Even though the Israelites made many territorial conquests under the leadership of King David, these gains would only be temporary. They would later lose much of the lands they gained. David, though he was a good king, also sinned against God. He coveted another’s wife and indirectly had her husband killed. Even though Solomon was wise, all his wisdom could not prevent him from sinning against God.
King Solomon was the third and the greatest king of Israel. He ''was the second son of David by his wife Bathsheba, and the acknowledged favourite of his father'' (Oussani). Solomon is mostly known for his great wisdom and just soul. His main accomplishmen, the construction of the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, also made him well-known and honorable among his people and among other nations as well. Apart from great wisdom, God also gave Solomon discerning heart, wealth, and honour, but still, at the end, this didn't prevent him from making the mistake of following other gods.
Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar have proven to be two of the worlds best leaders. These men were brilliant and a great influence on their people, bringing great wealth and prosperity to their nation as well as expanding their empires. Alexander and Augustus each came to power at a very young age and ruled in a totalitarian manner, with their main weapon being their military. However, even though they had similarities, each was very different. The following will prove my thesis.
Oliver Cromwell a leader or tyrant of Britain Oliver Cromwell was a man that was of low birth that rose to the top of society in his time. He was fearless in battle and in politics fighting anything that got in his way. The bull of a man took many bashings and still live for years. To some people Oliver Cromwell was a great leader by bring together the United Kingdom and becoming the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth. These people also thought he was a sincere protect of religion and would make the kingdom prosper.
The second important thing is King Henry II's acheivments that expanded England and made the country strong. The final important thing in the kings reign that he did to regulate his country is that he regulated the financial system, to take power away from the barons, and he used taxes to help him build a fighting force, to make England safe from invasion. Henry II, King of England, ruled strong and intelligently during his reign, making England one of the strongest countries at the time. Thomas Becket and the newly crowned King Henry II met in 1154, which were introduced by the archbishop at the time, which was Theobold (Wilson, 433). With their similar personal chemistries, they developed a strong bond.
Describing someone as powerful is usually seen as someone who is brave, gallant, intelligent and respectful. These characteristics classified a King’s attitude, especially in the Middle Ages. King Arthur, who was the king of England was seen as a very powerful and brave king (Sir Gawain; line 107). In my perspective, in order to gain power, two main attributes have to be gained: popularity, and the ability to control and manipulate your country. King Arthur had that power, the power of having a whole kingdom at his feet even when he was not brave.
His tactics of peaceful protest won him much praise and when he was killed in 1968, the non-violent protests faded out and were unable to continue without him, deepening the impression that he was an essential leader. However, his perverse private life and some of his actions has led his leadership qualities to be questioned. So, does King deserve the acclamation he receives from the majority of people for being a great leader, or was he just an ineffective pacifist? Martin Luther King certainly has many attributes that can support the claim that he was a great leader. He has won the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom before being assassinated in 1968.
He achieved many goals, such as being a soldier, politician, prime minister and writer. Winston Churchill knew that he was capable of failing and when he did, he did not let that stop him from being successful. He was one of the world’s ... ... middle of paper ... ... totalitarian victory” (Addison 159). In conclusion, Winston Churchill was a confident and big achiever. His life started out bumpy but he knew his worth so he was able to overcome the challenges.
It is written as two men having a co... ... middle of paper ... ...ces within their empires they not only made the empire strong within the borders but beyond as well. In doing so their leadership has become almost mythical and looked on with great admiration. Even their shortcomings are overlooked out of appreciation for their achievements. That stands in stark contrast to the rule of Aurangzeb. He saw the Mughal Empire reach its territorial heights during his reign but also saw revolution within the empires borders.
King Solomon King Solomon one of the most influential kings in the entire bible Solomon was a wise king and was gifted as well as punished for his transgressions on his people and God. This paper will show how Solomon was thought to be one of the greatest kings of the bible, his contributions on the lively hood of the Israelite people and how he was sent to bring the people into a new type of living for the people of Israel. This paper will give a personal account on my reason for thinking that Solomon is a great king of his time. Solomon was born the son of Bathsheba and thought to be the illegitimate son of David. The people accepted this since Bathsheba was a prostitute, and Solomon was to be the heir of the throne regardless of any parental problems.