Alexander the Great named a city after his horse.

Alexander the Great named a city after his horse.

 

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Statue of Alexander the Great riding Bucephalus and carrying a winged statue of Nike. Image credit: Carole Raddato, cc2.0

Alexander‘s favorite horse was named Bucephalus, whom he tamed during his youth and loved dearly. After Bucephalus died in battle, Alexander named the city beside the battlefield Bucephala in his honor.

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