Top Ten Military Generals of All Time


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121 Aslan Maskhadov

Lion heart..

122 Baji Rao

The commander of the Maratha empire in India in 1800s, won 41 battles and never lost any. And these were against all types of forces : central asian, afghans, turks, mughals etc

He was one who was unbeaten... And won almost 40 major battle... He expand maratha empire in north india...

The ultimate general in wit as well as in strength. Standing at 6'1 he took the Maratha empire to new heights by his strategies, surprise attacks and speedy travel.

Bajirao is at the list at 108 no also

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123 Michael Collins

General in irish war of Independace against the English with an army made up of mostly farmers. Seen as the inventor of guerilla warfare

Helped Ireland acheive independance, led a widely inexperienced army to push the English back to their city barracks. A tactical genius and a great man

124 Wilhelm Keitel
125 Liu Yu

He defeat all Chinese at this period

126 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

He was the only commander to last the entire second world war without losing a single confrontation - and he was fighting for the side that lost the war.

Incredible German commander, blessed with not only tactical brilliance but integrity. Cared very strongly for the men in his command.

I voted him because Alexander Suvarov was not listed

Highly outnumbered 1vs20 - still has last to the end of war - truly never lost a battle

"Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, aber sonst nichts in der Welt" (we germans fear god, but nothing else in the world)

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127 Konstantin Rokossovsky V 1 Comment
128 Simon Bolivar

Venezuelan military and political leader who played an instrumental role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states independent of Spanish rule.

Most underrated general of all time

The graetest. Should be top ten.

129 Pervez Musharraf

Great general of Pakistani army

He made Pakistan a superpower.

Great leader, but shouldn't handover his countryman to america

He is what it will be on Allah subhan o tala to grip him or to make him able to come back

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130 Shi Huangdi

A king with high determination

He is not even a general, completely overrated

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131 Gwanggaeto the Great

Gwanggaeto the Great is probably one of the greatest generals of all time. He was extremely smart and was able to conquer a huge amount of land. Not only that, he was probably one of the greatest rulers of Goguryeo, which was a kingdom so strong that it was continuously able to defeat China over several Chinese dynasties, and was only defeated when the kingdom was split up and China allied itself with Shilla to attack it.

Two kings in Korean history are known as the great. The first is Sejong the Great for obvious reasons. The next is Gwanggaeto who subdued nearly the entire Korean Peninsula, destroyed the Wa, annhilated Buyeo, conquered the Liaodong Peninsula, and conquered parts of Manchuria.

132 Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave)

The greatest Romanian ever!

He literly almost destroyed the Ottamon empire and he united Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia to form Romania for only one year and at night in his tent he got his head cut off by a Hungarian and a Turk. He was fighting against 3 countrys at the same time in 1600 the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany at the same time and he won but died to protect Romania. I'm a Romanian and I'm Proud

133 Richard I of England

He alone was almost as successful as the first crusade the only good one mind you with a fifth the manpower fighting a united Islam

Not a good king but a superb military commander, especially with his successes against Saladin on the Third Crusade such as the battles of Arsuf and Jaffa.

134 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba

It is a shame that Spanish generals are completely ignored, considering their importance and achievements are larger and more crucial than many others in the list. Real knowledge of history is clearly a problem.

Can't believe there's so few Spanish generals on this...

Best general ever

What a joke, Gonzalo create the modern army using the Tercios

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135 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Ought to be in the top ten. Top class in that he sought to win with the minimum of casualties

He is a veery good general

He took North Africa from Rommel.

222 - what! Monty - far, far UNDERrated.
1940 British defeat at Dunkirk- then was OC 3rd Iron division the only UK division to make it back to beaches in-tact, under control and with its equipment.
Was able to stand up to Churchill to get Desert Rats ready to fight Rommel. That took a certain courage in itself. I will do this when I am ready, if you don't like it - sack me!
Cared for his men
His narrow point strategy was not listened to as broad front men won the day, this may have prolonged WWII...
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136 Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa

The only General to successful conquer Afghanistan. The whole world should know about his bravery and decency. More over he conquered himself that's rarest of rare

He was the great leader

Only man to defeat and control Afghanistan.

He is the first warrior to kill a lion with hands and himself alone threatened the 200 enimies alone in afghan palace. Not even now any of the developed countries can copy him to conquer the Afghanistan. He has great love for people of each community even afghans respect him most.He was the great general leading 7 lakh army men of great Khalsa empire under MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH.

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137 Tipu Sultan

One of the few who stood against the many

"1 day of a lion is better than 100 years of jaguar" was his last saying

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138 Simon I of Georgia

Georgian king of Kartli (Georgia) from 1556 to 1569 and again from 1578 to 1599. He spent most of his reign in an incessant war against the Persian and Ottoman domination of Georgia. He won with small army many battle against the Persian and Ottoman.

Very good king!

139 Francisco Pizarro V 1 Comment
140 Ivan the Terrible Ivan the Terrible

Best ever ruler


Ivan was a man with great power and a great tacticus he was nice people. He is not the most known one but the terriblest man

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