A boy that was born into a political family, as a young man he accompanied his father, John Adams, on many of his presidential trips. John Quincy Adams was successful in the political field at a young age. He was the president who had dreams and actions that seemed out of reach that became successful. “Though he was one of few Americans to be so prepared to serve as president of the United States, John Quincy Adams 's best years of service came before and after his time in the White House. Born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, John Quincy was the son of John Adams, a prodigy of the American Revolution who would become the second U.S. president just before his John Quincy 's 30th birthday, and his wife, future first lady
The Populares were falling apart and lost of a lot of political power and were need of a savior. Pompey Magnus was that hope. Pompey came from a plebian family and his father was one of the first to serve consul under Sulla. He came to become one of Rome’s greatest generals and claimed victory in Africa, Sicily, Spain and Syria. His achievements led to Pompey being elected to consul in 89 BCE.
The Roman soldiers however were successfully able to defend their territory, although new trouble was starting with Germans. Alexander Severus headed North to join his soldiers defending Rome against the Germans. He had multiple ships built to carry his army to fight, but he knew by now that he was not a very good general and hoped the Germans would be to scared to fight. The Germans did agree not to fight, as long as they were paid large sums of money. This angered and embarrassed the Romans.
Alexander the great was considered the first super-hero of Western Civilization because he was able to conquer so much land even though he only lived to be 32 years old. He was able to conquer Egypt and the Persian Empire. Although there armies were much larger than theirs he was a brilligent military leader who was able to maneuver this problem. For example when he fought the Persians he was in a narrow field so it didn’t matter on numbers but much more on skill. He learned this when his father gave him the Calvary and took him on military missions from a young age.
Alexander III (356-323 B.C.E. ), also known as Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.E. ), was a Macedonian King that united Greece and Macedonia, and began a world conquest. Although, he was not able to conquered the known world, his was able to defeat the Persian Empire and control their lands. Alexander, one of the most successfully military leaders of all time, showed his potential at a young age and expanded his father’s legacy by expanding the Macedonian empire in his search for personal glory until his death in 323 B.C.E.
In the Roman Empire there were tiers to their society, the equestrian class sometimes called “knights” in modern times was the second tier, after the senators (Lendering). As a result of his family’s stature, Pliny was able to study well while in Italy and in his early 20’s in Rome. In 45 CE Pliny began to serve for the Roman Empire military where he rose up the rankings quickly. While serving in the military, Pliny also could be regarded as a historian and a naturalist (McCarthy). This aspect of his life is what makes Pliny important to modern-day science.
Papal desired to assert and centralize power in Europe so they could grow in size, scope and power of the church. Pope Gregory the Great noticed the ancient buildings are in ruins the city walls were in despair. Water supply and sanitation were broken down and he began negotiations with the
One of his earliest major events was when he joined his uncle, who was an important military commander, in the Syrian army. Saladin helped Shirkuh, his uncle, in leading the 1st and 2nd crusades, which were very successful. He played a vital role in this part of his life but his uncle had a much bigger role in this event as he was the one who helped him grow as a militant combatant and agreed to let Saladin join him. Another one of his, most significant events was when he was appointed the lieutenant of the Egyptian army meaning that he had one of the highest positions in the military. He played major roles in deciding how the military would “interact” with the Christian Crusaders and what the strategic plans for the military would be.
Parker Evans Mrs. Fowler History 9 12 April 2016 Compare the reigns of 3 political leaders from Ancient Greece, Rome and Persia The reigns of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Cyrus the Great all had a huge impact on the countries they ruled and on history. Many of their legacies still live on and are taught today. Alexander’s greatest achievement was conquering Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab; he then founded a city in Egypt and named it Alexandria. Caesar’s greatest achievement was that not once in his lifetime did he lose a war. Cyrus’ greatest achievement was founding the Achaemenid dynasty.
Cyrus the great: Cyrus II one who ruled Persia was better known as Cyrus the great. He was one of all time greats in history and the empire that he built was possibly the largest this world ever witnessed. Born – Died: Cyrus period of living is from 530BC to 600BC. Cyrus was born around 590BC and died on December 4th 530BC. His fate was on the cards while battling the northeast tribes, not paying attention to his advisor Croesus’s words of returning back.
In March of 1896, just 3 weeks ago, the Italians came with intent to conquer his empire. What the Italians did NOT know, though, was that Menelik and his army were prepared for the worst. Using European artillery and resources, the Ethiopians defeated the Italians in the battle of Adwa on March first, 1896. This victory allowed the Ethiopians to secure their independence, and send a message to the Europeans that they would not succumb to their power. This battle also made Ethiopia the only nation in Africa to secure its independence, aside from Liberia.
Julius Caesar’s Biography Julius Caesar is “without a doubt the most significant figure in the history of Rome” for a vast majority of reasons (Knight). Julius’ full name and official title was “General Gaius Julius Caesar” and remained so throughout his entire life (“Julius”). When Julius Caesar was born is not agreed upon between most historians. But the closest approximation is around 100 B.C.E. Julius Caesar’s family was apart of the Roman aristocracy.
The author, James M. Powell instills in the reader the concept that during the Fifth Crusade the role of the papacy changed. Frederick II and Louis IX challenged papal authority. At age twenty-one Frederick II took the Cross. However, in order to reconcile differences between powerful German Dukes and bishops and to restore order in Sicily Frederick delayed his departure. Pope Innocent III announced that the next crusade would depart in 1217.
He took advantage of his army and even extended it further into Greece, Egypt, and the surrounding region, and even extended it as far as India. It is argued that his army was never defeated in war, and it effectively became the strongest and a well-organized army of ancient times. Alexander’s birth and the child were surrounded by a lot of mysteries, stating with his very paternity, which was not clearly defined. On the day Alexander was born, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, which is one of the world wonders bus burnt down, while his father king Philip received information that his soldiers had defeated the combined Illyrian and Paeonian army. Various theories were advanced to explain this, and the most mysterious one was that the temple burnet since Artemis the god was away to preside over and witness the birth of Alexander.