Top Ten Military Generals of All Time


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161 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.

162 Justinian I

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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164 Thutmose III

Maybe not the greatest of all time but he should definitely be higher than this. There are some people ahead of him who werent even in any major battles (teddy Roosevelt what? ) And some who are only famous for one thing (william the conquer ). This guys never lost a battle over 16 campaigns and conquered a large portion of the known world.

'Napoleon of Egypt' is the title given to him by modern egyptologists. He created the largest empire Egypt had ever see, ; no fewer than seventeen campaigns were conducted, and he conquered from Niya in North Syria to the fourth waterfall of the Nile in Nubia and never lost a single battle.

165 Baldwin I of Jerusalem
166 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

167 Smbat IV Bagratuni

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.

168 Chesty Puller

A god to the Marine Corps. Great combat leader, not long on brains.

We are surrounded "now we have them just were we want them"!

169 Jannie Geldenhuys

Military general who won the war in Angola yet simultaneously negotiated peace in that same country.

170 Ahmad Shah Massoud

Brilliant man who repelled the Red Army, who's loss in Afghanistan led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Had little resources given to him yet inflicted most of the damage to the communists in the Soviet-Afghan War.

The reason of all fights in Afghanistan A controlled man by america

The most intelligent commander of the whole history who defeated soviet union with bear hands and few soldiers. and resisted against Taleban which after him US army couldn't over come on this terrorist group for more than 15 years.

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171 Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

If it wasn't for General Agrippa, Augustus Caesar wouldn't have won the Battle of Actium and established Rome's Golden Age thereafter

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172 Bohdan Khmelnytsky
173 Sima Yi

Strategist of Wei and later founder of the Jin Dinasty. He was no doubt one the masterminds of his era, serving Cao Cao and later Cao Pi. Both in administration and field strategist, he surpassed every expectations. Better than Zhuge Liang for shure.

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174 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.

175 Cesare Borgia
176 Koos de la Rey

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.

177 Umar I

He conquered 85% of the known world. Police systems and modern spy systems were used by him for the first time in history. He defeated 4000 year old roman and Persian empires by leading his viligant and brave army

Amir ul momineen

178 Pompey

He never lost the battle and his 50-year military career, except to Caesar when he was nearly 80 years old and had dementia.

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179 Honda Tadakatsu

A Japanese general during Sengoku Era under Tokugawa Ieyasu who is known to be his greatest general and had won countless battle during 16th century. He is said to be the only Samurai who didn't suffer severe wou during the warring

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180 Tun Perak

Tun Perak was a great Silat Guru. Defeated Bruce Lee in one on one combat.

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