When you hear Hannibal now people automatically think of the fictional movie character that was a cannibal due to pop culture, but long before that, Hannibal Barca gave the name its legacy. Hannibal Barca was born in the year 247 B.C. in North Africa which at the time was named Carthage. Hannibal live during a time where there was constant war in the Mediterranean as the Roman republic ruled these lands. Hannibal at young age made an oath to his father to never become allies with Rome and forever fight against Roman Oppression and rule.
Hannibal Became the Military leader of the North African Army of Carthage after his fathers death. He would lead his troops of over 100,000 fearless African Soldiers into many battles during the Punic wars with many of Rome’s Allies, destroying them and occupying their land and establishing dominance on the way to take on the Roman empire. Barca’s had a genius ability to determine an opponents strengths and weakness’ then use them to his advantage. He is legendary for using battalions of tamed elephants during battle and brilliant strategies of attack along with an overwhelming force that had never been seen before in war. In one legendary battle Hanniial annihilated and embarrassed the Roman empire by killing over 70,000 Roman soldiers and only losing 6,000 of his own in one day.
Hannibal Barca would win countless battles against his oppressors, he only truly loss to old age as he was 64 years old when Romans finally captured him after he was betrayed. Instead of giving Romans any satisfaction by allowing them to torture or imprison him, Hannibal Barca took his own life using poison to ensure his legacy as the strong and fearless, leader of North Africa. White Historians try to lie about or hide the importance of this Great Black Leader because of the huge embarrassments he gave to the Roman empire and because he was African. They even try to hide the fact that he was Black at all, Historians try to depict him as a White Man, but his North African Roots and family along with coins depicting a clear image of an African Man on one side along with his famous elephants on the other. Learn the Truth about your Rich History. SanCopha Salute!
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