Person:Scipio Africanus (1)

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Scipio Africanus _____
b.235 BC
d.183 BC
  1. Scipio Africanus _____235 - 183
  2. Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus _____ - Aft 183
  1. Cornelia Africana Major _____Abt 201 -
  2. Lucius Cornelius Scipio _____ - Bet 174 & 170
  3. Cornelia Africana _____Bet 191 & 190 - 100
Facts and Events
Name Scipio Africanus _____
Gender Male
Marriage to Aemilia Tertia _____
Death[1] 183 BC
Birth[1] 235 BC
Reference Number? Q2253?


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Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (; 236–183 BC), also known as Scipio Africanus-Major, Scipio Africanus the Elder and Scipio the Great, was a Roman general and later consul who is often regarded as one of the greatest military commanders and strategists of all time. His main achievements were during the Second Punic War where he is best known for defeating Hannibal at the final battle of the Battle of Zama in 202 BC, one of the feats that earned him the agnomen Africanus.

Prior to this battle (near modern Zama, Tunisia) Scipio also conquered Carthaginian Iberia, culminating in the Battle of Ilipa (near Alcalá del Río, Spain) in 206 BC against Hannibal's brother Mago Barca.

Although considered a hero by the general Roman populace, primarily for his contributions in the struggle against the Carthaginians, Scipio was reviled by other patricians of his day. In his later years, he was tried for bribery and treason, unfounded charges that were only meant to discredit him before the public. Disillusioned by the ingratitude of his peers, Scipio left Rome and withdrew from public life.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Scipio Africanus, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.