Alexander the Great Bust Recreation (about 5 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. Alexander was born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II of Macedon, to the throne in 336 BC after Philip was assassinated. Seeking to reach the "ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea", he invaded India in 326 BC, but was eventually forced to turn back at the demand of his troops. Alexander died in Babylon in 323 BC (Wikipedia). Greek language and culture was spread all over the known world.