Most Important Military Leaders of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Genghis Khan 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 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 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 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 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 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 more.
9 Cyrus the Great
10 Dwight D. Eisenhower 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.

The Contenders

11 Suleiman the Magnificent
12 Erwin Rommel Erwin Rommel Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II.
13 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German 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 of more.
14 Sun Tzu
15 Ashoka Ashoka
16 Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant

Drunken bum and war criminal.

17 Samudragupta
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