Hasdrubal hăz´dro͞obəl [key], d. 221 BC, Carthaginian general. He fought under his father-in-law, Hamilcar Barca, in Africa and in Spain, where he succeeded (229 or 228 BC) Hamilcar as general. He increased the empire in Spain, where he founded Carthago Nova (modern Cartagena). By treaty with Rome (226 BC), he fixed the northern boundary of Carthaginian Spain at the Ebro River.
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