Roman Leader

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

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Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus left the world with the legacy of although being born into a very strong and powerful family in Rome, he is known best for his defeat of Hannibal Barca at the Battle of Zama. This victory awarded him with his agnomen “Africanus”.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Career

Born into one of the greatest patriotic families of Rome, was Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had all been consul as leaders of Rome. Although this may have been an advantage to his military career as a general, he still did great duties. When grown he married his wife Aemilia, daughter of Aemilius Paullus. Together they had their two sons Publius and Lucius.

A major battle that Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus was a huge contributor to was the Battle of Zama. Carthaginians wanted peace terms, but Hannibal Barca later returned to Africa. This led to renewal of the Second Punic War in 202 B.C.He reformed the Roman military that fought in the battle. Then defeating Hannibal Barca, this accomplishment marked the ending of Hannibal Barca's significant amount of power. This was the height of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus' career as a general and was also awarded with the agnomen “Africanus” for his duties and achievement at the Battle of Zama. Another battle that took place that was not as significant, though, was when he launched a combined military and naval assault on the enemy's headquarters at Carthago Nova, knowing that all three enemy armies in Spain were at least 10 days worth of traveling from the city. In Carthago Nova he gained stores and supplies, Spanish hostages, local silver mines, a harbor, and a base to advance farther south. He then secured Gades (Cádiz).

After his military career he was elected consul in the years of 205 and 194. Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus then died around the age of 52 (235-183) from a homicidal attack.

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Dwight David Eisenhower although while president he avoided war, he is best known for being the 34 president of the United States and his major helping in the World Wars (I and II).

Dwight David Eisenhower Career

Dwight David Eisenhower was the third of seven sons to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stoven Born October 14, 1890. He always excelled in high school sports and received good grades. In 1916 he married his wife, Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower. Soon They had their two sons John Eisenhower and Doud Eisenhower.

During Eisenhowers military career he was a helpful leader in the World Wars. During the first World War he help soldiers train for the tank corps at Fort Meade in 1920, which gave him the opportunity to become familiar with armor that little got to observe. Many soldiers and men trusted Eisenhower. He basically was an essential man in the alliance against Adolf Hitler. Next was World War II. In 1950 President Harry Truman recalled Eisenhower to become the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe troops. Eisenhower directed the buildup of military forces for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). His highest contribution was to develop a sense of partnership with the NATO member nations. Europeans found that they could trust a man who shared the same desire for peace. He was assigned to the General Staff in Washington where he designed war plans to defeat Germany and Japan. Eisenhower was soon promoted to Assistant Chief of Staff overseeing the Operations Division under Chief of Staff. He then became Chief of the War Plans Division.

Later following his military career he became the 34 president of the United States of America. He then died March 27, 1969 from a cardiovascular disease at the age of 78 years old.

Similarities between people more than 1000 years apart?

Although Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Dwight David Eisenhower were separated by age, both were major contributors and essential to winning each war or battle they fought in. A similarity between both of these successful men were that they both reformed or trained new troops. The troops were from different divisions, but they helps build up a stronger military to help there side and allies. Another similarity between the two was that defeated men who had significant power, Hannibal Barca and Adolf Hitler. The men, though, came from different backgrounds. Eisenhower was just an average student and graduated from high school, but Scipio Africanus was born into a powerful family. Even though Scipio Africanus began with slight amount of power he still worked hard to defeat enemies ofRome. Both men overall have helped there countries and left the world with a great legacy.


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