Posted by: Jacqui Murray | December 7, 2009

Ten Top Military Leaders


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Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning wrote a book called, The Military 100, which lists the top one hundred military leaders. I’ll give you the top twenty. For details on those, and for the rest of the list, check out his book on Amazon:

  1. George Washington
  2. Napoleon I
  3. Alexander the Great
  4. Genghis Khan
  5. Julius Caesar
  6. Gustavus Adolphus
  7. Francisco Pizarro
  8. Charlemagne (Charles the Great)
  9. Hernando Cortes
  10. Cyrus the Great
  11. Frederick the Great
  12. Simon Bolivar
  13. William the Conqueror
  14. Adolf Hitler
  15. Attila the Hun
  16. George Catlett Marshall
  17. Peter the Great
  18. Dwight D Eisenhower
  19. Oliver Cromwell
  20. Douglas MacArthur

Do you agree with this list? Let us know.




  1. What about hannibal? He must be in the first 20 .

    • A good choice, excellent even, but who would you leave out?

  2. Hannibal should be in the first 20 .

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