Top Ten Military Generals of All Time


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241 Hermann Balck
242 Ngo Minh Hieu
243 Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly
244 Andries Pretorius
245 Stephen III of Moldavia

Defeated decisively with a small army (of 10k professional soldiers and 20k popular force) the four main powers of his time, the Ottoman Empire (force led by Mohamed the Conqueror), the Golden Horde (led by the son of the Han), the Hungarian Kingdom (force led by the King himself), the Polish Kingdom (force led by the polish King himself).

Stephen the Third of Moldavia had 25 known victories (the legend claims even 47) on the battlefield against larger military forces in 47 years of his reign. He defeated among others Mohamed the Conqueror who failed twice to take his capital while using a large force. He had a complex military style and had been a master of tactics and strategy as well as brave commander always at the core of the battle. This is based on undisputed sources and may be found on wikipedia too.

His capital was Suceava, now part of Romania.

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247 Lê Lợi

Really? Is this how you respect the guy who defeated the Ming dynasty many times while being outnumbered?

Usually outnumbered, yet he won many remarkable victories against the Ming empire.

248 Kwon Yul

Outnumbered 30,000 against 2,800, he still managed to win. - TrueAllTimeTop10

249 Alexander Nevsky
250 Tomislav of Croatia

First king of Croatia, defeated the Hungarians in 925 and defeated the Bulgarians 2 years later. Bulgaria was a power back then which overtook almost whole balcans from the byzantines until they arrived on Croatias doorstep.

251 Gideon
252 Gideon
253 Yi Sun-sin

This man was one of few Koreans who wasn't corrupt at the time. He started the war with everything, many ships, resources, etc. But after almost every one of his major victories, Korea would demote him to a foot soldier and destroy all of their boats. At a time late into the war, when things were at their darkest for Korea, which at this point had been reduced to their northern boarder, he scraped together 13 ships and lured the Japanese navy, 330 strong, to a small channel where the current shifted at a certain time. At exactly the time the current changed, he slammed onto the Japanese ships and utterly demolished all of them. During his last fight, in which he had actual boats, he was hit by a stray projectile, died, and his navy didn't know that he had died until after winning the battle. Without this one man, all of Asia would be ready for the taking of Japan. If anyone denies that this man, who never lost a battle, even against the greatest of odds, isn't one of if not the best ...more

Yi Sun Sin is the greatest naval commander ever. He battled the Japanese Navy and fought for his country, even if he had 12 ships and the Japanese had 333, and Yi still won the battle and only lost about 10 men. The Japanese lost over 18,000. Yi is extremely underrated, and other Admirals and commanders are often called better than Yi, but Yi Sun Sin won every battle he fought in, and had the best strategies and tactics. GO Korea!

He commanded one of the most successful naval maneuvers ever

He is the Best! Good tactician not only naval warfare but on land as well.

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254 Jan Žižka

Learned his trade in Poland. Then defeated several crusades into central Europe. As a blind man! With an army of farmers standing against knights. Should be in top 100.

How is Adolf Hitler above him? 198 should be top 10 never lost and saved millions.

One of my ancestors, so proud to be within his blood line!

258? Kidding me? One of sever leaders of armies which have never been defeated.

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255 Vlad the Impaler Vlad the Impaler Vlad III (Known as "Vlad the Impaler" or "Vlad Dracula", born 1431) was the ruler of Wallachia a total of three times before his death in 1476/7. He is most famous for his reputation as a dictator and his gruesome torture methods and executions, in which he has served as an inspiration for Count Dracula more.

He is terrifying if you don't vote for him he will find the way he can fly

What does dracula have to do with this?

He gave fear to the Ottoman empire by impaling the captured enemies. What caused the retreat of the Ottoman army from his land.

256 Gustav II Adolf

The only Swedish king to be granted the title of great, Gustav II Adolf inherited 3 wars from his father when he came to the throne at the age of 16. He transformed the Swedish army into one of the greatest armies at that time, and saved the Protestant cause of the Thirty Years War. Without him, Sweden would never have been a great power. His army was one of the few at that time that was still able to win the battle that their king had been killed in. This is itself is the mark of a great general, as his commanders still knew what they had to do, and were able to do it. I believe Gustav II Adolf is one of the most underrated military strategists of history.

65, rather disappointing for the father of modern warfare. To start off, the manner in which he trained his troops was in such a way that the cavalry, infantry, and artillery could all do one another's jobs. This was relevant at the battle of Breitenfeld when his cavalry captured the Austrian cannons and effectively turned it against them. Another important innovation was his early use of combined arms where the pike/matchlock infantry fought in shallow formations leaving room for the cavalry to be protected whilst his lighter and more mobile cannons pounded the enemy easily and largely without threat. On top of his innovations, it's hard to not recognize the fact that the three wars he inherited from his father were all being lost and at the age of 16 (4 years younger than Alexander) he turned them all around with either reaching a truce or winning. It's a shame that he's not better known, after all Napoleon and Carl Von Clauzewitz (two more of the greats) held and studied Gustavus ...more

In civilization V, he is simply just referred to as the "lion of the north", one of the greatest most prominent generals of all time. He was a soldiers' general who reformed, and modernised his army, all from a position of neglect and deterioration. Had at his point of death in 1632 at the battle of Lützen, built one of the greatest empires in Europe at the time, and secured for all future the protestant/reformist Christian church in Europe. His legacy still lives, unlike so many other so called "great generals'"

Really he destroyed the army of count tily in the battle of breintfield and made Sweden an empire

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257 Giorgi Mazniashvili Giorgi Mazniashvili Giorgi Mazniashvili was a Georgian general and one of the most prominent military figures in the Democratic Republic of Georgia . more.

He was greatest person in Georgian history

He managed to defeat Russian Empire 3 times, Armenia - 3 times, ottoman empire 2 times. Never lost a battle!

He took part in several wars, but never lost

The best general!

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258 Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which more.

During the reign of Saddam Iraq was a prosperous country. Thanks to Hussein! But they (USA) came and destroyed everything! and then they cane to Libya and did the same thing(((Turned both countries into chaos!

Hero of Iraq, who defeated mighty foes.

Hero to Iraq. Suck USA..
They came to iraq & libya to start war. Chaos everywhere. Such a evil country that influnce by Freemasons / illuminati

259 Kakutsa Cholokashvili Kakutsa Cholokashvili Kaikhosro "Kakutsa" Cholokashvili was a Georgian military officer and a commander of an anti-Soviet guerrilla movement in Georgia.

He was fighting for Georgian independence against Soviet Union (Russia). Kakutsa Cholokashvili is national hero of Georgia and he deserves it

Georgian general

Great person

He was the greatest military general of all time!

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260 Erekle II of Georgia

Did miracles in battlefield maybe even best military general in the world, but lacked political talants

The Best soldier of all time in the whole world!

The best general!


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