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All of the Tiny Hardware Firewalls are named after famous (or infamous, depending on what side of their sword your ancestors were on)  military - political leaders.  They all exhibited  innovation, daring, cunning and a level of resilience that left even their mortal foes in awe.  Some suffered great mid career falls to prison, exile or demotion only to fight their way back to the top of their militaries or governments.

If you are not familiar with them or their times, reading their histories will rock you back in your seat, I promise.  Here they are in no particular order.

the battle of kadesh - 1723 bce

The battle of Kadesh was the largest chariot battle of all time, with over 3000 heavy three horse Hittite and over 2000 Egyption light maneuverable two horse chariots.  The battle ebbed and flowed and eventually resulted in a stalemate.  It also generated the world's first known peace treaty.



Flavius Belisarius was a general of the Byzantine Empire. As a poor teenager he walked into Constantinople with only the clothes on his back.  He was instrumental to Emperor Justinian's ambitious project of reconquering much of the Mediterranean territory of the former Western Roman.

Born: 500 AD, Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria
Died: 565 AD, Chalcedon, Turkey
Spouse: Antonina


Yi Sun-Shi


Yi Sun-shin was a Korean naval commander, famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, and is well-respected for his exemplary conduct on and off the battlefield. He is credited with designing the first iron clad battleships.

Born: April 28, 1545, Hansung
Died: December 16, 1598, Namhaedo
Books: Nanjung Ilgi, Nanjung Ilgi: War Diary of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Imjin Changch'o: Admiral Yi Sun-sin's Memorials to Court
Children: Yi Myon, Yi Hoe, Yi Yo
Parents: Yi Jeong, Lady Byeon



Military leader and statesman

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815.

Born: August 15, 1769, Ajaccio, France
Died: May 5, 1821, Longwood
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Buried: May 9, 1821, Les Invalides, Paris, France
Spouse: Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (m. 1810–1821), Joséphine de Beauharnais (m. 1796–1810)
Children: Napoleon II, Eugène de Beauharnais, Charles Léon, Stéphanie de Beauharnais


Napoleon: A Life


Military leader and King

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

Born: July 356 BC, Pella, Greece
Died: June 323 BC, Babylon, Iraq
Full name: Alexander III of Macedon
Parents: Philip II of Macedon, Olympias
Spouse: Roxana (m. 327 BC–323 BC), Stateira II (m. 324 BC–323 BC), Parysatis II (m. 324 BC–323 BC)
Children: Alexander IV of Macedon


Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire


the Celtic Queen of the Iceni tribe of modern-day East Anglia, Britain

Boudicca led a revolt against Rome in 60/61 CE and burned the 20 year old town of London to the ground. To this day the “Boudiccan destruction horizon” is evident in archaeological  digs starting in 1915 exposed a red layer about thirteen feet down and nearly sixteen inches deep. There are fragments of blackened roofing tiles and burned coins from the reign of Emperor Claudius, scorched grain and pottery. London deteriorated into a state of decay and was clearly abandoned for some time.