Hamilcar Barca

275 BC - 228 BC

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Hamilcar Barca or Barcas (Punic: 𐤇𐤌𐤋𐤒𐤓𐤕𐤟𐤁𐤓𐤒, Ḥomilqart Baraq; c. 275–228 BC) was a Carthaginian general and statesman, leader of the Barcid family, and father of Hannibal, Hasdrubal and Mago. He was also father-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair. Hamilcar commanded the Carthaginian land forces in Sicily from 247 BC to 241 BC, during the latter stages of the First Punic War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hamilcar Barca has received more than 1,026,701 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Hamilcar Barca is the 142nd most popular military personnel (down from 65th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Tunisia (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Tunisian Military Personnel.

Hamilcar Barca was a Carthaginian general who is most famous for his role in the Second Punic War.

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Among military personnels, Hamilcar Barca ranks 142 out of 2,058Before him are Eli Cohen, Ferdinand Schörner, Robert Peary, August von Mackensen, Chester W. Nimitz, and Ubba. After him are Zhou Yu, Pyotr Bagration, José de San Martín, Draža Mihailović, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky.

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Among people born in 275 BC, Hamilcar Barca ranks 1After him are Gnaeus Naevius, Demetrius II Aetolicus, and Rhianus. Among people deceased in 228 BC, Hamilcar Barca ranks 1After him are Ziaelas of Bithynia, and Arsames I.

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Among people born in Tunisia, Hamilcar Barca ranks 10 out of 210Before him are Tertullian (155), Terence (-185), Cyprian (200), Habib Bourguiba (1903), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), and Gordian II (190). After him are Masinissa (-238), Mago Barca (-243), Clodius Albinus (150), Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Hanno the Navigator (-633), and Aemilianus (207).


Among military personnels born in Tunisia, Hamilcar Barca ranks 1After him are Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Hasdrubal Gisco (-300), and Hannibal Gisco (-300).