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ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Possibly the greatest military commander the world has ever seen, Alexander the Great conquered most of the entire known world and kept going, discovering entirely new lands and cultures and usually kicking their ass. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he might have done so while being three sheets to the wind the entire time. Popular accounts have Al drinking undiluted wine (when most Macedonians tended to water it down a bit) at virtually every meal, night and day, and occasionally during quiet points in battles.
Most infamously, Alexander got so sloshed at a party in Samarkand that he murdered one of his best friends, Cleitus the Black, a man who had personally saved his life on the battlefield. That marked the beginning of the end for Al and his overextended empire, as the once-confident ruler was racked with depression and regret, which didn’t really help his drinking problem. Eventually Alexander succumbed to a mysterious ailment, said by some to have been liver failure.