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Top 10 Generals of all time

Here are some of the most famous military people throughout history:

  1. George Washington
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. Alexander the Great
  4. Julius Caesar
  5. Douglas MacArthur
  6. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. George S. Patton
  8. Erwin Rommel
  9. Ulysses S. Grant
  10. Sun Tzu

Wars fought by Americans

1. American Revolutionary War (1775–1783):

The American Revolutionary War marked the Thirteen Colonies’ fight for independence from British rule. Key battles such as Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown, under leaders like George Washington, culminated in the Treaty of Paris (1783), recognizing the United States as an independent nation.

Top 10 Americans fighting in Revolution

  1. George Washington
  2. Nathanael Greene
  3. Benedict Arnold
  4. Ethan Allen
  5. Francis Marion
  6. Horatio Gates
  7. Anthony Wayne
  8. John Paul Jones
  9. Israel Putnam
  10. Daniel Morgan

Top 10 Military fighting against USA in American Revolution

  1. King George III
  2. Sir William Howe
  3. Sir Henry Clinton
  4. John Burgoyne
  5. Charles Cornwallis
  6. John Graves Simcoe
  7. Banastre Tarleton
  8. Thomas Gage
  9. Lord Richard Howe
  10. Sir Guy Carleton

2. Quasi-War with France (1798–1800):

The Quasi-War was an undeclared naval conflict between the United States and France, arising from disputes over maritime rights and treaties. The conflict primarily took place in the Caribbean and Atlantic, involving naval engagements and the formation of the United States Navy.

3. Barbary Wars (1801–1805, 1815):

The Barbary Wars were two conflicts against the Barbary States of North Africa (Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis) and their piracy against American shipping. The wars, primarily naval in nature, resulted in the establishment of a more secure environment for American trade in the Mediterranean.

4. War of 1812 (1812–1815):

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain, with key issues including maritime rights and British impressment of American sailors. Battles such as the Battle of New Orleans and the burning of Washington, D.C., shaped the post-war era and solidified American identity.

5. Mexican-American War (1846–1848):

The Mexican-American War resulted from border disputes and annexation tensions. Battles like Palo Alto, Buena Vista, and the capture of Mexico City led to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ceded significant territory to the United States, including California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

6. Civil War (1861–1865):

The Civil War was a conflict between Northern and Southern states over issues such as slavery and states’ rights. Major battles like Gettysburg and Antietam defined the war, which concluded with the Union’s victory and the abolition of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment.

Top 10 US Civil War Generals

Here are the top 10 famous military people of the US civil war, for both the union and confederacy:

  1. Ulysses S. Grant (Union)
  2. Robert E. Lee (Confederate)
  3. William T. Sherman (Union)
  4. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson (Confederate)
  5. Philip Sheridan (Union)
  6. George G. Meade (Union)
  7. J.E.B. Stuart (Confederate)
  8. James Longstreet (Confederate)
  9. Ambrose Burnside (Union)
  10. Braxton Bragg (Confederate)

7. Spanish-American War (1898):

The Spanish-American War was a brief conflict resulting from the explosion of the USS Maine and concerns over Spanish rule in Cuba. The United States emerged victorious, gaining control of territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, signaling its emergence as a global power.

8. World War I (1917–1918):

World War I marked the United States’ entry into global conflicts. The war, characterized by trench warfare and major battles like the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, saw the U.S. contribute significantly to the Allied victory, leading to the establishment of the League of Nations.

Top WWI Generals

Here are the top 10 famous generals from WWI:

  1. Sir Douglas Haig (United Kingdom)
  2. Ferdinand Foch (France)
  3. Paul von Hindenburg (Germany)
  4. Erich Ludendorff (Germany)
  5. John J. Pershing (United States)
  6. Sir Edmund Allenby (United Kingdom)
  7. Luigi Cadorna (Italy)
  8. Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (Germany)
  9. Armando Diaz (Italy)
  10. John Monash (Australia)

9. World War II (1941–1945):

World War II involved the United States in both the European and Pacific theaters. Battles like D-Day, Midway, and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki led to the defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, reshaping the post-war world order.

Top 10 WWII Generals

Here are the top 10 famous generals from WWII:

  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower (United States)
  2. George S. Patton (United States)
  3. Bernard Montgomery (United Kingdom)
  4. Douglas MacArthur (United States)
  5. Georgy Zhukov (Soviet Union)
  6. Erwin Rommel (Germany)
  7. Heinz Guderian (Germany)
  8. Omar Bradley (United States)
  9. Chester Nimitz (United States)
  10. Isoroku Yamamoto (Japan)

10. Korean War (1950–1953):

The Korean War, fought between North Korea (supported by China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (aided by the United Nations, primarily the U.S.), ended in an armistice. The conflict aimed to contain communism, illustrating the Cold War tensions.

11. Vietnam War (1955–1975):

The Vietnam War was a protracted conflict between North and South Vietnam, with the U.S. supporting the South against communist forces. Despite significant American involvement, the war ended with the fall of Saigon and the reunification of Vietnam under communist rule.

12. Gulf War (1990–1991):

The Gulf War resulted from Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. A U.S.-led coalition, including international forces, successfully liberated Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm, marking a swift and decisive response to aggression.

13. War in Afghanistan (2001–2021):

Initiated after the 9/11 attacks, the War in Afghanistan aimed to dismantle the Taliban regime and eliminate Al-Qaeda. Despite initial successes, the conflict evolved into a protracted war, concluding with the U.S. withdrawal in 2021.

14. Iraq War (2003–2011):

The Iraq War, launched based on concerns over weapons of mass destruction, sought to depose Saddam Hussein’s regime. The conflict led to the capture of Hussein, but post-war challenges and insurgency persisted until the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.


Please note that this is a list of famous generals and the list is ever-changing and based on the popularity and influence of the generals as the time passes.