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Bucephalus (byōōsĕ´fələs), favorite horse of Alexander the Great. There are legends of his speed and the wondrous deeds that Alexander performed while riding him. He died in 326 BC after the battle on the Hydaspes River. The city Bucephala was founded there by Alexander in his honor.

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Bucephalus the favourite horse of Alexander the Great, who tamed the horse as a boy and took it with him on his campaigns until its death, after a battle, in 326 bc. The name in Greek means literally ‘ox-headed’.