Top Ten Military Generals of All TimeHannibalbarka
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Conqueror of spain and portugal. He bring the muslim army to Spain and burn all of their ships. No turning back. And Islam were spread in Andalucia and for some time, Andalucia became major city of administration and knowlege for Abbasid Caliphate.V 1 Comment
Needs to be moved way up the list. Took over a hopeless situation in Burma with a demoralized army, and supplied with only the leftovers from the European theatre oversaw a brillian tactical retreat, the complete retraining and revitalizing of his army, and a brilliant return into Burma which completely destoyed the entire Japanese occupation force. The best British battlefield commander of WWII and among the best half dozen British Generals of all time. Also wrote a great book about his campaign called Defeat into Victory. Also polilitically astute - he told Churchill he would not win the 1945 election.
Completely changed the manner with which the British fought in the jungles of Burma. Turned the tide of the war in the Pacific and ultimately showed unmatched ability in properly utilising supplies.
Most underrated of all generals
He was the first general who invented the three line volley
Best Japanese commander the country ever knew.
He nearly united all of Japan!
Defeated an army that was nearly 8x larger than his. (Battle of Okehazama)
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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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
In my opinion he was the greatest of all.
He was the bravestV 6 Comments
A officer and a gentleman, snatched Bangladesh from Pakistan. Without political intervention there would be no Pakistan today.
Surprised I didn't see him on here. Amazing commander that always led from the front. Granted it was under his rule that Sweden went from being a great power to just another state but still, he became king at 15 and never lost a battle. He managed to fight off a massive coalition for years. Look at his victories at Narva, Holowczyn and Duna. Amazing man.
Battle of Narva:
10 000 Swedes vs 37 000 Russians
700 dead Swedes
9 000 dead and 20 000 captured Russians
Added the provinces of Babylon and Dacia by fighting bloody wars against barbarians and the Persians. And adding gold into the roman banks from Dacian gold mones
A military adviser for Wu Kingdom during three kingdoms era in China. Even though people always hailed Zhuge Liang to be the best strategist during that era, he is worth to mention. Records stated that he is the best in naval battle. He also gave great contribution during Battle of the Red Cliff which Wu and Shu join forces to defeat the powerful Wei army led by Cao Cao (Zhuge Liang also involved in this battle but compare to popular belief, the truth is Zhuge not contribute very much).
Zhou Yu is the actual mastermind behind Red Cliff victory. Among the most well-rounded guy ever
He's great he has great luck and a better mind if it weren't for him Germany or France maybe Russia would be the world power napoleon Bonaparte would rule the world he deserves the topV 3 Comments
This man should be under the top 10!
Because there were 82 thousand boere again 346 thousand United Kingdom soldiers and yet the boere did not win, they captured most of them and won most of the war thanks to De La Rey.
He was a great general and won independence from Mexico dictated by Santa Anna, known as the Napoleon of the West
The greatest Texan, second to only Chuck Norris, he was the george Washington of the Texas Revolution and succesfully defeated the Mexican army at the battle of San Jacinto.V 2 Comments
Highly overrated as an officer.
In terms of military & political thinking, just way ahead of his time!
World war 1 would have been won by the central powers if not for him.
Bohemian generalissimo (Supreme commander) of Holy Roman armies and a key figure during 30 years war. Known for his ability to raise and train an army very quickly. He defeated Gustav Adolf.
When Justinian I took control of the Byzantine Empire, it controlled Turkey and a small portion of Crimea and Israel. During his reign, he not only dealt with the fallout of the fallen Roman Empire (of which Byzantium is the Eastern half), but he conquered so much land that the Mediterranean Sea went from a land ruled over by barbarian tribes to a "Byzantine Lake". He reconquered lost Roman land from Greece, to Egypt, and all the way to Southern Spain and Libya.
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