We all have heard of him but what did he really do? How could he be affecting our world today? What did he have to do with modern day beliefs and habits? How do many of the life styles we have today go way back to Alex? He was truly great. Here is a young man from Macedonia who decided to the change the world on horseback. No small feat! He died around the age of 32 so he definitely was an ambitious and smart king. He was born in 356 BC in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. By the time he died he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world. It stretched from Greece to northwestern India. To give you an idea of his brilliance, he was tutored under Aristotle. He did this all in only 10 years.