What is Hasdrubal?

  • (noun): General who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain; joined his brother Hannibal in Italy and was killed by the Romans at the battle of Metaurus River (died 207 BC).

Hasdrubal

Hasdrubal (in Latin transliteration; the original Phoenician form of the name was Azruba'al, lit. "the help of Baal") was the name of several Carthaginian generals of the First and Second Punic Wars. Among them the most famous are:

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Battle Of Utica (203 BC) - The Beginning of The Invasion and The Battle of Utica - Appian’s Story
... detached only Massinissa and his horsemen to prevent Syphax from rendering help to Hasdrubal ... the bulk of his legionaries the Roman commander attacked suddenly the camp of Hasdrubal and slaughtered almost all of his soldiers, because those who initially made their escape were rounded up by the Roman cavalry ... When Syphax knew what was happening, he sent a cavalry detachment to assist Hasdrubal, but these horsemen were met and routed by Massinissa ...
Battle Of Dertosa - Importance - Strategic Importance
... Had Hasdrubal won the battle, there would have been at least four Carthaginian armies operating in Italy by 214 BC, those of Hasdrubal, Hannibal, Mago ... The defeat caused Carthage to send Mago Barca, along with Hasdrubal Gisco, a political rival of the Barcids to Iberia ...
Battle Of Dertosa - Aftermath
... Hasdrubal survived the battle with most of his elephants and cavalry, and a few infantry (mostly Iberians) ... managed to storm the Carthaginian camp, after Hasdrubal had hastily evacuated his soldiers ... Hasdrubal would be reinforced by two armies under Mago Barca and Hasdrubal Gisco to keep the Romans in check and keep the Carthaginian possessions in Iberia ...
Hasdrubal, Commander Of The Service Corps
... Hasdrubal, commander of the Service Corps was a Carthaginian officer in the Second Punic War ... Hasdrubal supervised the main force's crossing ... Hasdrubal worked with army-servants to tie bundles of wood to the horns of cattle ...
Battle Of Cartagena (209 BC) - Strategic Background
... Opposing him were the three Carthaginian generals (Hasdrubal Barca, Mago and Hasdrubal Gisco), who were on bad terms with each other, geographically scattered (Hasdrubal Barca in central Spain, Mago near Gibraltar ...