He was a Trojan prince and the first-born son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba and hero of a number of Trojan victories, whose exploits were told in the aforementioned Iliad by Homer.
Two of his famous battles are with Ajax and Achilles.
Ajax was a Greek hero and grandson of Zeus, whose hand to hand battle with Hector lasted most of the day. Hector breaks into the Mycenaean camp burning all the ships, the only way he feels he can defeat the Greeks, Ajax is said to have leapt from ship to ship brandishing a spear and holds off Hectors army single-handedly.
What happened to Achillies and Troy? Well you will have heard of Achillies heal and the Wooden horse of Troy...........well that's another story......or in my case