Although only 32 when he died, Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military leaders in history. He built a massive empire and was the king of Macedon, Egypt, Persia and Asia when it is suspected he was assassinated by poison in 323 BC. Alexander is shown here taming a legendary horse named Bucephalus. The enormous steed died shortly after Alexander’s decisive victory at the Battle of Hydaspes in 326 BC. This bronze statue by John Steell in front of the Edinburgh City Chambers was created in 1884.