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Alexander the Great

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    Alexander the Great

    (d. 334 B.C.E. )

    Arabic al-Iskandar. Conqueror of Egypt and the Persian Achaemenid Empire and founder of cities. Often identified with Dhu al-Qarnayn, “the two-horned” of the Quran ( 18:83–94 ), who figures prominently in Muslim eschatology by serving the cause of the righteous. Considered a Muslim believer and by some a prophet.

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