Top Ten Military Generals of All Time


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141 LỆNH HỒ Xung

Best comic actor in the world

142 Raheel Sharif

A man who defeated terrorism through his charismatic personality. He rules the hearts of Pakistani Nation.

Great army general of Pakistan

The Best General Pakistan Army ever got, one who defeated Taliban and kicked them out of Country back to Afghanistan,from where they came...

Never masturbate in his life

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143 King Priam
144 Tariq ibn Ziyad

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.

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145 William Slim

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

146 Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga was a powerful Daimyō of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period. Nobunaga is regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. more.

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)

147 Sam Manekshaw

A officer and a gentleman, snatched Bangladesh from Pakistan. Without political intervention there would be no Pakistan today.

148 Karl XII of Sweden

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

149 Trajan

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

150 Zhou Yu

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

151 Alfred the Great

Although he suffered early setbacks he was able to rally his men, learn from his mistakes and saved his people from being destroyed, all against an entrenched, experienced and larger force. He also pushed out the vikings and forced them to surrender constantly

Successfully defended against hordes of vikings who attempted to capture Wessex, should be higher.

152 Smbat IV Bagratuni

Great king and general

Smbat are geogrian

An Armenian general who eventually sided with the Sassanids because he was exiled from the Eastern Romans, he served as the leading general of the Second Perso- Turkic War with a force of 2000 elites to go up against what some believe, 300, 000 Turks and Hephthalites and ulimately won in 2 years with casualties in Smbat's side being under 100 deep in barbarian territory while most of the Turks were annihilated. It is reported that Smbat killed their leader in hand to hand combat and the Turks were even known for their hand to hand combating skills.
This war is by far underrated, considering the odds.

153 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

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 top

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154 Koos de la Rey

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.

155 Sam Houston

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.

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156 John J. Pershing
157 Agamemnon
158 Louis, Prince of Conde
159 Septimius Severus
160 T. E. Lawrence

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.

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