Alexander the Great character jug designed by Caroline Dadd and modeled by Robert I. Tabbenor, and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 2005 limited edition of 250 for UK International Ceramics. Alexander III (356-323 B.C.) was one of the greatest generals of all time and one of the most powerful personalities of antiquity. He was king of Macedon, conqueror of much of Asia and influential in the spread of Hellenism throughout the Middle East and into Asia. He succeeded to the throne in 336 B.C. and immediately showed his talent for leadership by quieting the restive cities of Greece. After a string of aggressive conquests, Alexander became the ruler of the Persian Empire. In Greece people resented Alexander's request that he be treated as a god and many resisted his Eastern ways. In 323 B.C., Alexander was planning a voyage by sea around Arabia when he caught a fever and died at the age of thirty-three. He had accomplished greater conquests than any before him, but lacked time to mold the government of the lands he had taken. A shield and tower form the handle of this jug.