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Battle of the Granicus

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Battle of Granicus - May 334 B.C.E.

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A Moment In History: The Battle of Granicus

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BATTLE of GRANICUS

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The Battle of the Granicus

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Battle of Granicus

The Battle of the Granicus River in May 334 BC was the first of three major battles fought between Alexander the Great and the Persian Empire. Fought in Northwestern Asia Minor, near the site of Troy, it was here that Alexander defeated the forces of the Persian satraps of Asia Minor, including a large force of Greek mercenaries led by Memnon of Rhodes.
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