Hannibal barca, son of hamilcar barca, was a carthaginian general of such brilliance that he is comparable to julius caesar, alexander the great, pyrrhus of epirus and scipio africanus (who became great studying hannibal, and finally defeated him. Abandoned by his own people, hannibal then spent the last 20 years of his life as a fugitive, on the run from the romans, who wanted him dead eventually cornered in bithynia (modern northwest turkey), he committed suicide by taking poison, so was denied even a soldier's death in battle. Hannibal attacked the besieging armies with his full force in 211, and attempted to entice them away by a sudden march through samnium which brought him within 3 miles of rome, but caused more alarm than real danger to the city. Hannibal (hǎnnibal barca, 247 bc – 183/2/1 bc), was a carthaginian statesman and general he was the greatest enemy of the roman republic hannibal is most famous for what he did in the second punic war.
Hannibal barca: a life from beginning to end by: hourly history instead, the first kennedy to suffer an untimely death was the oldest brother, and the one originally expected to achieve a preeminent place in politics and constantly reminded him of his political destiny joseph kennedy, sr, who would reach the upper echelons of the. Since his meteoric life and tragic death, hannibal barca comes across the centuries as the military commander with few, if any equals a courageous leader, brilliant tactician, and steadfast soldier in the service of his beloved carthage, hannibal existed for one sole purpose: to defeat and, if possible, to eliminate the power of rome(livy p207. Hannibal began the second punic war with a successful siege against the roman city of saguntum which barred his way to the alps he lost three quarters of his army crossing the alps, and he had no. Hannibal barca was born in carthage (present-day tunisia) in approximately 247 bc he was the son of carthaginian general hamilcar barca (barca meaning thunderbolt.
Hannibal barca and scipio africanus met during the second punic war at the battle of zama hannibal barca had long been a thorn in the side of rome, having defeated roman armies on numerous. Two men, arch enemies, one destiny hannibal barca, of carthage, is at war with mighty rome before the most horrific day in the history of war, (most soldiers considered it a death sentence) sometime later he retires from public life but it's not over for hannibal he becomes, not just a statesman in carthage, but a good one. Hannibal was born into a prestigious carthaginian family in 247 bc, as the first punic war (264–241 bc) was drawing to a close in the waning years of that war, hannibal's father, hamilcar, had waged a brilliant guerilla campaign in sicily and conducted daring raids against the italian coast, earning the nickname barca or thunderbolt, a name that was adopted by his descendants.
An epic trilogy depicting the life of hannibal barca the first would be trasimene, depicting his young life and ending with his victory there the second (and best, as per trilogy rules) entry would be cannae (duh), with most of the movie just being the build-up and the battle being fought out. Hannibal: second punic war and hannibal essay hannibal barca hannibal was the son of hamilcar barca, and is arguable one of the greatest military leaders of all time birth and early life born in 247 bce, carthage to the great hamilcar barca, hannibal grew very much in a military environment. Literally, from rome to hannibal barca seven years after the battle of zama, whereupon the latter was removed from the leadership of carthage and forced into exile.
Hannibal barca (/ ˈ h æ n ɪ b əl / ḥnb‘l brq 247 – between 183 and 181 bc) was a carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history his father hamilcar barca was the leading carthaginian commander during the first punic warhis younger brothers were mago and hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to hasdrubal the fair. His name was hannibal barca (246-183 bc), the greatest general of carthage, whose name rang through the ages as the scourge of rome hamilcar barca, hannibal's father, considered his own sons, hannibal, hasdrubal and mago, his lion's brood as a roman later called these three future generals. Cottrell's hannibal: enemy of rome is an easy read that pulls you into the world of hannibal barca and ancient rome over 2,000 years ago i bought this book after getting interested in hannibal when watching a documentary.
Hannibal barca, barca meaning lightning was not a family it was an epithet that hamilcar used and his son chose to use was born in the year 247 bc hannibal had a brother-in-law named hasdrubal who served in the closing of the first punic war and a further conquest in hispania he was assassinated by a celt in 228 bc. Presentation of hannibal barca by trestan smith date of birth and death hannibal barca was born 247 bc, carthage, tunisia hannibal died in gebze, turkey with a unknown date. Hannibal (mercy or favor of baal), son of hamilcar barca, was born in 247 bc after carthage's defeat in the first punic war , hamilcar set about the task of improving carthage's fortunes to do this, hamilcar began the subjugation of the tribes of spain. Hannibal barca was born to hamilcar barca, the carthaginian leader in 247 bc his father was involved in the first punic war where carthage was defeated at a very young age, he vowed he would use fire and steel to destroy the destiny of rome.
In the world's first global conflict, hannibal barca marched up and down the italian peninsula for 18 years, appearing well nigh invincible to a rome which began to doubt itself for the first time in its history. Hannibal (247 – 183 x 181 bc), fully hannibal barca, was a punic carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Hannibal the wily carthaginian general is one of the foremost military strategists ever a genius of war, he took the battle into the homeland of rome - the superpower of the time and roamed the length and breadth of the italian peninsula with impunity.