Generals - Top Ten (10) Military Leaders Of All Time w. Pics.

Since the beginning of time, military leaders have either led to a society's expansion or its ultimate downfall. Many leaders lost touch with what they were empowered to do and some gained more and more ambition with each victory. Following is a list of the Top 10 Military Leaders of All Time. These leaders all commanded troops in battle and were feared by their enemies and revered by all.
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Since the beginning of time, military leaders have either led to a society's expansion or its ultimate downfall. Many leaders lost touch with what they were empowered to do and some gained more and more ambition with each victory. Following is a list of the Top 10 Military Leaders of All Time. These leaders all commanded troops in battle and were feared by their enemies and revered by all.

1. Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III, was an Ancient Greek king of Macedon during the time of 336–323 BC. Alexander is considered the most successful military leader of all time, sporting an undefeated battle record. Upon his death, Alexander had conquered most of the world then known to the ancient Greeks.

2. Julius Caesar

Formally known as Gaius Julius Caeser, Caesar was a powerful Roman military and political leader. Caesar's influence and power during his time led to an enormous expansion of his rule. He is considered to be one of the most influential men in world history and played an instrumental role in the change from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.

3. Hannibal

Hannibal was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician who is frequently considered as one of the most prolific commanders in history. Hannibal's lead led to the supremacy over other great powers like Macedon, Carthage, Syracuse and the Seleucid empire. Hannibal is the best known Carthaginian commander and his most famous accomplishments include his domination of the Second Punic War during which he used war elephants in his forces.

4. Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart or Richard the I was King of England from 1189-1199. Richard spent the majority of his time on the thrown away from his kingdom as he personally led the expansion of his empire as he controlled much of France. Richard participated in the Third Crusade launching campaigns against Sicily and Cyprus on the way.

5. Napoleon

Napoleon I or Napolean Bonaparte served as a general during the French Revolution and was the rule of France as First Consul. Napolean was also the King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhien and the Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.

6. George S. Patton

Known as the General, George S. Patton lead the United States Army through World War II in difficult campaigns in North Africa, France, Sicily and Germany. During World War I, Patton server as a seniro commander of the newly appointed tank corps and was employed in action in France.

7. Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong was a Chinese military and political leader, who led the Communist Party of China (CPC) to victory against the Kuomintang (KMT) in the Chinese Civil War, and was the leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. He is held in high regard in China where he is often portrayed as a great revolutionary and strategist who eventually defeated Chiang Kai-shek in the Chinese Civil War, and transformed the country into a major power through his Maoist policies.

8. Georgi Zhukov

Georgi Zhukov was a Soviet military commander who during the course of World War II, led his Red Army to liberate the Soviet Union from the occupation of the Axis Powers'. He then took the army further through much of Eastern Europe, ultimately conquering Germay's capital, Berlin.

9. Stonewall Jackson

Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson is considered the most revered and skilled commander during the Civil War. He is very famous for his Valley Campaign of 1862. His life ended in tragedy when his own troops accidentally shot him and he died a short while later. Historians of military history frequently consider Jackson to be one fo the most talented tactical commanders in U.S. history.

10. Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson was an English admiral famous for his lead and dominance during the Napoleonic Wars, especially the battle of Trafalgar, which was a decisive British victory and the battle during which he lost his life. Nelson is often considered one of the most inspirational military leaders of all time. He has been stated as the most revered British general of all time.

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7 years 3 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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1. Napoleon
2. Alexander
3. Eisenhower
4. Caesar
5. Frederick

4 years 45 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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Napoleon yes, Alexander yes, eisenhower? no

4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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Okay and..

Please dont forget Sun Tzu the greatest General of All Time?

4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:43 PM

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Geronimo kept the US Cav on the run nearly
10 years and he finally got so tired he gave up.

Sounds like Robert E Lee dosen't it

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 3:56 PM

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Personally I believe that F.D.R. was one of the greatest Commanders of all time. He brought us from the brink of disaster with the depression, to some of the greatest wartime achievements of all time. From organizing repair of the Pacific fleet, to being in office during the development of THE BOMB. He gave his life for this country in a slow and excruciating fashion. When I dream of the United States as a proud nation, he is the Man I think of. I also believe that R.E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are great examples of American military excellence regardless of Blue or Gray and the ultimate out come of the Civil War. I refuse to view Adolf Hitler as a military leader. That's all I will say about that. My Grandfather was one of the greatest men I ever knew and he had nothing but praise for the German troops he fought against. Adolf Hitler sullied the heroic and superior tactics and deeds exemplified by the German regular army. Caesar was one of the greatest combination political/military leaders of all time. Leaders of military conquest and spread of political ideology are a rare bird. I think Stalin takes the cake on this one. My Grandfather said the biggest mistake we ever made was stalling to allow the Soviets to take Berlin. Soviet military generals and leaders made heroic and amazing gains, but were only able to do so through attrition and massive casualties. The generals and commanders had their moments but their strategies would not work without the tenacity and robot-like fearlessness of the average soviet soldier. I have no formal education and these are just the opinions of and average American. I finish as I started, FDR, in my opinion, was the greatest leader of all time.

1 year 46 weeks ago, 4:02 AM

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Definatley Fredrick

He was able to fend off 4 armies (French,Russians,Swedish,and Austrians) in one war by superior tatics, logistics, and strategy. Not to mention the fact his army was usaully out numbered.

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7 years 3 weeks ago, 12:52 AM

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my opinion

Khaled bin al-waleed was a great islamic general he defeated the persians with his small army and was one of the generals who defeated eastern rome with minimal casualties.
he faced 4 armies of the persians which each had 200,000 men against his 18,000 and he lost less than 500 men.
his military success was the reason why the islamic empire grew so much so quickly. and as you can see its still the same till today religiously.

6 years 30 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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11. General Pendelton.

11. General Pendelton.

6 years 26 weeks ago, 1:28 AM

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don't forget

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel "the Desert Fox",
Michael John "Mick" Collins "the Big Fella",
Robert Edward Lee,
Hiram Ulysses Grant,
William Tecumseh Sherman "Uncle Billy",
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major,
Godfrey of Bouillon,
Attila the Hun,
Temüjin or Genghis Khan,
Sir William Wallace,

6 years 12 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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rommel was good, so ya

Lee, i totaly agree

Grant? he was a drunk with more troops he could command, so he just kept sending men in until the deed was done

Sherman, hell ya he was good, he should have commanded Normandy

Scipio, well, he was good, but yet he had good troops to use, idk how good he would do without superior troops or numbers

Attila had a huge impire, but he was lucky he was born into the best horseman in the world, if not, he wouldnt be that great, mayb if he was numidian, but they were still superior to other horsemen
Genghis Khan, hes a good one

Wallace, im not sure how strategicaly minded he was, but he had the moral of his men

4 years 27 weeks ago, 3:00 PM

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Didn't you see the movie?

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6 years 25 weeks ago, 9:09 PM

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Politicians

Politicians has always been the greatest military powers, their weapons are not conventional guns, artillary & tanks but the "HATRED & MOTIVATION"

Altaf Hussain - Responsible for thousands of killing in Karachi

Mujeeb ur Rehman - founder of Bangladesh, his hatred caused mass killings of non-bengalis in 1971 including women & children

Benazir Bhutto - Her assasination caused 5 billion loss to the nation by burning the properties, damaging railway tracks, banks & shops were robbed & more than 50 non-sindhi people were killed in the province of Sindh

L.K Adwani - By his continuous preaching of hatred towards muslims & christians in India motivated his followers to burn several mosques & churches in the country & killing hundreds of people including women, children & olders.

Melosovich - President of formere Serbia, massacred thousands of muslims & christians in Bosnia, Kosovo & croatia.

George W. Bush - Responsible of thousands of killing in Afghanistan & Iraq. Religious hatred & in tolerance is still on increase from both sides by his statement

Saddam Hussain - His war on Iran by the support of western poweres caused the combined deaths of 1 million mens

Usama Bin Laden

Adolf Hitler

Stalin

6 years 12 weeks ago, 2:42 PM

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ok, alexander at 1, i

ok, alexander at 1, i understand, he went a long way with little troops, although phalanx can plow through most anything (still not perfect on the flanks) but caesar at 2??? hannibal or rober E Lee should be at 2, both of them put a very strong enemy on their knees, that fact that Lee isnt even mentioned is ridiculous

6 years 12 weeks ago, 4:41 PM

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Geo W Bush? WTF

If Congress didn't wan't it to happen it never would have happened. I smell a LIBERAL WEENIE in Anonymous. Check your facts before you spew that Liberal bullshit in here.
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6 years 12 weeks ago, 4:51 PM

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Bush and Bhutto?

Doesn't make sense...

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Best General

Definitely FM Von Manstein. The 6 week campaign against Western Europe, one of the greatest military victories in history...was his plan. His capture of the fortress of Sevestapol. His brilliant performance as commander of Army Group South in the winter of 42-43. Heavily outnumbered, and in the middle of the Russian winter he conducted a retreat after Stalingrad, regrouped, and successfully stopped the Russian winter offensive.

Alexander and Caesar are second rate compared to him.

4 years 48 weeks ago, 3:27 PM

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He moved phantom armies around the board that did not exist. He disasterously opened up the Russian front. His own army generals thought he was nuts. Any successes the German army had were due to them and surely not Hitler.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
4 years 48 weeks ago, 3:49 PM

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What the hell????????

hitler was a fucked up ass hole who killed jews because he didnt like them. Like sky said hitler was hated by his own generals and was subject to may assassination attepmt which operation valkyrie would have succeeded if it wasent for moving of a breif case of explosives. The only thing hitler did good was piss off alot of countries and in so doing got the ass kicking of a life time and ended up cowariding out and killing him self and making his wife eva braun do the same.

4 years 48 weeks ago, 4:41 PM

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hitler?

he isnt even close to being a good general, he is a whore, a maddog killer who led a useles campaign.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 48 weeks ago, 4:53 PM

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If he'd stayed out of military affairs and kept the nonaggression treaty with Russia, the Nazis would have won the fight for Europe.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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Loves Hitler and obviously hates Jews. In my book, that's not to be tolerated. It is racist Nazi bullshit. We fought a war over this and many Americans died. If you can scratch bearmeat and preaching, you can do this one, too.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 5:59 PM

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My mighty powers of delete have erased this pathetic shits ueseless diatribe...

4 years 48 weeks ago, 6:31 PM

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You're not exhibiting any useful knowledge nor any understanding about the world. Your rep, if you've ever had one, is toast.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 6:42 PM

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And one more thing

This is not a militia site full of skinheads who preach hate and Naziism. Perhaps you've been misled. This site was started by minorities who, like the rest of us, are proud Americans who support our government. You can take your skinhead retarded attitude somewhere else where I hope the FBI and BATF trail your sorry ass until you're hiding in the woods and quaking at any squirrel that goes by.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 8:48 PM

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really u like the government today??? whooo goo health plan, hail obama... idiot

4 years 48 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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besides

I think Rommel was 10 times the leader Hitler ever was.

...check... G-AZ
4 years 48 weeks ago, 8:47 PM

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then how come he lost africa to the americans... jackass

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supply / logistics

this is the SAME Reason that the South Lost to the North, before the war ever started !

Rommel was beaten by a combination of things ! the British ability to READ enigma was a BIG reason !

just THINK what YOU could do,............... if you KNEW exactly what your enemy was going to do 48 to 52 HOURS BEFORE he did it ?

this is NO big secret.

4 years 48 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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are a real intellectual, whose major argumentation consists of calling people names, or labelling them. We call that technique "ad hominem", and it is a form of argument bereft of validity.

You should be able to discern that our eyes were wide open before you decided to give us your contorted view of the world. Come to think of it, I realize you are emulating your hero--
He was a Paranoid Schizophrenic, with deeply repressed homosexual tendencies.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 6:59 PM

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~potty mouth, my bad :<)

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yup

im still here

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Some of his most accomplished generals tried to kill him because they knew he was incapable of winning. As for some of us being morons, I suspect you're just some punk kid who gets his rocks off trying to piss people off in the cyber world because nobody at school knows who the fuck you are except the black kids who kick your ass and you rely on the anonymity of the internet to keep you safe. That or you're an overweight thirty-something fuckhead who lives in your mom's basement, plays World of Warcraft, and only comes out when it's time for your shift at Wendy's. You obviously don't know shit about Hitler since you called him a general (never held that rank), and you thought he was a great military leader. While he was an amazing statesman and political figure, he was a failure as a military leader. What you will find on this site is some dumb motherfuckers. But you will also find some very smart motherfuckers. We won't get particularly pissed, because samD will simply delete your shit and we'll carry on without you. You'll get bored and leave, and we'll forget all about you in a couple weeks. Hell, it'll be just like all the kids at your school. Have a nice day, fuckhead.

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i live in a white

i live in a white neighborhood, the black population is like 3%... thats compton NJ for ya. and i cant help it that whites are the superior race... white man's burden is still practiced today.. why do you think were in iraq today

4 years 48 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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group or do you wear the Whisperingeye line of women's clothes?

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 7:03 PM

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what did i miss?

borrowed a friends computer for a few minutes

4 years 48 weeks ago, 7:06 PM

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Sorry you were late....

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Guess I missed the excitement too!

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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sam

i emailed ya

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 7:11 PM

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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schuyler

you have a PM

4 years 48 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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Nathan Bedford Forrest

Forest was a thorn in Shermans side.
Sherman said I'll catch that deval
Forrest if I break the treasurey.
Didn't happen

Forests military tactics are taught
at West Point today

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sorta odd reading so far, but were an odd group anyway....its our charm ya know..

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 9:22 PM

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So, thumbs up Greg??

Dr said I have the afore mentioned malady plus diverticulitis, need to fix that first then on to other things:<)

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Did i miss it, are has Gen Giap been excluded so far...if so, im pretty sure he should be on the list.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 9:25 PM

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when the N. Vietnamese capitulated and signed the peace treaty. The North was about ready to run up the French National Flag, the white one :<)

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They found the prostate cancer has NOT progressed, so it can be cured.. with one if...they have to do a scope up my penis ( i told them they needed the extra long of course) to make sure that some old scar tissue from my rocken and rollen days was not affecting the prostate..if it is then they have to come up with plan B, but good news is it has NOT spread, so good chance if they can do follow up they can CURE it... sorry about the diverticulites.. will they operate or what.

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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thats a fact on Giap

Also that he took a group of less than 200 with old mosin nagants to start against the Japs before he took on the french..and lets face it.. kicked the french ass at diem van phue (spof course)... i know he only won because of the politics..but controled the politics by controling the media after tet..

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4 years 48 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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I dunno about stickin' anything into the hose, urrrgh. Bad enough when the Pecker Checkers did the swab thing. I think the med department did that just for the fun of inflicting pain LOL

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blood-bath for the NVA & Charlie. That was the beginning of the end for N.VN, no way they could continue to take that level of losses and be a fighting force.
Nixon gave the North a way out too soon. Just a few weeks and we could have had a Mickey D's in Hanoi.

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Told them i wanted to be so out id wake in the spring...guess the radiation that they have to use for the "salvage" second time around thing will cause urinary probs if i have scar tissue there, and i do, just a mater of how close it is to the prostate, what ever.. A) it hasnt spread, and B) They will come up with a plan b that looks a lot better right now than things were looking last week so were pretty happy.. sorry about the dshit.. so wlll they cut or what..

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I am hoping they'll get a surgery lined up soon. I have too nuch to do to be sitting on my backside moaning every time I move.

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ok, a major battle... obviously areas in III corp that were never secured, asha valley was never held, but they were on the brink..problem is that the south was so corupt im not sure they could have held.. unless we forced fair elections.. who knows, worked in Korea, but the north was so much stronger than the south.. they drove to saigon like sherman did to Georgia.

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Just about to comment on skin head mentaliity but you must have insulted him with the theater talk... boy boggied

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came down the road a full 2 years after the U.S. came home, the U.S. did not follow through with the promises it made to the S.VN government. If we had we would have put the North out of business permanently

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like in fruits hiding in park bushes waiting for some guy to come along. He talks a little like a twink.

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bummer when that happens.. lets make this the last on this post.. we can use griz's post, better than opening "twice"

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1.) Napoleon
2.) Genghis Khan
3.) Alexander the Great
4.) Hannibal
5.) Themistocles of Greece
6.) Julius Caesar
7.) Erwin Rommel
8.) Cyrus the Great
9.) Georgy Zhukov
10.) Robert Rogers

4 years 35 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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okay 1 i totally agree with Alexander was a freaking genius at the age of 18. it escapes me how gengis kahn is not on the list in atleast the top 5 though. People who believe napoleon was a better commander than Alexander look at the facts, Alexander with twenty thousand men, took on one of the biggest civilizations of all time and defeated them in a couple of years. Napoleon decided he wanted to take a nap and ended up losing Waterloo... and im not being metaphorical he actually took a nap. Genghis kahn lost a few battles and his empire did not actually reach to eastern europe. Those who came after him ended up going that far. so id put him as 2nd so my top five would be
1:Alexander
2: genghis
3:Napoleon
4:Lee
5:richard

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gen george washington
andrew jackson
abe lincoln believe it or not
alot of europe fear our own ben franklin

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 9:20 PM

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World number 1 king Chinggis khaan

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Geronimo

He kept the US army on the run 10 years
with a bunch of old men and squaws.
He finally got tired and gave up sort of
like R E Lee did

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Humm...

While not a "General," President Kennedy did something few "named generals" it was at its peak of power. He not only did that, he convinced TWO nations, two super powers, that were diametrically opposed to one another in ideology and goals and changed a vast majority of minds about each side and brought about a new way of looking at the Kremlin.

While I disagree with much of what he did. Not many generals can say... they stopped two super powers with the ability to destroy just about anything in their path against one another from doing so without a single shot.

Always remember the Cuban missile crisis. To forget it is to forget that war should ALWAYS be a last resort.

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I LIKE THIS...ANKHARAN

well written. short and to the point...fuck yea, those of us that lived in that time remember how close we came to ww3....

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This is a strong accounting of Kennedy's role in the Cuban Missile crisis. Barring the lack of "General" in his title, one can still argue that it was not his strength as a military leader, but his steadfast diplomacy that resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis. Many accounts of this event illustrate Kennedy's ability to circumvent the US Military Command on this issue. He was an amazing president and I totally support his work on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Great military leader... arguable. Excellent politician... obviously. Solid diplomat... I agree.

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Nothing else worth saying,; see subject line

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One of the best

I agree with many of the choices here. Certainly the top guerrilla commander of all time, loved by his troops, feared (and admired) by his foes, was the World War 1 commander of German forces in Africa, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. At the peak he had no more than 14,000 troops under his command, yet tied down multiple thousands of British forces for the duration of the war, surviving off the land for years, always giving better than he got, and always getting away from those who wanted to stop him.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest...

the only individual on either side to not only rise from private to general...but recruited and supplied his own troops out of his personal wealth.

the man of Sherman called "that devil Forrest" we must stop him if it cost 10 thousand lives and bankrupts the treasury.

the only man R.E. Lee regretted not having ever personally met.

a man who personally killed 30 federal troops and had 31 mounts shot out from under him.
(he claimed he was a horse ahead at wars end)

a leader who on several occasions defeated his opponent with a fraction of the men and NO ammunition.

a General who at the end of hostilities had more African Americans under his command that any unit in the Confederacy.

the man who coined several pithy phrases....ie.

"surrounded hell, charge both ways." (Battle of Parker's Crossroads)

"get em scared, and then keep the scare on em."

"war means fightin and fightin means killin."

"I didn't fight my way in here to surrender." (Ft Donelson)

and his most famous...."git ther first with the most."

4 years 27 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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What the hell.. Where is Genghis Khan and Khalid Bin Waleed???

Khalid Bin WaLeed was the Supreme Commander of Rashidun Army. He was also one of Campanion of Muhammad (P.B.U.H)... He holds the record for undefeated General in more then 100 battles in which he defeated Strong Armies of Persian, Roman, Sassnaid Empire... And also interesting fact is that he did not died during a battle but he died in his house when he was dismissed from the Military services (because of his growing fame)...

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Khalid Bin Waleed

I Challenge that no one can be compare with Khalid Bin Waleed...

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Khalid Bin Waleed

I Challenge that no one can be compare with Khalid Bin Waleed...

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it's Khalid ibn al-Walid.

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1. Napoleon Bonaparte (late 18th-early 19th cent.) : He was invincible for quite some time after leading his armies in many campaigns and battles before he could be beaten. But what made his legacy second to none was the fact that he did not have any special weapon, technology or unknown tactic. He had his brains, ambition, courage; and above all, his will.
2. Genghis Khan (13th cent.) : His armies were the epitome of a juggernaut force. There was nothing that could stop him except distance and he went a long, long way. He had as much impact on European history as any non-European has had since antiquity. Plus, he set a war machine in motion for his successors like Kublai Khan.
3 Alexander the Great (4th cent. B.C.) : Like Genghis, he never lost a battle or campaign. The physical challenges he met and overcome are stuff of almost unbelievable legend. Also like Genghis, he left a world behind him completely altered and still obedient to his posterity.
4. Julius Caesar (1st cent. B.C.) : If ever there was a military leader that knew how to "turn the tables" by adapting to a situation and mastering it it was Caesar. Sometimes the obstacles were quite messy and he found a way. I think today's American military man (or sport's fan) could identify and appreciate him perhaps more than the others.
5. Horatio Nelson (late 18th-early 19th cent.) : He was a symbol of what made the British Empire great. After all, Britain's strategy rested on it's navy. After his feats in the Napoleonic War naval operations would never be the same.
6. Cyrus the Great (6th cent. B.C.) : The world's first established empire that transcended the isolated kingdoms with strong armies or empires only fueled by war (e.g. Egypt & Assyria respectively.) He achieved it with decisive military victories.
8. Gustavus Adolphus (17th cent.) : Who? Little do people today know about this warrior-king of Sweden. He did not win all his battles. But he won the great majority of them any many of his were decisive in an era of indecisive conflicts. But his impact on tactics and weaponry, to this day, are very impressive.
9. Hannibal (3rd cent. B.C.): He was the greatest general to have lost his war. He occupied the Italian peninsula for 15 years with his armies winning brilliant victory after victory with great battlefield decision making and leadership. Defeating him is what made Rome great. Like the U.S. defeating Japan.
10. THE 10TH SPOT GOES TO THE WINNING GENERAL OF THE MOST INTENSE WAR EVER FOUGHT! A KING FROM AGES PAST OF THE COUNTRY THAT LOST GETS THE CONSOLATION VOTE.
Georgi Zhukov (20th cent.) : Took the best the Third Reich could give and gave it right back. His presence was equal to 500,000 men in the field. From Moscow to Stalingrad to Leningrad, and in the counter-thrust, he led the Russians to the victory that they had been waiting 250 years for. (I compare U.S. Grant to Zhukov.)
11. Frederick the Great (18th cent.) : The greatest German military leader! Prussia was relatively insignificant before his reign, (in spite of daddy's best efforts.) In an alliance, the three major military powers in Europe attempted to destroy him and he adroitly kept them in check. His leadership in the Seven Years War (1756-1763) is a classic example of maintaining discipline and energy in the field; Caesar and Alexander would have been impressed.

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Impressive

This is an impressive synopsis. You have opened my eyes to a few commanders I have never heard of before. Thanks for weighing in on this!

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No Sun Tzu or Temujin

No Sun Tzu or Temujin (Western: Genghis Khan)? The author of the oldest treatise on military strategy and tactics as well as one of the first to use psy-ops certainly deserve mention in this sort of list imo. Alexander the Great also used some psychological tricks during his campaign-he obviously should be here, but I'm not quite as certain about Mao Zedong or Stonewall. I'd have to put in a lot of time to give a rewrite of order though-there are a lot of factors to consider. Difficult not to give Alexander #1 though-something about conquering the known world during his time that's tough to deny :).

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1: General Jebe (Genghis Khan): 100 points
2: General khalid ibn al-walid: 94 points
3: Alexander the Great: 83 points
4: General Tariq ibn zeyad: 77 points
5: Hizbulluh General at 2006 war with Israel: 61 points
6: General Subedei (Genghis Khan): 39 points

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1Tiglath-Pileser III conqured his known world
2alexander the great undefeated
3hannibal great man
4ghengis largest empire ever
5Khaled bin al-waleed he was undefeated after over 100 battles
6the general patton
7sun tzu
8 napoliean
9 Julius ceaser
10cyrus the great
and i dont like hitler but the one dudes rite probally if hitler didnt start fighting russia we might have a different lookin war not sayin hitler was a good military leader but any leader would have loved to be able to control his people like he did

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1...how many foreign area is captured
2...won how many wars
3... status of undefeated
4...sources as compared to enemy
5...add ur criteria

3 years 46 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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Boudicca...

she definitely is A list....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
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pffffffffffff what a stupid list.Where the FUCK IS Heinz Guderian,where the hell is Erwin Rommel,where on earth is Von Manstein.and WHAT THE FUCK is patton doing on that list.And who was the dump who put zhukov rofl could not laugh on this choice.Obviously the man who put this list lacks the experience to tell the meaning between tactics and strategy.anyways good list however Khalid bin el walid is better than all thos 10 with Hanibal as the only 2 commanders of all history and all time who did a pincer move against an army that outnunmmbers them 1:10.UnDEFEATED.Khan comes closer to 3.
as back to the topic top 10 commadners of westren.....would be the following:
Hannibal-hands off people no arguing here-1
Heinz Guderian people he taugh us how to use tanks in modernwarfare,he is also the reason for the total destruction of all allied forces in early stages of WW2,not to mention he never defeated in battle I think his record speaks of itself-2
Von Manstein-ehmm some Historians suggested that he is the best commander of all WW2.Also the reason of Hitlers biggest truimph the fall of france.And the inisiative of the addrenease offensive.Brilliant strategist on the eastren front-3
4-Napoleon did so many with so little.
5-General Lee+Erwin Rommel,who though few afrika corps or some little fighting supporters of slave labours would give the americans and the british a hell of a beating with soo little casulties of their own.
6-Alexander the great-okay to all fools who think this man is a god he wasnot,he only beated some persians with wooden sticks on camels,if he did an invasion of the Roman he would got his ass handed to him, if you know what I mean.
7-Friedrich the great-He defeated a combined army of Russia france and Austria-and one of the reason to the groth of the Prussian power at mid 18 century
8-Richard the lionheart-too bad few Britons nowadays know who is this man,such shame if you ask me
9-Admiral Nelson-if the British had such guys during WW2,I highly suspect the Germans would do half what they did.
10-Walter Model+Albert kesselring-the battle of Monte Cassino Allied CASULTIES 100.000+
The Germans casulties BARELY reached 10.000 all thanks to Albert Kesselring.
in closure ladies and Gentelmen these are just briliant commanders of the westrens,and I am an arabian guy who is proud of my history and people,and in the havoc of conflicts I might add the best tactican commander strategist of all time,is Khalid ebn el Walid just google him.The reason for the total destruction of whole empires I think his record speaks of itself hands down.

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This list must have been compiled by an American how can Patton ever even be in the top 10 where was he when the Germans broke through at the bulge his losses where acceptably high Montgomery was better General thats why Eisenhower choose Montgomery to plug the gap at the bulge ..... Macarthur was a better General than him too.....what about King Leonidas that held up 1 mil ( some say 300 000 )Persians at Battle of Thermopylae with 5000 men?..(the fairest sister-victories which the Sun has ever seen, yet they would never dare to compare their combined glory with the glorious defeat of King Leonidas and his men" )what about Genghis Khan who in one lifetime conquered the second largest empire in history........ my list is as follows: i see the comments and list have been drawn up by a bunch of American GI dream on guys.....

1. Alexander

2.Genghis Khan

3. Julius Caesar

4. Hannibal

5. Napoleon

6. Suleiman the magnificent

7. Nelson

8. Rommel

9. Lawrence of Arabia

10. Leonidas.

3 years 37 weeks ago, 12:27 AM

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Those who have read WWII will easily recognize that Erich von Manstein was the best in the war and probably one of the best of history. A militar genius who conquered western europe, took Sebastopol and was responsible of the great german recovery after the disaster of Stalingrad.
One more? You should add Heinz Guderian, another german general of the Wehrmacht whose understading of the tanks made possible the Blitzkrieg.
Patton?? Well, von Rundstedt, a brilliant german commander recognized him as the best of the americans, but so far I still have not seen a brilliant victory of Patton with limited resources, such as Rommel used to acompplish.
Zhukov?? Not bad, specially when he does not care about the lives of millions of his soldiers to achieve a a target.

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My two cents

I just found this thread. After reading through it, I came up with my list. I'll admit that I'm not really familiar with many of the Muslim leaders, so I didn't add them on my list. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be on a list, just that I'm not familiar with them enough to include them.

1. Alexander the Great. See first post. Also, sometimes knowing who you can't defeat, is as important as knowing who you can defeat. I think he was smart enough to know he couldn't defeat Rome so he chose not to try.

2. Julius Caesar. Without a doubt one of the best. He conquered much of the known world during his time.

3. Nathan B. Forrest. Again see above. Even Sherman, who I think was a better General than most of the Union Generals over him, said he was brilliant. He was the pinacle of a guerilla fighter in his time.

4. Douglas MacArthur. He was indeed a brilliant tactician. He had North Korea backed into China until he was relieved of his command.

5. Robert E. Lee. At the time that Virginia seceeded from the Union, he was the commandant of West Point. He was offered command of the Union Army in an effort to prevent the southern officers from leaving the Union Army. He also kept four Generals of the Union chasing all over the country just trying to find him. His surrender was more from the inability of his troops to maneuver due to exhaustion and malnutrition than from being surrounded.

6. Stonewall Jackson. Robert E. Lee's "left hand." Forrest was the other. It was Jackson who was the foundation of Lee's battles. He was not only a tactician but an inspiration to his men.

7. George C. Patton. When the Germans broke through in the Battle of the Bulge, Eisenhower asked Montgomerie how soon he could turn and relieve the 101st. Monte told him it would take him (I think) 2 days to get turned and 2 more to effect the relief. When Eisenhower asked Patton, his reply was 48 hours. Omar Bradley or Eisenhower one told him not to brag. 48 hours later he had broken through the German lines and was affecting the relief. His mouth is what kept getting him into trouble. He was NOT a diplomat and didn't pretend to be.

8. Horatio Nelson. Again, see above. Nelson changed Naval warfare forever with many of his daring attacks. I agree with whoever said above that if Britian had had a Horatio Nelson in WWII that Germany would not have accomplished nearly what she did.

9. Erwin Rommel. Had Britain not already been reading Germany's ENIGMA codes, Rommel would have run amok over them and probably over the U. S. as well in North Africa. He was truly a Desert Fox. Had he not been back in Germany attending his wife's birthday on D-Day, we could well have had more problems than we did. I'm not saying that we would have lost, but I do think that we would have had a much more difficult time.

10. Geronimo. I debated about this one. As stated earlier, Geronimo kept the U. S. Calvary chasing ghosts for several years. Like Lee above, his surrender was due more to the condition of his people than his inability to maneuver. He simply didn't have enough young warriors to continue fighting and protect the old men and women and children.

I will give Honorable Mention to others such as Heinz Guderian and Von Manstien. They were no doubt the hammer that Hitler wielded. I also would like to add Chester Nimitz here. When he took over as CINCPACFLT, he had the ruins of the U. S. Navy in the Pacific. He listened to his adjutants and made decisions that were not necessarily popular in Washington. If Roosevelt had not committed to "Europe first," he might well have managed to defeat the Japanese with the help of MacArthur, before Hitler fell. General "Black Jack" Pershing is another commander who deserves Honorable mention. George Washington was extremely blessed with many capable commanders under him. It was due to their ability to lead their men that he eventually cornered the British and affected their surrender. Although some might not like it, but the Japanese Admiral who was the archetect of Pearl Harbor (I can't think of his name) should be mentioned here. Had the American Aircraft Carriers been in port in Pearl, during that attack as he had planned, we might have had a very different scenario there. One that would have forced Roosevelt to move some of his forces to the Pacific in order to protect his vulnerable flank. Mao and Giap certainly deserve honorable mention also. They may have been enemies of the U. S. but they could certainly plan and accomplish much with fewer resources than what many of their contemporaries had available to them. I'm sure there are others who fall into the category of honorable mention also, I just can't seem to think of their names right now.

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THE TOP TEN GENERAL

1. Khalid Ibn Al-Walid
Undefeated in more than hundred battles. Defeating two great empires at that time, the sassanid-persian empire and byzantine-roman empire with a small number of army compare to the enemy. He was relieved from his position as the supreme commander when the muslim start to think that their victory was because of Khalid and not from Allah. So, 2nd caliph, Umar Ibn Al-Khattab relieved him. But still Khalid make a great contribution for the muslim army when conquering Syria from Byzantine-Roman Empire and Emperor Heraclius as mobile guard commander. I believe this record make Khalid the best general in history. But the interesting fact is that, its not his undefeated record that make people called him Sword of Allah, but because Prophet Muhammad pray for him to become Sword of Allah that make him undefeated.

2. Alexander The Great
Uniting the Greek civilization and conquering the greatest empire at that time, Persian Empire. He also conquered Egypt, Jerusalem, northern India and many numbers of tribal city states. no argument that his empire was one of the largest in history. I wonder what will happen if he march until china. Interesting Fact: The muslim believe that Alexander is the conqueror mention in the Holy Quran named Dzulqarnain.

3. Tamerlane
He is the Turco-Mongol conqueror. He march his army from China until Egypt and won against the several muslim rulers in middle east including the destruction of great city of Baghdad and massacre its population. He also conqured Afghanistan, India and Moscow. The muslim always think that Tamerlane came as a punishment from god for their sins. He owned the largest empire in the world and he is famous as a one of the most cruel ruler in history. He pile up all the heads of the people he killed as a 'small hill'. He died during his way to invade Jin Dynasty of China.

4. Hannibal
He is the Cathaginian General. Hannibal is a true soldiers. He eats what his men eats and he sleep in the same tent as his men. He won numerous battle against the Roman army and occupy the Italian peninsular for 15years. He is always outnumbered but at the end he is victorious. After he was defeated by Scipio Africanus, he ran away and served as military general for several kingdom. The Roman was so afraid of him and kept hunting him. He choose suicide rather than killed by the Romans. 'Hannibal win the battles, but not the war'.

5. Cyrus The Great
The founder and emperor of the Persian Empire. He established the largest empire in history until that time. He conquered Babylon Empire, Medes, Lydia, Egypt, Western India and the Fertile Crescent area. Many historians compared him to Alexander The Great. At the end, it is believed that he was killed in battle by the Cimmerian Tribe. Intersting Fact: One night, in a banquet, Babylon ruler called Prophet Daniel to interprete the oracle written on the palace wall. It is the oracle from Nebuchadnezzar dream about the 4 biggest kingdom in history including the Babylonia Empire. And at the same night, Cyrus The Great entered the city and conqured Babylonia.

6. Napoleon Bonaparte
French Emperor. He defeated the Egyptian Mameluke, Austria, Prussia and Russia and conquered much of Europe and make the pope to acknowledge him as the 'legal' French Emperor. He was exiled to Elba Island after he was defeated by by the combined forces of Prussia, Austria and Sweden at Leipzig. A year later he escapes back to France and launch a final campaign to get back his empire but he was defeated at Waterloo to British and Prussia forces under Duke of Wellington. Interesting Fact: He brought 600 000 soldiers to invade Russia but only 25 000 returned home.

7. Julius Caesar
He is the Roman Dictator. Caesar start his military career by serving the Roman army in Asia especially during the siege of Mytilene. Caesar conquered Helvetii tribe, local tribes of Spain, Germanic forces at Rhine and raided the Celtic tribe of Britain. Caesar then conqured the Gallic tribe in modern day French after the decisive battle with Gallic Tribal Leader Vercingetorix. He initiating a civil war against fellow consul, Pompey. He crushes Pompey at Pharsalus, secures the Egyption throne for Cleopatra VII and defeats Pharnaces, King of Pontus, at Zela. He make a military expedition into Tunisia but end in disaster and then defeats Pompey Supporters at Thapsus and Munda before he was assasinated in Rome. Interesting Fact: Caesar may be serve the army during campaign against Spartacus rebellion.

8. Sallahuddin Al-Ayyubi
Sultan of Ayyubid Dynasty. He gained victory over Fatimid Egyptian at the Nile, unite the muslim region of Egyptian Fatimid and Syrian Zengids under Ayyubid Dynasty and maintain good relation with other muslim kingdoms. He launch a war against the crusaders when the Jerusalem king broke the peace treaty and harrassed the muslim that go to Mecca. He involve in many battles against the Christian Crusaders such as at montgisard, jacobs ford and hattin. The fall of Jerusalem into his hand shocked the whole Europeand counter-offensive is launch to recover the holy land lead by the English King, Richard Lionheart, French King Philip II Augustus and German emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Sallahuddin clashes with Richard was legendary. They both win battles and loss battles. Sallahuddin chivalry towards the enemy gain him respect and admire throughout Europe. Richard return to England failed to recover Jerusalem. But it is no doubt that this war is the most controversial in history.

9. Erich Von Manstein
German General. He served throghout WW1 as a German staff officer. He persuaded Hitler to invade France and using 'Blitzkrieg', he conquered France in a short time. He led an invasion force to Russia and march until Stalingrad. He had a hard-fought war against Russian General Gorgi Zhukov. His ability as a general and tank battle make him the ablest commander in axis forces. Interesting Fact: He imprisoned for war crime in Eastern Front.

10. Horatio Nelson
British Admiral. He revolutionize the sea battle. Served as a marine at the age of 12. He lost his right eye during siege of Calvi at Colsica, taking part in military expedition in central America, win against the spanish at cape of st. vincent, lead a night attack on Spanish port of tenerife which he loss his right arm, at the battle of Nile he was victorious against Napoleon French Navy (without Napoleon involvement), suppress the reolutionary movement in Italy and launch an attack on Danish capital, Copenhagen. No doubt he is one of the best admiral in modern history.

WHY THEY NOT IN MY LIST?
1. Themistocles
A Greek Commander. Served in Marathon and naval battle at Artemisium and Salamis against the Persian Navy. But I believe Nelson still a greater admiral. Nelson loved by his people but Themistocles received small gratitude for his deeds may be due to his dictatorship.

2. Richard Lionheart
English Warrior King. He win several decisive battle against Sallahuddin and also loss several. But the important thing is that he loss the war, he failed to recover Jerusalem. Meanwhile his throne is being taken by his brother and his war with the French still continue without clear winner.

3. Robert E. Lee
Conf. General. His maneuvre and mobilization was amazing. Thanks to his defending tactics, the Conf. Army survive for a long time. Yes, he fight against a larger army force, but if other general can win against the odds why can't he. At the end, he achieve nothing.

4. Ulysses S. Grant
Union General. A drunkard who send his army continuously until he emerge victorious. Sherman is better than him.

5. William T. Sherman
Union General. A very good general and he is good in psychological warfare. But I still can't find a way to put him in my top ten.

6. Adolf Hitler.
German Dictator. He is a ruler, not a commander.

7. Erwin Rommell.
German General. He and his famous Afrikan Korps has give the allied forces a hell on the earth. But he failed to maintain his army in North Africa and failed in a campaign in Egyt and Tunisia.

8. George Patton.
American General. A true soldier. May be he is a Modern Hannibal. But his victory much influence by the support of massive army of allied forces.

9. Sun Tzu.
A Chinese Military Strategist and Philosopher. His 'Art Of War' was famous as military text book, but some historians actually believe that during his time, he is not the only one startegist who work to gain victory over the invading neighbouring army. May be all the military strategy is compiled by Sun Tzu in a book because he is the chief strategist.

10. MacArthur
American Admiral. Involved in the largest naval battle in history but....If Patton was not on the list, neither do MacArthur, Eisenhower who sit on the office, Bradley, Montgomery and other generals during WW2.

11. Heroes from the Romance of Three Kindoms.
Chaos arise at the end of Han Dynasty (2 ad). The warlords such as Liu Bei, Cao Cao and Sun Brothers, and military strategists such as Zhuge Liang, Zhou Yu, Sima Yi, Pang Tong and Guo Jia prove to be a brilliant commander and strategist. I bet if one of them involve in WW2, they will emerge victorious surely. The problem is that they failed to unite China. Cao Cao come closed but he died before he ruled all of China.

12. Baibars
Mameluke Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He defeat the crusaders in several battles including the crushing defeat of French King Louis IX at Al-Mansurah and conquered the crusader city state one by one. He also repel the Mongol invasion. But, Sallahuddin is far more famous I guess.

13. Ghenghis Khan.
A Mongol Khan. He unite his tribesmen, conquered northern China and conquered Samarkand. Yes, he should be on the list. My mistake. Please throw away Nelson name and put his...... I guess not.

14. Duke of Wellington.
British General. Served in various battlefield from India until Spain and Netherlands. His famous victory was against Napoleon Bonaparte. Looks like he is better than Napoleon, but he lack the aura like Napoleon have.

15. Scipio Africanus
Roman General. Fought in various battlefield. I think he is quite similar to Duke of Wellington. He won against Hannibal at Zama, but the aura and achievments of Hannibal is far greater.

16. Duke of Marlborough.
British Commander. He still can't match the top ten in the list.

17. Hernan Cortes.
Spanish Conquistador. Thanks to the disease he brought along from Europe and the support of 100 000 local tribesmen and modern gun, he conquered Tenochtitlan. His cruelty and act after that is questioned by the King of Spain himself.

18. Geronimo
Indian War Chief. He fought against the American Cavalry bravely and make them chase him for years. Hmmm....... Everybody can be a fugitive if they know the terrain and how to survive in the nature.

19. Nguyen Giap.
Vietcong Leader. He win the battles but lose the war because his cruelty towards the vietnamese after his victory against the American using simultaneously attack. At least the American citizen start to realize this is a meaningless battle after many American soldiers died.

20. Japanese Daimyos during Sengoku Period
Oda Nobunaga pounds the rice cake, Toyotomi Hideyoshi kneads its, at last Tokugawa Ieyasu sits and eats it. Tokugawa Ieyasu win the war at last but due to other people efforts. But still he is very patient, calm and know when to grab the oppurtunity.

21. William 'Braveheart' Wallace.
Scottish Freedom Fighter. He is very brave and inspirational. But his victories may be too exaggerate... thanks to the Braveheart film. But still he is an idol not only for the Scottish but for other freedom fighter.

22. Leonidas
Spartan King. He withstand the Persian Invasion with only 300men + 5000men from other city states against 1 000 000 men (some say 800 000 or 300 000). He died but spark the nationalism spirit and bring all the Greek city states into battle with the Persia. He still can't match the top ten.

23. William The Conqueror.
English King. He is a Norman or Viking if I'm no mistaken. He is a bastard afterall.

24. Attila The Hun.
Hun Emperor. From just a tribal chief, he wage war against Rome. He swept everything in front of him and rumour say he was stopped buy a pope. His legacy isn't last long.

25. Boudicca.
Celtc Tribal Queen. She wage war against the Roman occupier.......... and lost tremendously. His army of 100 000 crush by only 5000 roman.

THE TRUE COMMANDER?

The true commander is the commander who fought for the right reasons and fought against injustice.

3 years 22 weeks ago, 7:11 AM

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Where are they....

Where is Ghenghis Khan,Rommel,Sun Tzu,Tamerlane...some of the biggest generals in the history are not in this list...I made my own list I hope you agree

1.Alexander The Great
2.Ghenghis Khan
3.Khalid Ibn Al-Walid
4.Julius Caesar
5.Napoleon
6.Tamerlane
7.Sun Tzu
8.Hannibal
9.Cyrus The Great
10.Erwin Rommel

3 years 22 weeks ago, 7:15 AM

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greekman12

what are you asking me for, I did not wright it ?jc

1 year 43 weeks ago, 7:39 PM

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Yep

I would agree with you on that. Definatley one of the best. Would have to be to of done what he did.

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