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Conquerors

Agricola
(40–93) enlightened governor and general; subdued all Britain. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 35]
Alaric
(c. 370–410) Visigothx chief; sacked Rome. [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 14]
Alexander the Great
(356–323 B.C.) Macedonian king and conqueror of much of Asia. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 61]
Attila
(d. 453) king of Huns. [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 182]
Batu Khan
(d. 1255) Mongol conqueror of 13th century; grandson of Genghis Khan. [Asian Hist.: NCE, 248]
Caesar, Julius
(102–44 B.C.) Roman statesman and general; reduced all of Gaul and Britain to Roman control. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 416]
Canute
(995–1035) Norseman; subjugator of England. [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 42]
Charlemagne
(742–814) established the Carolingian empire. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 507]
Charles V
(1500–1558) Holy Roman Emperor; last to sack Rome (1527). [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 43, 406–407]
Cortés, Hernando
(1485–1547) annihilated Aztec culture, claiming Mexico for Spain. [Span. Hist.: EB, 5: 194–196]
Cyrus II
(the Great) (d. 529 B.C.) creator of Persian empire (553–529). [Class. Hist.: Grun]
Genghis Khan
(1167–1227) Mongol chieftain overran most of Asia and eastern Europe (1206–1227). [Asian Hist.: EB, 7: 1013–1016]
Genseric
(c. 390–477) Vandal king; controlled large portion of Mediterranean. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 1034]
Golden Horde
13th-century Mongol overlords of Russia. [Russ. Hist.: Grun, 170]
Hitler, Adolf
(1889–1945) led Germany to conquer or destroy most of Europe. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Mohammed II
(1429–1481) Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople (1453). [Eur. Hist.: Plumb, 292–293]
Napoleon
(1769–1821) vanquished most of Europe. [Fr. Hist.: Harvey, 570]
Nebuchadnezzar
(d. 562 B.C.) subjugated Jews, initiating Babylonian captivity (597–5 B.C.). [O.T.: Daniel 1:1–2]
Pizarro, Francisco
(c. 1476–1541) with small force, destroyed Incan empire. [Span. Hist.: EB, 14: 487–488]
Tamerlane
(1336–1405) Tartar; vanquished Persia and India. [Asian Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1061]
William
the Conqueror (1027–1087) commanded Normans in conquest of Britain; victor at Hastings (1066). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 42–46]
References in classic literature ?
When you get there I want you to conquer the Oz people, destroy them and their city, and bring all their gold and silver and precious stones back to my cavern.
Make me your General and I'll promise to conquer and destroy the Oz people.
You want to conquer the Emerald City, and I'm the only Nome in all your dominions who can conquer it.
There are a good many evil creatures who have magic powers sufficient to destroy and conquer the Land of Oz.
May I ask why you wish to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow?
So we intend to conquer the City and run the government to suit ourselves.
All had green waists, representing the Emerald City they intended to conquer, and the top button on each waist indicated by its color which country the wearer came from.
We march to conquer the Emerald City -- to dethrone the Scarecrow King -- to acquire thousands of gorgeous gems -- to rifle the royal treasury -- and to obtain power over our former oppressors
cried Jinjur, stamping her foot, impatiently; "and we mean to conquer the Emerald City
Don't you know it's a dangerous thing to conquer a city?
If you don't, they'll probably hop over here and conquer you.
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