work in Pasargadae.

  • Oct 324 BCE

  • 323 BCE

    Alexander the Great receives Celtic delegations in Babylon.

  • 322 BCE - 275 BCE

    The Wars of the Diadochi, also known as the Wars of Alexander's Successors.

  • 316 BCE

  • 310 BCE

    Assassination of Roxanne and Alexander IV, wife and son of Alexander the Great.