Top 10 Military Leaders

10 famous military leaders who helped change the world.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 – 1969) A five star General in US army, Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commander for the D-Day invasion of occupied Europe (1944-45). Also, successfully oversaw invasion of North Africa (1942). First Supreme Commander of NATO.

Napoleon (1769 – 1821) As Emperor of France 1804-1815, Napoleon’s forces swept across Europe, gaining a hegemony over most of Europe. In many battles, Napoleon overcame numerical inferiority through use of tactics.

Alexander the Great (356 – 323 BC) As King of Macedonia, he established an Empire from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas in India. Alexander the Great remained undefeated in battle.

Genghis Khan – (1162 – 1227) From humble beginnings, Genghis Khan conquered Mongolia and China and then created an Empire stretching into Central Europe. His Mongol hordes were unstoppable.

Akbar (1542  – 1605) The third Moghul Emperor, Akbar consolidated his Empire across India, through a series of striking military victories, in the early part of his reign, creating one of most affluent empires of the age.

Constantine the Great (272 – 337) Constantine served as Roman emperor from 306 to 337. He successfully defeated both internal rebellions and consolidated the Roman Empire defeating the Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, and Sarmatians.

Erwin Rommel (1891 – 1944) ‘The Desert Fox’ was admired by both his troops and enemies developing a reputation for invincibility. He was a commander during the invasion of France (1940) and achieved striking victories in the North Africa desert war.

Julius Caesar (100 BC – 44 BC) Under Caesar, the Roman Empire stretched to its furthers points – crossing the Rhine and into Britain for the first time.

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) Winston Churchill became Prime Minister in May 1940, when Great Britain alone stood against Hitler. With stirring speeches, Churchill rallied the population and quashed those who wanted to make a deal with Hitler.

General Patton (1885 – 1945) US Commander during Second World War, Patton distinguished himself in Africa, Sicily and in the liberation of Frances – especially during the Battle of the Bulge.

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