Module 4 - Who am I? This famous personality was born in North Africa somtime around 2BC. He's known for his warrior exploits and for his expertise in strategic and war tactics, like his father. From historical documents we know that he wore a beard and he was one-eyed, due to a swamp fever. He was a cunning, strong-minded, humble man and a great leader. Because of his personality, he was loved by his men who always followed him against all odds. He was Romes sworn enemy. he waged a bloody war that almost annihilated the republic. But in the end he was defeated and forced into exile where he committed suicide. His greatest exploit was crossing the Alpes with his army and elephants during an extremely harsh and cold winter in a fantastic tactical move. History rarely produces such a man.