Alexander We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Alexander.
Alexander the Great - a song by Iron Maiden
Alexander the Medium - a song by Jefferson Airplane
Alexander's Ragtime Band - a song by Irving Berlin
Alexander's Ragtime Band - a song by Ray Charles
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst) - Have you ever had a just a terrible day? You are sure to identify with Alexander! Recommended for ages 4-6.
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse (Leo Lionni) - Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical mouse, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move (Judith Viorst) - The rest of Alexander's family is moving a thousand miles away, but there's NO way Alexander is going to leave his best friend, his favorite babysitter, or all the places and people he's known all his life. Even if he has to live in a tree house or a tent or a cave! Recommended for ages 3-6.
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Ursula Le Guin) - Wonderful Alexander, the kitten who is the biggest, strongest, and loudest in his family, thinks he is destined for wonderful things. No sooner has he set out to explore on his own than he is chased up a tree and stuck there. His rescuer, Jane, a black kitten with wings, leads him to her home, where Alexander meets the other Catwings. Alexander soon learns how he can repay Jane, who has been so wonderful to him. He helps Jane confront her greatest fear. Recommended for ages 5-9.
Famous People Named Alexander - Alexander Graham Bell (inventor); Alexander Fleming (medicine); Alexander the Great (legendary military general); Alexander Haig (politician)
Famous People who Named their Son Alexander - Aristotle Onassis (tycoon); Chris Evert (tennis player); Cleopatra (Queen of Egypt); Colleen Dewhurst (actress); James Caan (actor); Lauren Holly (actress); Leonard Bernstein (composer/conductor); Liev Schreiber (actor); Lindsay Wagner (actress); Liz Claiborne (designer); Melanie Griffith (actress); Naomi Watts (actress); William Hurt (actor); Yakov Smirnoff (comic)
Alexander Hamilton (c. 11 Jan 1755 – 12 Jul 1804) - Alexander Hamilton is an important figure in United States history. After fighting in the Revolutionary War, not only did Hamilton go on to be one of our Founding Fathers, but he was also the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Fittingly, his face appears on our $10 bill. True to his name "Alexander", he was a patriot, a soldier and a statesman. A blunt, practical man, he also had a temper which ultimately led to his dual with Aaron Burr and his subsequent death.
Alexander the Great (4th Century B.C.) - It's been said that Alexander's father spoke these words: "My son, seek thee out a kingdom equal to thyself; Macedonia has not room for thee." Clearly, that's what Alexander went out to accomplish; and indeed, he did! By all accounts, Alexander is considered one of the greatest military generals of all time. During 12 years of epic battles, Alexander's empire spread from Greece to the Himalayas in northern India down to North Africa. His brief glory days were short-lived due to his untimely death at the age of 32. Alexander the Great was a contemporary of the early days of the Roman Republic. He was revered as an icon by the Roman Emperors who sought to emulate his success and legacy. It has been said that even Julius Caesar was jealous of Alexander the Great's accomplishments.