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Cornelius Scipio
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Bust of Scipio Africanus the Elder from Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
Consul of the Roman Republic
In office
205–202 BC, – [?] BC
Preceded by Quintus Caecilius Metellus and Lucius Veturius Philo
Succeeded by Marcus Cornelius Cethegus and Publius Sempronius Tuditanus
Personal details
Born 236 BC
Rome, Roman Republic
Died 183 BC (aged 53)
Spouse(s) Aemilia Paulla
Children Publius Cornelius Scipio, Lucius Cornelius Scipio, Cornelia, Cornelia Scipionis Africana
Military service
Nickname(s) The Roman Hannibal
Allegiance Roman Military banner.svg Roman Republic
Rank General
Battles/wars Second Punic War
Battle of Ticinus
Battle of the Trebia
Battle of Cannae
Battle of Cartagena
Battle of Baecula
Battle of Ilipa
Battle of Utica
Battle of the Great Plains
Battle of Zama
Roman-Syrian War
Battle of Magnesia

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236–183 BC) was a general in the Second Punic War and a politician of the Roman Republic. He was best known for defeating Hannibal of Carthage.

Scipio won the battle of Zama in North Africa. He got the last name Africanus and became known as one of the best commanders in military history. The battle was a complete disaster for Carthage, who had to beg for peace, and were given humiliating terms by Rome.

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