Most Important Military Leaders of All Time
The Top Ten
1 Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan c. 1162 – August 18 1227, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
2 Alexander the Great
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.
3 Julius Caesar
4 Napoleon Bonaparte
Important only in the sense that he provided an example of what NOT to do.
Maneuvers and tactics he made in Battle of Austerlitz, were unseen at that time. Maneuvering his cannons was like children playing with their toys. No doubt the greatest of all the times.
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5 Hannibal Barca
Hannibal, fully Hannibal Barca, was a Punic military commander from Carthage, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history.
Seeing Genghis Kahn, and Julius Ceasar before Hannibal? Brilliant tactician, battle of Cannae I don,t know.
6 Charles Martel
He fought the Muslims, without him, Europe would be muslim today. - minibowser
7 George Washington
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
8 William the Conqueror
William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his ...read more.
9 Cyrus the Great
10 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
11 Suleiman the Magnificent
12 Erwin Rommel
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II.
13 Sun Tzu
14 Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure ...read more.
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