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Kiro Gligorov (b.1917) has been the president of Macedonia since January 1991 and was reelected in 1994. Branko Crvenkovski was made prime minister in September 1992. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 1910–1997) was from Skopje but left at age 17 to join a convent in Calcutta, India. In 1948, Mother Teresa left the convent to found the Missionaries of Charity. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Phillip II (382 BC –336 BC ) was the father of Alexander the Great. During Philip II's reign of 359–336 BC , he established a federal system of Greek States. Macedonian Alexander the Great (356 BC –323 BC ) founded an enormous empire that extended from Greece to northern India. Cassandar (353 BC –297 BC ) succeeded Alexander the Great, and was king of Macedonia between 316 BC and 297 BC . To consolidate his power, Cassandar murdered Alexander's mother, widow, and son. Philip V (237 BC – 179 BC ) warred against the Romans and tried to rebuild the kingdom.

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Jan 30, 2012 @ 7:07 am
Thank you! You actually answered all my questions. I was doing a project of Macedonia in which I needed a good and descriptive summary of it's history.

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