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List Of Wars of Alexander the Great Battles

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List of every major Wars of Alexander the Great battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Wars of Alexander the Great battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Wars of Alexander the Great, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Wars of Alexander the Great list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Wars of Alexander the Great battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

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Battle of Issus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List Of Wars of Alexander the Great Battles
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The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Persia, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia. The invading Macedonian troops defeated Persia. After the Hellenic League soundly defeated the Persian satraps of Asia Minor at the Battle of the Granicus, Darius took personal command of his army. He gathered reinforcements and led his men in a surprise march behind the Hellenic advance to cut their line of supply. This forced Alexander to countermarch, setting the stage for the battle near the mouth of the Pinarus River and the town of Issus. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Issus, Turkey

Part of: Wars of Alexander the Great

Combatants: Macedonia, Achaemenid Empire

Commanders: Alexander the Great, Darius III

Battle of Jaxartes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List Of Wars of Alexander the Great Battles
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Battle of Jaxartes

The Battle of Jaxartes was a battle fought in 329 BC by Alexander the Great and his Macedonian army against the Scythians at the Syr Darya River, the modern name for the River Jaxartes. Today the site of the battle straddles the borders of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, just southwest of the ancient city of Tashkent and northeast of Khujand. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Syr Darya

Part of: Wars of Alexander the Great

Combatants: Macedonia

Commanders: Alexander the Great

Battle of the Granicus ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List Of Wars of Alexander the Great Battles
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Battle of the Granicus

The Battle of the Granicus River in May 334 BC was the first of three major battles fought between Alexander the Great and the Persian Empire. Fought in Northwestern Asia Minor, near the site of Troy, it was here that Alexander defeated the forces of the Persian satraps of Asia Minor, including a large force of Greek mercenaries led by Memnon of Rhodes. The battle took place on the road from Abydos to Dascylium, at the crossing of the Granicus River. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Anatolia

Part of: Wars of Alexander the Great

Combatants: Macedonia, Achaemenid Empire, Greece

Commanders: Alexander the Great

Battle of the Hydaspes ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List Of Wars of Alexander the Great Battles
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The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Paurava kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River in the Punjab near Bhera. This battle is considered as Alexander's costliest by many historians, Peter Connolly notable amongst them. The battle resulted in a complete Macedonian victory and the annexation of the Punjab, which lay beyond the confines of the defeated Persian empire, into the Alexandrian Empire. Alexander's decision to cross the monsoon-swollen river despite close Indian surveillance, in order to catch Porus' army in the flank, has been referred as one of his "masterpieces". Although victorious, it was also the most costly ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Punjab, Pakistan, Pakistan

Part of: Wars of Alexander the Great

Combatants: Macedonia, Achaemenid Empire, Persian Empire

Commanders: Alexander the Great, King Porus

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