A month before his 33rd birthday Alexander of Macedonia (Alexander The Great) became ill with a fever and the fever worsened. Soon he was barely able to speak.
He was asked to whom the empire should go Alexander whispered, "To the strongest of course!"
About ten days before he would have become 33 years of age Alexander, the ruler of a world empire he had created himself, died.
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