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Scipio Africanus
  • Name: Scipio Africanus
  • Born: 236 or 235 BC
  • Died: 183 BC (aged 52–53)
  • Known for: Defeating the Carthaginian general Hannibal

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (/ˈskɪpi/; 236/235 – 183 BC) 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. He is best known for defeating Hannibal at the final Battle of Zama (near modern Zama, Tunisia) in 202 BC. The victory was one of the feats that earned him the agnomen Africanus.

Awards: Roman triumph

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