Top Ten Military Generals of All Time


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181 Simeon The Great
182 Giuseppe Garibaldi

Really needs to be in this list

Guys... he pretty much united Italy alongside Camillo Cavour

183 Tadeusz Kościuszko

He should rank higher than George Washington since he taught George how to fight a "modern war". He was the primary author of the strategy of how the revolutionary war was won! He came to the US after being undefeated fighting for the Polish-Lituanian commonwealth against Tsarist Russia and the Prussian Empires. He left the US to go back home and start a revolution in which he won every battle despite having a ragtag militia army fighting Russia's and prussia's more professional and better equipped armies. In no battle did he have odds better than 1/3 of the enemies men either. Most Europeans in the early 1800s and most Americans at the time considered him a better General than Napolean. He probably was! Oh and he was one of the first elites in the US Army to speak out against slavery. He freed all his Serfs in Poland and assisted in the freeing of slaves in the US. Based on wins and losses I would rank him higher than Napolean in the top 10 all time. Unfortunately he fought for a ...more

184 Saad el-Shazly

He was an Egyption general during October war 1973 between Egypt and Israel, his opinions would avoid the Egyption army from big losses but "sadat" high supreme leader back then, refused his opinions.

After war he became the Egyption ambassador to england

185 Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz Tito

This man defended Yugoslavia from the Nazi and was part of Hitler's downfall a commendable man

186 Norman Schwartzkopf, USA

A General who did his job, won as much of a war as the politician would allow, when he retired had the sense to keep out of politics and kept his thoughts to himself. Our country will not see his like again any time soon.

Great man that wasn't afraid to fight along side his men.

187 Joseph Hooker, USA

Was useful as a very bad example of what a general should be. Evidence: Hookers are named after him

188 Gerd von Rundstedt

He was recalled at the beginning of World War II as Commander of Army Group South in the Polish campaign. He commanded Army Group A during the German invasion of France, and was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal during the 1940 Field Marshal Ceremony. In the Russian Campaign, he commanded Army Group South, responsible for the largest encirclement in history, the Battle of Kiev.

189 Toyotomi Hideyoshi
190 Mahmud of Ghazni
191 Sir John Monash

Defeater of the German Kaiser using new modern warfare tactics

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192 John Hunyadi

The Best military general in the 15th century. He was the person who defeat the century's best army the ottoman army with it's fameous infantry troops the janissaries. If you don't believe it was awesome, just listen the ringing bells at 12 o'clock.

193 Shaka Zulu

Shaka made a tribe to the most dominate empire in Africa. - ArdaUlay

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194 Isoroku Yamamoto

The only member of Imperial Japanese leadership with the foresight to see a losing war ahead and still know how to win it.

Overall, extremely forward thinking, even seeing the impracticality of building the popular super-battleships and focusing on range of attacks with bombers and the all important aircraft carrier.

Recognized the importance of taking the money islands of Southeast Asia to fuel the underproduction Japanese war machine.

Only due to a logistic mishap and the timidity of Nagumo, was the Attack on Pearl Harbor not a death blow to the US Navy.

Helped modernize the IJN to become the first great Eastern military power of the industrial age.

Despite being a political opponent of the leadership of Japan, he stayed in a powerful office due the admiration of the Japanese fleet.

His death was one of the nails on the coffin for Japan in the Pacific War.

195 Erich Ludendorff

Defeated two armies that both vastly outnumbered his. Wrote books after his service in WWI that described "total war" and heavily influenced future warfare. A master of logistics, knocked Russia out of the war while fighting France and England on a separate front. He was probably the first commander during WWI to abandon Napoleonic ideals and adapt modern tactics. Should at least be to 50.

196 Chajja Singh Dhillon
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198 Ching Shih
199 Ayub Khan

For what loosing 4 battles to India and loosing Bangladesh, coward.

Great comonder 1965 war


He iść Real bloody...

200 Amru al-As

Another muslim military commander who produce many military feats is Amru al-As. He is one of the commander during Islam-Byzantine War. His greaest achievement is when he conquered Egypt and soon became he governor of Egypt. He is also one of the supporter of Muawiyah Abu Sufyan, first caliph of Ummayyah Caliphate. Amru al-As also involved in civil war between Caliph Ali and Governor Muawiyah Abu Sufyan of Syria (before he became caliph of Umayyah Dynasty), Siffin War and Camel War.

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