Great conquerors of antiquity
Epic past rolls over to the limit. Great generals led their troops forward, laughing at death and pillaging army of enemies. These dudes sure your life was more fun.
Millions of victims and hundreds of feats – so the formation of civilizations. The victory brought the conquerors wealth and power. Large victory gave immortality.
In this article we will tell you of the brilliant conquerors of antiquity, was able to achieve greatness and decorate a picture of your own face every school history textbook. Mere mortals, but exalted to the level of gods, they were not ideal morality. On the contrary, greed and vanity were at the forefront of their reckless personalities. Know the history of these brave guys useful for the overall development, and a sober assessment of their own forces in life.
Alexander The Great
Origin: the Great conqueror was born in the distant year 356 BC in the Macedonian capital, Pella. The father of a young legend was king Philip, which led to good prospects for career advancement heir.
The formation of personality: Raised by his mother, ascended to the throne after his father’s death. By the way, smart son was not discouraged, and immediately destroyed the next of kin who could claim the throne, and continued to enjoy life.
Features: boundless courage and ambition are the key traits of a frivolous character of the conqueror, with the youth harmoniously supplemented by chronic alcoholism. Alexander loved the revelry and could walk all night. But, as time has shown, feats and battle, he loved still more.
The path of the conqueror: Met at Delphi, the Oracle named Pythia (Yes, the one from the movie «the Matrix»), Alexander asked her about his fate. According to legend, and exclaimed: «You will not win, my son!» And so was born positive psychology, and most importantly, began a time of great conquest!
Gathering the army (which was not difficult in the role of the king), Alexander organized a March to the North and conquered Thebes. Then under the swords of his warriors fell of the army of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt. Jewels and treasures fell to the feet, but the conqueror was not enough.
With 331 330 PP. to H. E. the commander perpetrated the defeat of the Persian Empire, and in 325 326 PP. to the n. E. was held victorious campaign to India.
In the end: Thanks to military successes, Alexander was the most successful conqueror of the Ancient world. He had not suffered a single defeat, and founded a vast Empire, which, according to Murphy’s law, broke up almost immediately after his death.
Attila, Scourge Of God
Origin: Where and when was Attila the Hun, nicknamed the scourge of God, is unknown. But historians know that the conqueror was from the Royal family of the Huns and had a very ugly appearance: sunken small eyes, a depressed flat nose and rare gray beard. In General, it was not the ideal of beauty even by the standards 444.
The formation of personality: Attila ruled the tribes of the Huns with his brother Bleda. Special aggressive success, this fact did not bring the local defeat of one of the first German States and the campaign against Byzantium.
Radically it all changed when Attila decided to kill his own brother, gaining control of all the tribes of the Huns. Here’s an old idea for the startup came out.
Features:a cunning strategist and a brave warrior. History remembers him as the embodiment of horror, a man ruthless and merciless.
The path of the conqueror: On the warpath paved by Attila, first do not faint army of Byzantium, which fell under the cavalry of the combined forces of the Huns, forcing their own leader to go to the humiliating terms of peace.
The adventure continued after the Eastern Roman Empire, Attila decided to go to Galiyu. Then occurred the famous battle of the catalaunian plains, where the combined forces of the Empire and of the Kingdom of Toulouse the Visigoths temporarily stopped the army of the Huns, forcing the conqueror to retreat. However, just a year Attila rallied, returned and attacked Rome.
Laceration of the Roman Empire lasted until the death of the commander, who died, according to tradition, during sex with another wife, after a noble feast.
In the end: Attila conquered the area from the Volga in the East to France in the West, conquered the territory of the Balkans, Central Europe and Northern Italy.
After the death of the great conqueror, the Kingdom disintegrated, and Huns assimilated other peoples, including Slavs.
Origin: According to tradition, the conqueror was born, «clutching in his right hand congealed clot of blood». In the childhood of Genghis Khan’s name was Temujin, which is not any easier to pronounce unprepared Slav. The founder and first great Khan of the Mongol Empire has begun its way from the bottom, lived in poverty, wandering in the steppes, eating roots.
The formation of personality: oddly enough, but Temudgin’s life began to improve after he got married. Full of life together with the woman, the future conqueror decided to unwind and headed to the mightiest of the then leaders of the steppe – Tooraloo, whose support he managed to garner.
Features: the Conqueror possessed potentially humanistic feature – the desire to keep alive as many people from the district of the enemy, so that later they fought for him. This artful management had its fruits: the army of Genghis Khan was expanding, and victory multiplied.
The path of the conqueror: Victory commander began conquering nearby tribes and establishing over them in total control. Thus, Mongolia was United, and Genghis Khan received the title of great Khan.
Being a great strategist, before any invasion of Genghis Khan was involved in exploration, including economic, that was a brilliant pioneering techniques of those times. Opponents suffered defeat not so much in battle, how much at fault the deep cavalry raids, blocked communication.
Discipline in the army was kept in fear of death fled from the battlefield had broken the spine in the best traditions of the Ancient world. But killing not only of a coward. Together with the refugee in the light sent all ten of his men, which included a deserter.
That in the end, Genghis Khan conquered Mongolia, China, southern Siberia, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, came to our native Russia, and defeated them at the battle of Kalka. Remained in the memory of mankind as a fierce and ruthless conqueror.
Origin: Timur was born in the family of a local nobleman of the Mongolian origin of the genus Barlas. The commander was the great-grandson of Genghis Khan since childhood and have hatched a devious dream to restore the great Empire of his ancestor, fragmented at that time into small principalities.
Personal development: As a devout Muslim Tamerlan had 18 wives. Lucky for him, right? Joy in life is found not only in the carnal pleasures and the aggressive campaigns, but also in art and in passion for science. His capital Samarkand was the most beautiful city of the time, what characterizes the Governor as a reasonable person with good aesthetic taste.
Features: as a youth in one of the battles He was wounded in the knee, then limped all his life, so he was called «iron hromets» (tamer-lang).
There is a legend that suggests that if be opened the tomb of Tamerlane and disturb his remains, Wake up «spirit of war». The curse became a reality on the morning of 22 June 1941 when Soviet archaeologists opened the grave of Timur in Samarkand – the Great Patriotic war. Striking coincidences continued. After studying the remains of the conqueror was put in place on 19 November 1942. This day started crushing the red Army counteroffensive at Stalingrad in the war came a radical change.
The path of the conqueror: the Main opponent of the Tamerlane state was the Golden Horde, then Russia paid tribute. The commander dealt the enemy a number of sensitive defeats, at the same time bringing the liberation of the Slavs from the yoke of the Horde.
That in the end, Conquered the territory of Central Asia, southern Kazakhstan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, came to Ankara, Delhi and Yelets. Loved war, but did not differ bloodlust and excessive cruelty. Remember a great statesman and a brilliant General.