His success in conquering Sicily earned him the surname of "the Great."
At the beginning of the Acts the Christian Church is a little Jewish sect; long before the end is reached it has become a world-conquering spiritual force.
That he aimed at conquering the whole world and demanded to be worshipped as a god is the traditional view.
The endless tergiversations and depredations of the emperor speedily induced Matthias to declare war against him for the third time (1481), the Magyar king conquering all the fortresses in Frederick's hereditary domains.
An army gains a victory, and at once the rights of the conquering nation have increased to the detriment of the defeated.