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National Geographic Logo By Amy Briggs of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 10: Childhood friends, Alexander the Great (right) and his general Hephaestion (center) were close companions for their whole lives. Many historians believe the two were lovers, but ended the amorous side of their relationship when it was to marry and start a family. Hephaestion remained a trusted favorite of Alexander throughout his career. His sudden death in 324 B.C. deeply affected Alexander, who openly mourned him. They were said to look so much alike, that some couldn't tell them apart.

Alexander the Great and Hephaestion

Childhood friends, Alexander the Great (right) and his general Hephaestion (center) were close companions for their whole lives. Many historians believe the two were lovers, but ended the amorous side of their relationship when it was to marry and start a family. Hephaestion remained a trusted favorite of Alexander throughout his career. His sudden death in 324 B.C. deeply affected Alexander, who openly mourned him. They were said to look so much alike, that some couldn't tell them apart.

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