A List of 7 Black Kings and Queens we should know about!
King Hanninbal Barca
In 247 B.C., the year Hannibal Barca was born, the Carthage empire was about 500 years old. Known as one of the greatest strategist in military history, the battles of Hannibal would strike a turning point in the history of the continent that would be called Africa. The greatest military leader and strategist of all time he led 80,000 soldiers to defeat Romans in battle.// ]]>
King Mansa Musa I
The richest man in history he established trade routes and influenced the world renowned University of Timbuktu. Mansa
which translates to "sultan", "conqueror" or "emperor" of the wealthy West African Islamic Mali Empire. At the time of Musa's rise to the throne, the Malian Empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana Empire in present-day southern Mauritania and in Melle (Mali) and the immediate surrounding areas. Musa held many titles, including "Emir of Melle", "Lord of the Mines of Wangara", "Conqueror of Ghanata", and at least a dozen others. Mansa Musa conquered 24 cities, each with surrounding districts containing villages and estatesDuring his reign, Mali may have been the largest producer of gold in the world; it was at a point of exceptional demand for the commodity. He was one of the richest people in history
Shaka , King Of the Zulus
Shaka increased the Zulu Nation to over a million people, uniting South Africa against european colonial rule. Shaka was a brilliant military strategist, a lot of his strategies are studied and still used today by governments in war tactics.
After British attempt to still sacred Ashanti artifacts Asentewa rallied a army to fight of the thieving British Troops.
(17 October 1840 – 17 October 1921) was the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire – now part of modern-day Ghana, appointed by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Opese, the Edwesuhene, or ruler, of Edwesu. In 1900 she led the Ashanti war known as the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa war, against British colonialism
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King Ramses II 1229 BC -1219BC
The most powerful Egyptian Pharoah Ramsess united with Nubian Queen Nefertari to end the hundred years war. July or August 1213; reigned 1279–1213 BC), also known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom His successors and later Egyptians called him the "Great Ancestor".
Egyptian king famous for promoting monotheism 1000 years before Jesus and 200 years before Muhammad.
Queen Nzingha 1583 - 1663
A skilled diplomat leader, the Angolan Queen fought off Portuguese slave traders, protecting her people for 30 years