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Alexander 1

Line breaks: Alex|an¦der
Pronunciation: /ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndə/
( 356–323 bc), king of Macedon 336–323, son of Philip II; known as Alexander the Great. He conquered Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab; in Egypt he founded the city of Alexandria.

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commander, demander, Lahnda, slander

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Alexander 2 Line breaks: Alex|an¦der
Pronunciation: /ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndə/
1The name of three kings of Scotland:
1.1 Alexander I ( circa 1077–1124), son of Malcolm III, reigned 1107–24.
1.2 Alexander II ( 1198–1249), son of William I of Scotland, reigned 1214–49.
1.3 Alexander III ( 1241–86), son of Alexander II, reigned 1249–86.

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Alexander 3 Line breaks: Alex|an¦der
Pronunciation: /ˌalɪɡˈzɑːndə/
1The name of three tsars of Russia:
1.1 Alexander I ( 1777–1825), reigned 1801–25.
1.2 Alexander II ( 1818–81), son of Nicholas I, reigned 1855–81; known as Alexander the Liberator. His reforms included limited emancipation of the serfs.
1.3 Alexander III ( 1845–94), son of Alexander II, reigned 1881–94. He reversed many of his father’s reforms, resulting in a dangerous situation in Russia.

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