9 people are under the age of 30 years have made history
In today's world, especially in the West, at the age of 30 years, many for the first time or move out from their parents to start a family. In the ancient and medieval world it was not so. Someone 10 had command of the army, and some 20 became the ruler of half the world.
Alexander the Great
Macedonian king, commander, creator of a world power. Even in antiquity to Alexandr its fame of one of the greatest generals in history. Alexander ascended the throne when he was 20 years old. He subdued the whole of Greece, completely conquered the Persian Empire, began his march to India. Founded by Alexander the city and in our time are the largest in several countries. Alexander died at the age of 32 years.
Napoleon Bonaparte I
Napoleon came to power in a coup perpetrated them. Established a dictatorship, actually concentrated in its hands all power in France. At that time he was 30 years old.
King of the Franks, Lombards, and Emperor of the West. Great Karl became known during his lifetime. It was on his behalf pippinids dynasty later became known as the Carolingian dynasty, ruling Europe several hundred years. At the time the government Karl was only 21 years old.
Joan of Arc
National heroine of France, one of the commanders of the French army in the Hundred Years War. Was captured by the Burgundians, it was handed over to the British, condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake. It was later rehabilitated and canonized - ranked by the Catholic Church as a saint. At the time of death, she was only 19 years old.
Great Russian prince and commander. In 1242 there was one of the most famous battles of Alexander - Battle on the Ice, when united army of Russian land forces defeated the Livonian Order. Order troops dealt a powerful blow to the center of the Russian order of battle, but then struck the prince's cavalry on the flanks, and decided the outcome of the battle. According Novgorod Chronicle, Russian 7 vents chased Germans on ice. Alexander himself at that time was 22 years old.
Octavian Augustus accounted grandnephew of Julius Caesar himself. And when at the age of 18, he learned that Caesar after his death did his heir, then immediately began to gather an army to assert their rights. In 44 BC, he was supported by the 4000th army entered Rome and drove the murderers of Caesar, Mark Antony declared enemy. In 19 years, Octavian Augustus was introduced in the Senate and was appointed commander of the army. He later became the first emperor of the Roman Empire.
Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity and government officials. At the age of nine Hannibal vowed to be the enemy of Rome, and held it until his death. Commander in chief of the Carthaginian forces in Spain Hannibal became in 26 years. Then he began his series of conquests. In just two years conquered tribes olkadov, vakkeev and karpetanov, being able to expand the influence of Carthage on all territory south of Iberia.
The founder and the first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, uniting the scattered Mongol tribes; commander, organized the conquest of the Mongols in China, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. The founder of the largest in the history of mankind continental empire. Even after almost a thousand years, the name of Genghis Khan knows practically everyone on the Eurasian continent. Meanwhile, his first serious victory over the tribe Merkit Khan scored when he was only a little over 20. Markit became one of the first tribes included in the empire of Genghis Khan.
Spanish conquistador conquered Mexico and abolish the state Aztecs. It is thanks to him in Europe from the 1520s began to use the vanilla and chocolate. At the age of 25 years he participated in the Cortes expedition to conquer Cuba, under the leadership of Diego de Velazquez. And at 34 he became a conqueror, conquered Mexico and completely destroyed the ancient state of the Aztecs.