Battle o Cannae

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Battle o Cannae
Pairt o the Seicont Punic War
Hannibal route of invasion.gif
Hannibal's route o invasion.
Date2 August 216 BC
LocationCannae, Italy
41°18′23″N 16°7′57″E / 41.30639°N 16.13250°E / 41.30639; 16.13250Coordinates: 41°18′23″N 16°7′57″E / 41.30639°N 16.13250°E / 41.30639; 16.13250
Result Carthaginian victory[1]
Carthage standard.svg Carthaginian Republic
Allied African, Spainyie, an Gallic tribes
Spqrstone.jpg Roman Republic
Allied Italian states
Commanders an leaders
Gaius Terentius Varro,
Lucius Aemilius Paullus 
32,000 hivy infantry,
8,000 licht infantry,
10,000 cavalry
40,000 Roman infantry,
40,000 Allied infantry,
2,400 Roman cavalry,
4,000 Allied cavalry
Casualties an losses
8,000 (Livy)
5,700 (Polybius)
* 4,000 Gallic
* 1,500 Spainyie an African
* 200 cavalry
53,500-75,000 Romans an allied infantry
2,700 Roman an allied cavalry
3,000 Roman an allied infantry
1,500 Roman an allied cavalry

The Battle o Cannae (/ˈkæni/ or /ˈkæn/), a major battle o the Seicont Punic War, teuk place on 2 August 216 BC in Apulia in sootheast Italy. The airmy o Carthage unner Hannibal decisively defeatit a lairger airmy o the Roman Republic unner the consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus an Gaius Terentius Varro. It is regardit as ane o the greatest tactical feats in militar history an haes been regardit as the worst defeat in Roman history.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gray, Colin S. (Apryle 2002). Defining and Achieving Decisive Victory. Diane Publishing Co. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-4289-1092-8. Retrieved 9 Januar 2013.