Alexander the great was a conqueror and king of macedonia prior to the hellenistic period he succeeded to the throne after phillip ii of macedon’s death brought his reign to an end he succeeded to the throne after phillip ii of macedon’s death brought his reign to an end. Alexander the great born late july 356 bc in pella, macedonia died june,10 323 bc in the palace of nabukodonossor, babylon alexandros iii philippou makedonon, (alexander the great, alexander iii of macedon), king of macedonia, was born in july 356 bc in pella, macedonia. Napoleon fought more battles than alexander, ceaser, and hannibal combined, although alexander did die younger than napoleon 4 napoleon was born of very minor nobility and so aside from an education had to achieve everything from control of the army to heading the government on his own.
Napoleon and the cult of great men dissertation presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the graduate school of the ohio state university by of his own role in history ever present, napoleon drifted into sleep . Today, napoleon is an embodiment of one of the influential and strongest leader that has ever existed in the world history, aligning and comparing him to other legendary leaders such as alexander the great and charlemagne. Napoleon, like alexander the great and julius ceaser, before him were men of ambition but he also promoted ambition and merit among his soldiers and officers napoleon institutionalized the practice of rewarding an individual on the sole basis of his merit instead of his social origin. So if zhukov was comparing alexander’s campaign in india to napoleon’s disaster, the macedonians and greeks must have retreated in an equally ignominious fashion.
On june 24th, 1812 napoleon crossed the river niemen and entered russian territory with a multi-national army of between 400,000 and 450,000 men by june 28th, napoleon was in vil'na the french first corps was at the gates of mogilev by july 8th and entered the town the next day after repulsing the russian forces. Explore an a-z of selected concise biographies which depict famous and notable historical figures. Alexander by comparison wanted to make persians and greeks equals, he was so dedicated to the idea that he literally held a mass wedding of some 900 of his men (including himself) to persian brides in order to produce enough mixed offspring that the two cultures would be combined in solid equality. Napoleon bonaparte 1769-1821 napoleon bonaparte was a great man and a great leader, who made many accomplishments he was born on the island of corsica and he always had a real sense of importance he was full of pride and honor.
This is napoleon’s only attempt at military biography, and his choice of subject is telling plutarch had inspired napoleon with parallel lives, comparing caesar to alexander the great. Alexander the great (356-323bc), king of macedonia and conqueror of asia minor, syria, egypt, babylonia, and the persian empire, is not only one of my favourite commanders, but also one of my favourite historical figures. Napoleon bonaparte is considered one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare when napoleon bonaparte launched into a long series of wars known as the “napoleonic wars” with europe in 1799, he was determined to extend the territorial boundaries of france and its revolutionary borders.
Alexander’s invasion of india is regarded as a huge western victory against the disorganised east but according to marshal gregory zhukov, the largely macedonian army suffered a fate worse than napoleon in russia. Many have drawn parallels between donald trump and aaron burr, who alexander hamilton described as ‘one of the most unprincipled men in the united states’ but a more useful, if surprising, comparison might be drawn with thomas jefferson. - napoleon bonaparte vs king henry iv of france the two notorious men in france, or should i say in history, have played a significant role in the history of france napoleon bonaparte was labeled as a military commander and had significant roles in the government of france that his story is very interesting.
Napoleon the first grew up in the infidel atmosphere of the eighteenth century, and was all his life so much absorbed with schemes of military conquest and political dominion that he had no time, even if he had the inclination, to reflect seriously on the subject of religion. In the paper “the differences between alexander the great and napoleon” the author contrasts and compares the two leaders both men were great heroes (or beasts), both led armies to great success, and both, it seems, were quite vertically challenged. Quick nav forums discussion alternate history discussion: before 1900 alexander the great, genghis khan, napoleon bonaparte, and adolf hitler discussion in ' alternate history discussion: before 1900 ' started by rex romanum , nov 20, 2010.
Alexander the great had a completely different story by the time macedon conquered mainland greece, its armies were booming by the annexation of well-trained greek soldiers alexander was in a much more suitable position to wage war on a powerful nation than hannibal was. Alexander the great is one of the most famous icons of ancient history he had conquered more territory than anyone else alexander was born in pella the capital of macedon in july of 356 bc. Though no one is certain of the religious beliefs of the french emperor napoleon bonaprte, and while on many occasions he criticized organized religion, napoleon seemed to have a strong disposition toward the person of jesus christ this is evidenced by the many eloquent and persuasive statements about the messiah that are attributed to him. Romantic appropriation of bonaparte’ by paul stock ‘napoleon might have been [great]’, but became confused, and misused his gifts to ‘overthrow by violence all institutions and to tear all social habits of men’ (ii, 549) this temporal progress of french history or napoleon’s biography man, devil or god.
Cyrus was a great liberator and diplomat, alexander a great general and courageous leader it is impossible to compare these two persons, they lived in different times, they had different cultures and they had different motivations to conquer. The earlier of these two men was alexander the great, records indicate that he was born in the summer of 356 bc alexander was the son of philip ii, king of macedonia, and olympias stories say that on the same day that alexander was born, the temple of diana at ephesus, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, burned down. Napoleon, empress wu, franklin d roosevelt, oliver cromwell, akbar, stalin history provides many examples of strong leaders who left their marks, for better or for worse but what the past will not do is provide the magic formula for how to become an effective leader looking for clear lessons in. Ghengis khan has to be #5, for the fact that he conquered the entire known world, as alexander did, and his grandson kublai became the emperor of china, that marco polo met, so civilization was advanced by him as well, if only indirectly.