Hamilcar Barca

Carthaginian general

Hamilcar Barca or Barcas ( c. 275–228 BC) was a Carthaginian general. He was the father of Hannibal, Hasdrubal and Mago. He was also father-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.

Hamilcar commanded the Carthaginian land forces in Sicily from 247 BC to 241 BC, at the end of the First Punic War.