Master Strategist 247 – 183 B.C.
King Hannibal Barca was one of the most brilliant military strategists to have ever lived. He conquered major portions of Europe, particularly Italy and Spain. His clever and complex operations defied common logic and are studied even today by military leaders worldwide.
King Hannibal is considered by many historians to be the most powerful military general the world has ever known. Napoleon himself is quoted as rating him first among the seven greatest military generals of all time. Some of King Hannibal’s, most noticeable characteristics were constant strategic planning, courage, patience and persistence.