Hasdrubal the Bald

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Hasdrubal the Bald was a Carthaginian general in the Second Punic War. In 215 BCE, Hasdrubal was sent by Carthage to take the restive Roman territory of Sardinia, but his fleet was wrecked en route in a storm off the Balearic Islands.[1][2] By the time he regrouped and arrived, Manlius Torquatus had largely pacified the territory, defeating Hiostus, son of the Sardinian leader Hampsicora, and was well-prepared against Hasdrubal's arrival. Manlius handily defeated the combined Carthaginian and Sardinian forces in the Battle of Decimomannu, in which Hasdrubal the Bald was captured.


  1. ^ Livy. The History of Rome by Titus Livius: Books Nine to Twenty-Six, trans. D. Spillan and Cyrus Edmonds. York Street, Covent Garden, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1868. 23.34
  2. ^ Astin, A.E., ed. (1953). The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 8: Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 62. ISBN 9780521234481.