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Hasdrubal

Hasdrubal (hăzˈdrōbəl) [key], d. 221 B.C., Carthaginian general. He fought under his father-in-law, Hamilcar Barca, in Africa and in Spain, where he succeeded (229 or 228 B.C.) Hamilcar as general. He increased the empire in Spain, where he founded Carthago Nova (modern Cartagena). By treaty with Rome (226 B.C.), he fixed the northern boundary of Carthaginian Spain at the Ebro River.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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