Military

The Battles of Alexander the Great

A list of all important battles fought by Alexander the Great. This battles list includes any Alexander the Great battles, conflicts, campaigns, wars, skirmishes or military engagements of any kind. This list displays the battles Alexander the Great fought in alphabetically, but the battles/military engagements contain information such as where the battle was fought and who else was involved. Examples of items on this list include Siege of Tyre and Battle of the Hydaspes.

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  • The Balkan campaign of Alexander the Great took place in 335 BC, against a number of rebellious vassals of the Macedonian kingdom. Alexander successfully pacified each in turn, leaving him free to ...more
  • The Indian campaign of Alexander the Great began in 326 BC. After conquering the Achaemenid Empire of Persia, the Macedonian king Alexander launched a campaign into the northwestern Indian ...more
  • The Battle of Chaeronea is an historical military event represented in fiction in the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe. Victory by the Macedonians over Athens, Thebes, and their allies at Chaeronea ...more
  • The Battle of Gaugamela, also called the Battle of Arbela, was the decisive battle of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. In 331 BC Alexander's army of the Hellenic ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • The Battle of the Persian Gate was a military conflict between Achaemenid Persian army, commanded by the satrap of Persis, Ariobarzanes, and the invading Macedonian army, commanded by Alexander the ...more
  • The Battle of Uxian Defile was fought by Alexander the Great against the Uxian tribe of the Persian Empire. The battle raged on the mountain range between the key Persian cities of Susa and ...more
  • The Battle of Thebes was a battle that took place between Alexander the Great and the Greek city state of Thebes in 335 BC immediately outside of and in the city proper. After being made Hegemon of ...more
  • The rise of Macedon, from a small kingdom at the periphery of classical Greek affairs to one which came to dominate the entire Hellenic world, occurred in the space of just 25 years, between 359 and ...more
  • Cyropolis was the largest of seven towns in the region that Alexander the Great targeted for conquest in 329 BC. His goal was the conquest of Sogdiana. Alexander first sent Craterus to Cyropolis, the ...more
  • During the Siege of Gaza, Alexander the Great, by utilizing the engines he had employed against Tyre, succeeded in reaching the walls. After three unsuccessful assaults, the stronghold was taken by ...more
  • The Siege of Halicarnassus was fought between Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Persian Empire in 334 BC. Alexander, who had no navy, was constantly being threatened by the Persian navy. It ...more
  • The Siege of Miletus was Alexander the Great's first naval encounter with the Achaemenid Empire. This minor siege was directed against the inhabitants of Miletus, a city in southern Ionia, in Caria, ...more
  • The Siege of Pelium was undertaken by Alexander the Great against the Illyrian tribes of what is modern-day Albania. It was critical for Alexander to take this pass as it provided easy access to ...more
  • The Siege of Tyre was orchestrated by Alexander the Great in 332 BC during his campaigns against the Persians. The Macedonian army was unable to capture the city, which was a strategic coastal base ...more
  • Sogdian Rock or Rock of Ariamazes, a fortress located north of Bactria in Sogdiana, was captured by the forces of Alexander the Great in the early spring of 327 BC as part of his conquest of the ...more
  • The wars of Alexander the Great were fought by King Alexander III of Macedon, first against the Achaemenid Persian Empire, under its "King of Kings" Darius III, and then against local chieftains and ...more