How will history judge him? Shi Huang Di, born as Ying Zheng approximately in 259 BC, took to the throne at the tender age of thirteen. However, he began reigning eight years later. Times were tough when Shi Huang Di came to power, as the states of Qi, Yan, Zhao, Han, Wei, Chu and Qin were at war; fighting for greater control over larger territories. Before we assess and come to any conclusion as to who Shi Huang Di really was, we need to focus on his actions.
Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great I have chosen to write on the legendary historical leader and military tactician, Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great was the son of the King Philip II, who was the ruler of the Macedonian Empire around 359-336 B.C. Philip II was assassinated by the captain of his own body guards during a party at his palace. Alexander was the heir to the throne, and was proclaimed King by the Macedon nobles and the Army. This marks the beginning of the reign of Alexander the Great, and the expansion of his empire.
Mehmed’s grandson, Mehmed the conqueror, reorganised the military force and captured Constantinople at the age of 21, which the city became the new capital of the Ottoman Empire. Mehmed II assumed the title of the Roman Empire, but was not recognised by other empires. To consolidate his claim he aspired to gain control over Rome. The Ottoman forces occupied most of their land, but after Mehmed II’s death, the campaign was cancelled. From then on, the Ottoman Empire began to grow to a large scale and became a powerful and
In enough time the Mongols would become a group of superb horsemen and archers spread from the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Europe leading to the expansion of one of the largest empires the world has ever seen! Early Islam’s first powerful ruler was Mohammad, the man who transmitted God Allah’s words of faith later being created into the Qu’ran. Unfortunately Mohammad had passed away in 632 and his close friend Abu Bakr became the first caliph turning Islam into a caliphate country. Later Islam was ran by Hasan who was son of the last Caliph to pass , Ali creating the Umayyad Empire in later years. The monotheistic religion of Islam is believed to arise by Mohammad who had transmitted the words of Allah, Muslim god, into the Qu’ran.
Author Study: Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and is one of the most popular authors. He has written seventeen books that have been published since he began his career. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California, at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother an optometrist’s assistant.
In about 100 years Spain went from being a “world powerhouse” to a lowly country accepting money from second-rate lenders. So how did the destruction and rebuilding of the Spanish Armada effect Spain’s economy and was Phillip II at fault? During the 14th Century Spain became a world powerhouse. Charles V was given a large amount of land from his father as inheritance, and as soon as Charles became king he began conquering even more land. Charles conquered Italy, and the territories in New Spain were tremendously extended due to the destruction of the Aztec and Incan empires by Spanish conquistadors.
Reasons for Greatness Alexander the Great is known as one of the greatest rulers in history. He inherited the throne of Macedonia after the death of his father, and set out on a quest to invade Persia. Alexander succeeded in taking over Persia and went even further to take over Egypt and India. But, soon after he defeated the prince of India, Alexander died in Babylon, leaving behind a legacy that no person has yet to overcome. Alexander was given the name “Alexander the Great” because of three things: his moral strength, his war strategy, and the extraordinary legacy he left behind.
Born in early June of 1572 (probably the 11th) in London, Ben Jonson never knew his father, a minister, who had died two months before he was born. No real trace of Jonson’s father has been found; the name was hardly uncommon, and its spelling was Ben’s invention–his father was likely one of many Johnsons in London at this time. His mother remarried early in his childhood. His stepfather was a bricklayer named Robert Brett. Jonson was educated briefly at Westminster School, where he was introduced to the humanist culture which dominated English thought at the time.
Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. Poe was the son of an ex-lawyer turned actor father,David Poe, and an actor mother, Eliza Poe (Meltzer 14). Since actors were not paid much during that time the Poes had to take any acting job that was offered to them. This forced them to leave their first born child, Henry, in the care of friends in Baltimore in the year 1807 while they traveled in an acting troupe for work (14). They traveled all along the east coast but Eliza had especially enjoyed Boston where she and David performed and lived for three years (14).
1.0 INTRODUCTION The Art of War is one of the oldest books which are written by Sun Tzu, yet it is still used today. It was originally called the Sun Tzu Bing Fa, or simply the Sun Tzu and it composed of 13 chapters, explaining the aspects of warfare. A series of strategies initially was written for the use of military and presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles but the lessons also can be applied to almost any area of our life where conflict is involved, for example in finance and business. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but it has also become increasingly popular among political leaders and those in business management and had been translate to Japanese, English, French, German, Russia and other languages. Sun Zi is also known as Sun Wu.