Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great was the king of Macedon in the 4th century BC and one of the most successful military commanders in human history.

Biography[edit | edit source]

As a boy, his tutor was the Athenian philosopher Aristotle. Alexander was so impressed with him that, as an adult, he did not wipe out the Greeks, though he did enslave them. He retained an interest in Greek theatre after beginning his conquests. (AUDIO: Mask of Tragedy)

Alexander was once targeted by android assassins, but was saved by Time Agents Jack Harkness and John Hart, who claimed them to be Persians. Giving the pair his thanks, Alexander had sex with both Jack and John before being caught in the act by Hephaestion. (AUDIO: The Death of Captain Jack)

Alexander led a great conquest that ended when his armies mutinied at the borders of Magadha and demanded to return home. (PROSE: Dharmayuddha)

In May 323 BC, the First Doctor and his companions Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright met Alexander in Babylon, ultimately being present for his death the following month. (AUDIO: Farewell, Great Macedon)

Undated events[edit | edit source]

Alexander falsely believed that he had obtained the Lance of Longinus. (COMIC: Project: Longinus)

References[edit | edit source]

In 1289, the Venetian explorer Marco Polo hoped that by presenting the Doctor's TARDIS to Kublai Khan, the Khan would become "mightier" than Alexander the Great. (TV: "The Roof of the World")

Immediately after his third regeneration, the Fourth Doctor recalled his encounter with Alexander the Great. Temporary memory loss caused him to refer to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart as Alexander. (TV: Robot)

The Fourth Doctor later mocked the Kaled General Ravon by calling him "Alexander the Great." (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)

The Fifth Doctor described Alexander as "a dreadful bore" to his companions Tegan Jovanka and Turlough. (PROSE: The Crystal Bucephalus)

Ian told Pendolin, the curator of the Time Museum, that it was Alexander who taught him how to ride a horse. (AUDIO: The Time Museum)

In the 2190s, the Eighth Doctor's former companion Lucie Miller sarcastically referred to his great-grandson Alex Campbell as "Alexander the Great" due to his willingness to attack the Dalek occupation forces in North America. (AUDIO: Lucie Miller)

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