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Alexander the Great
(356BC-323BC) born on Sep 20

Macedonian ruler. "The Conqueror of the World" forged the largest western empire of ancient world, from Greece to North India.

At his time, about 2,300 years ago, epilepsy was known as "the sacred disease" because of the belief that those who had seizures were possessed by evil spirits or touched by the gods and should be treated by invoking mystical powers.

Quotes:

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

I assure you I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Do you not think it a matter worthy of lamentation that when there is such a vast multitude of them [worlds], we have not yet conquered one?

I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.

 

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