Top 10 Greatest Warriors


As long as there have been civilizations, there have been unending wars for power and land. These wars have produced some of the fiercest warriors the world has ever seen. Men who are not only exceptional at hand to hand combat but who were also great leaders and brilliant strategists. There were so many brave individuals who could fit on this list but I think these represent warrior states from around the world and throughout the ages.

10. Richard I (Lionheart)

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Richard I was given the nickname Lionheart (or Coeur de Leon) for his exceptional fighting ability and courage. The duke of Normandy and the Count of Anjou, he ascended to the throne of England in 1198 after defeating his father Henry II with the help of his powerful mother Eleanor of Aquitaine. Richard took the cross in 1188 when he heard of Saladin’s successful conquest of Jerusalem. He raised funds by selling official titles, rights and lands to the highest noble bidder. He left for the Holy Land in 1190 along with French King Philip II and most of the military forces of Christendom. After being waylaid first in Sicily and then in Cyprus, Richard and Philip arrived in the Holy Land in June 1191. The joint forces first took Acre and then moved onto Arsuf before fortifying Ascalon. Arguments between who was to become King of Jerusalem escalated and Philip quit the Crusade and returned to France. Richard pressed on but when he realized he had no way of securing Jerusalem even if he had managed to capture it, he signed a peace treaty with Saladin and returned to Europe. He spent his final five years reclaiming his throne from his brother John and fighting against Philip’s advances into Normandy.

9. Spartacus

Born in Thrace in 109 BC, Spartacus is most widely known as the gladiator who led the revolt against Rome during the Gladiatorial War. It is not known for sure how Spartacus became a gladiator but the leading theory is that he once fought for the Roman army but deserted and became a thief. He was arrested and sold as a gladiator due to his strength. In 73 BC he and seventy followers escaped from a gladiator school near Capua and fled to Mount Vesuvius where they were joined by local slaves. His army continued to grow until it was 90, 000 men strong and they began wreaking havoc in southern Italy, defeating two Roman armies and plundering any city they came across. From there they marched north into Gaul where he tried to free his men but they refused to leave and they marched again into Italy for more plunder. Spartacus was killed in a battle at Lucania in 71 BC and his men were crucified. He has been remembered as a legendary commander not only for his successes in battle but for his own courage strength and compassion.

8. Saladin

Known to the western world as the antihero of the Third Crusade, he is revered in the Middle East as the hero who returned Jerusalem into Muslim hands. The Kurdish Sultan was born in 1138 in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and grew up during the First Crusade. He was trained as a soldier by his uncle Asad al-Din Shirkuh and early in his military career he worked on uniting Arab forces under his control first in Egypt then in Syria and Palestine. He then set his sights on Jerusalem and conquered King Guy de Lusignan at the Battle of Hattin. The battle was a tremendous success for Saladin as his army almost wiped out the Crusaders in the Holy Land. The city of Jerusalem fell into his hands when he came to terms with Balian of Ibelin who defended the city after the capture of Guy. His capture of Jerusalem influenced King Richard of England to join forces with King Philip of France and set out for the Third Crusade to the Holy Land. The Christian forces made their way to Ascalon when Richard fell ill and signed a peace treaty with Saladin that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands as long as Christians would be able to safely make their pilgrimage. His reign of Jerusalem was short lived however as he died of a fever on March 4, 1193. Saladin is most often recognized as much for his generosity and chivalry as he is for his impressive military accomplishments.

7. Lieutenant Audie Murphy

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Born the son of a poor Texas sharecropper in 1924, Audie went on to become the most decorated American soldier of World War II. In an attempt to free himself of his hardships, he joined the army as a private in 1942. After his basic training he was shipped to Casablanca, Morocco where he continued with his training. He saw action in North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany and was distinguished by his quick thinking and bravery. He not only destroyed several of the enemy’s machine guns in minutes but also jumped onto a burning tank destroyer and turned its machine gun on the enemy as well as cutting off a German counterattack of six tanks and 250 Infantry practically by himself. For these acts of courage he has received countless decorations including the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and three Purple Hearts; as well as the French Legion of Honor and two Croix de Guerre. He returned to America as a hero and turned his wartime fame into a successful film career. With help from his friends, Audie penned an autobiography entitled To Hell and Back, which was later made into a movie in which he played himself. While on a business trip he died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.

6. Miyamoto Musashi

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The greatest sword fighter of his time, Miyamoto Musashi, also known as the Sword Saint, is one of the best-known samurai in Japanese history. Born in 1584 in Harima Province, Musashi was raised by his uncle in Shoreian temple. By the time he was 13 he had already won his first duel against Arima Kigei, a student of the Shinto Ryu school of military arts. For the next 16 years he made a name for himself, fighting in more than 60 duels (including against the Yoshioka School and his most famous duel against Sasaki Kojiro) in which he was undefeated. During this time he also enlisted in Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s army and although he was on the losing side, he escaped, crawling among corpses and drinking from muddy puddles to survive. After the war, he turned his attention to teaching swordsmanship and he is credited with creating the nitoryu technique in which you fight with two swords. Later in his life, he became a master painter and writer. His most famous written work is The Book of Five Rings, which covers the sum of his experience as a sword fighter including strategy, tactics and philosophy. At the age of 62, Musashi died of thoracic cancer in Reigando Cave (the same cave where he lived as a hermit while writing The Book of Five Rings).

5. Gaius Julius Caesar

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The greatest general in Rome’s history, Caesar came to power first as a quaestor and praetor before being elected as consul and proconsul in 59 BC and organizing the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus. He distinguished himself by leading campaigns in Gaul, Britain and Germany but his growing power scared the senate and he was asked to disband his forces. Not only did he refuse this request, he marched on Rome. He started an outbreak of civil war that lasted until December 49 BC when he held a dictatorship in Rome for eleven days while he was elected as consul. He then chased Pompey to Egypt where he remained living with Cleopatra for several years. On his return to Rome he improved the living conditions of his people and drew up elaborate plans for consolidation of the empire. In 44 BC he became dictator for life, a title that was short lived because on the Ides of March (March 15th) 44 BC, he was stabbed to death by a group of his friends and protégés including Cimber, Casca, Cassius and Brutus.

4. Hannibal Barca

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A Carthaginian General, Hannibal was a master strategist who developed outflanking tactics. Dubbed the father of strategy by military historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge, he grew up with a fierce hatred of the Romans. After the death of his brother-in-law Hasdrubal, he took command of the Gaulo-Cathaginian army and set his sights on Rome. He set out in the spring of 218 BC and fought his way through the Pyrenees and the Alps with a force of 46,000 soldiers and 37 war elephants. When he was in Roman territory, he ravaged hundreds of towns leaving complete destruction in his wake. Some of his greatest victories were at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus and Cannae, even turning some Roman cities against his enemies. Scipio eventually defeated him in his homeland at the Battle of Zama, after which he signed a peace treaty in 201 BC. After several years as a suffete, he was accused by his political enemies of conspiring with King Antiochus of Syria. At the threat of a Roman investigation, Hannibal fled to the court of King Prusias of Bithynia where he poisoned himself before the Romans could force him to surrender.

3. Sun Tzu

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A Chinese General, Sun Tzu was the author of the first and most sophisticated book on military theory ever written, The Art of War. While not much is known about the man, it is generally accepted that he was an accomplished General who served the King of Wu in the period of the Warring States in the 4th century BC. It was at this time that he wrote The Art of War, which covers logistics, espionage, strategy and tactics with a deep reliance on philosophy. The main points it stresses are the high cost of war, the unpredictability of battle, the correlation between political and military policies and the ineffectiveness of setting hard and fast rules. Not only has it influenced Asian military thinking for centuries, but it has also formed the base of the military strategies of Napoleon, Mao Zedong, General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. and Henry Kissinger. In more recent times, The Art of War has been adopted by business students in Tokyo, New York and London as a text on business strategy.

2. Leonidas I

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Best known for his heroic last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas’ early years have barely been documented although legend has it that he was the descendant of Heracles. His reign began somewhere around 490 BC and he shared control with Leotychides, as was Spartan custom of the time. The Persian army, led by King Darius, had been conquering Greece for close to ten years when Leonidas became King. When Darius died in 481 BC his son Xerxes continued his father’s expansion into the Greek mainland. In an attempt to stop the advancing army in their tracks, Leonidas (despite warnings by the Oracle of Delphi that told of his death) went to meet Xerxes with 7000 troops including the famed 300 Spartans, at the Pass of Thermopylae (aptly nicknamed the Hot Gates). Xerxes sent in wave after wave of troops including his Immortals who were in turn slaughtered by the Greeks. After a few days of fighting a Greek traitor told Xerxes of a mountain trail which he could use to outflank his enemy. Leonidas learned of the betrayal and sent away most of his men keeping only the 300 Spartans that made up his personal guard. Leonidas’ 300 valiantly fought off the advancing Persians down to their last man. Leonidas was killed and his body was beheaded and crucified which only served to anger his fellow Spartans who expelled the Persians from Greece a few months later at the Battle of Plataea.

1. Alexander the Great

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Arguably one of the greatest generals of antiquity, Alexander’s conquests extended the Macedonian kingdom from Greece to India, almost the entire known world at the time. Born in 356 BC his early years were spent under the tutelage of the philosopher Aristotle. His early military career was spent releasing Greece from the grasp of the Persians. From there he moved through Syria, Egypt (where he founded the city of Alexandria and visited the oracle of Ammon and claimed his divinity), and Asia Minor before his final conquest into India. He then returned to the west and began making preparations to invade Arabia but before he could achieve this conquest, he fell ill and died in June 323 BC. Throughout his reign, the casualties of his troops compared to those of his enemies were considerably less, mostly due to his quick tactical thinking and his love for the men who fought under him.

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  1. Also, what of the Alamo fighters? Did we forget them? Or about Lu Bu? What about the guy from WWII that charged the beaches of normandy with nothing but a longsword and bow and arrows. He got over 50 confirmed kills. One of the confirmed kills was with his bow, WHEN HE WAS RIDING A MOTORCYCLE. What about White Death? He was a soviet soldier with around 500 confirmed kills with his iron sighted sniper rifle.

  2. Where the hell is Genghis Khan? His empire was the biggest ever. He conquered more than Alexander the Great did, which is insane. Not trying to disrespect Alexander however.

  3. “Leonidas learned of the betrayal and sent away most of his men keeping only the 300 Spartans that made up his personal guard. Leonidas’ 300 valiantly fought off the advancing Persians down to their last man.”

    A group of about 1100 Thespians and Thebans also refused to leave and fought with the 300 Spartans to defend the pass and the retreating Greek armies.

  4. Gideon (the Hebrews)
    King David (Israel)
    Alexander the Great (Macedonia)
    Julius Caesar (Rome)
    Mohammed (Arabia)
    Gengis Khan (Mongolia)
    John of Austria (victor at Lepanto)
    Robert E. Lee (the Confederacy)
    Air Marshal Dowding (Great Britain)
    Georgij Zhukov (Soviet Union)

  5. Alexander the Great could never conquer India. He fought his last battle with a minor Indian kingdom located on north west border. The small but extremely brave army of King Porus almost defeated Alexander, depleting all his resources and breaking his spirit. He knew what to expect further from the large powerful army of then Indian emperor Maha Nanda. He retreated from this point and on his way back died from the wounds inflicted in battle with King Porus. He left behind his deputy Selyukes with instruction to regroup and conquer India thus fulfilling his dream of winning the entire world. Selyukes was defeated by Emperor Chandragupta who had, in the meantime, dethroned Maha Nanda and started Gupta Dynasty, the golden period on India history.

  6. Saladin is Arabian u hypocrite, also u didn’t mentioned the greatest Arabian Muslim general that never lost a battle in his life and he fought more than 100 big wars and won them all in Persia, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and beyond. u didn’t mentioned Tariq bnu Ziad the man who invaded the southern Europe (Spain, some French provinces… other islands) and many other greatest warriors in all time… but as u know Arabs sadly don’t care about getting famous, and all the stuff ur ignorance is petty itself.

    • Tariq ibn Ziyad origins are murky, he was either a Persian, an Arab, or a Berber. And the only thing he’s seemingly noted for was the conquest of Spain, which mostly was due to him exploiting political instabilities of the ruling Visigoths.

  7. I think. Khaleed ibn walid have to be on this list. Infact at the top spot, a general who never lost over 100 battle in his entire life,also known as the (sword of Allah).

  8. you bloody fool read some real history the number of wars Indian warriors fought with Muslims no country has fought. read the history of chivalrous deeds of rajputs you will know the real warriors.

  9. Eurocentric view of history.

    CYRUS THE GREAT, the greatest leader in antiquity. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia and the Caucasus. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen. Cyrus built his empire by conquering first the Median Empire, then the Lydian Empire and eventually the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Alexander would be no match for Cyrus.

    KHALID IBN AL-WALID, perhaps the greatest military comander of all times. Khalid is said to have fought around a hundred battles, both major battles and minor skirmishes as well as single duels, during his military career. Having REMAINED UNDEFEATED, this fact makes him one of the finest military generals in history.

    In the BATTLE OF YARMOUK he crushed 6 times larger Roman army. As the Roman army approached, the Arabs tactically withdrew from Syria and regrouped all their forces at the Yarmouk plains close to Arabia where, after being reinforced, they defeated the numerically superior Byzantine Roman army. The battle is also considered to be one of Khalid ibn al-Walid’s greatest military victories. It cemented his reputation as one of the greatest tacticians and cavalry commanders in history.

    And also the magnificent BATTLE OF FIRAZ. This was the last battle of the Muslim Arab commander Khalid ibn al-Walid in Mesopotamia (Iraq) against the combined forces of the Byzantine Roman Empire, Sassanid Persian Empire, and Christian Arabs. Khalid’s force consisted of 15,000 men, while the combined forces of the Byzantine Empire, Sassanid Empire and Christian Arabs were at least TEN TIMES LARGER than Khalid’s army. Khalid’s army heavily defeated this army too.

  10. No evidence, nor cloth, nor (2000 years old, blown away by wind and then somehow gathered back together) footprints(?), nor brick, nor eye witness reports?!

    The bible is written as a way of life (or the change of the way people lived) about the life and miracles of one man. Proofs aside, you are ridiculing the intelligence of mankind 2000 years ago and their ability to find out facts and to stop baseless rumors as well as untruths from surviving long periods of time. The existence of one man is too huge of an attempt to pull the wool over people (not just supporters but those against) that it does not make rational sense. Without offense, this brings me to my question out of curiosity, are you perhaps drunk at the time of writing Dr. Williams?

  11. william rogers on

    Now this ‘Jesus fellow: If he were to have been real I would very much like to have sat down at an outdoor pub with him and had a nice cold one. However, someone up above was wrong on every ‘sub-topic’ he covered concerning this ‘Son of God”. In scientific terms, there is not one shred of evidence, nor piece of cloth, nor foot print, nor brick, nor eye witness reports — nothing – nothing; there is not one shred of ‘anything giving indication that this man who half the world worships,..ever existed at all. Really, nothing…and the ‘bible’ was never one piece of writings but at least 16 different ‘bibles’ of which the best stories were taken and that became what we know now as the ‘word of God’. I promise those are the facts. Now, do I know that just because over the past two thousand not one single item gives any ‘proof’ a Jesus person having walked the earth,….does not mean He did not….or was a myth. He seemed to be a really nice man…so if you want to believe in Him, you could do worse. The one thing that’s quite sad, however, I’ve never in all my life met anyone who calls themselves a Christian who actually followed any of his teaching. Too bad; it would have been a much better world.

  12. William Rogers on

    It is beyond ‘silly’ for those ‘historieans’ who use the caveat ‘arguably’ in stating that Alexander the Great was ‘arguably’ the greatest warrior king in all of history. No one, not Hannibal, not Caesar, oh God not Napoleon….not Leonidas … one who ever lived is even a close second. Having studied the life and times of Alexander for more than 30 years, mostly I tend to stay away from this argument, although way back when I actually cared about such things as intelligence and stupidity, I was ‘fact’ oversight expert and presenter on this subject in about 57 seminars through out the world.

    There are not actually two sides; there is no ‘debate’ to be had. Alexander became King and warrior general at the age of 20 and with a solid force of less than 60 thousand soldiers he conquered the entire known world by the age of 29. Alexander’s forces were involved in 167 full pitched battles during a 9 year period having never lost even one. He also, eye witness reports say, was personally involved in 83 individual hand to hand, close contact sword, spear and with his own full body to the death…never, ever losing just one time. Those persons, colleagues included, who ‘argue’ Alexander ‘was one of the…..” do not have any idea about what they are talking.

    Thank you do much…

    Dr. William Rogers
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  13. Khalid ibn Walid is the number one warrior of all time. He had won more than 100 battles himself.
    If you don’t know him you don’t know anything about history

    • Bhonsdi ke Aaja ladd musalman se ..pta chal jayega ke Kon zyada mahaan hai…
      Suna nahi tune..
      Baniye ka dimaag aur nian bhai ki daring…
      Tum saale hazaar hindu pe ek musalman bhari hai…

  14. The U.S.A. is the greatest empire, we never lose! I mean it took us about 5 mins to conquer half of mexico lol

  15. Mongols were the deadliest warriors (may be not the greatest) the world has and will ever see.

    They Killed over 60million people with bows and knifes. Compare this to the highest death toll in a war in all of human history – WWII 61million – in WWII weapons used includes submarines, atomic bombs and fighter jets.

    It is estimated that about half of the world languages, culture and religion became extinct because the entire human population (including babies and pet animals) of some countries were killed or burned alive.

    Scientist are now finding that the global temperature drop by 0.5 Celsius because there were half population left in the world who needed oxygen and also previous farming land became forest again. Some of these great cities are still among the densest forest in the world.

    During his 2nd year in campaign, Gangis Khan missed his home village. He decided to fondle his memory by building a man made mountain that looked similar to the one in his village. Because they didn’t have any machinery they decided to kill every living thing in that country (currently this country is part of western China) and use the corpse to make mountains. In total 2 million humans (including babies) corpses and roughly 50 millions domesticated animals corpses (cows, sheep, dogs, cat etc) were used to build that mountain.

    22% of the earth surface was wiped out of humans. That is 5 times the size of Roman Empire or 3 times the size of Alexander’s Empire or ten currently largest countries combined.

    50% of current population of the world can trace their DNA back to Gangis Khan.

    We are not proud of what Gangis Khan or his successor did – but if you are talking about badasses – there was never a bigger tragedy than the mongols in human civilisation.

    I pray to Tengri (Mongal: Father/God of Sky) and Eje (Mongol: Mother Earth) to never ever unleash this kind of beast in this world again.

  16. khaled ibn alwaleed over 100 battel as a leader and warriors with 0 defeat
    omar ibn alkhattab the 3rd leader of islamic khilafa in 8 years he destroy the ledgen of romans an persian armies

  17. Also Khalid Bin Walid and Hazrat Ali Shoud be in the top of the list because they both were great warriors in all the times and fought for Islam with brave dimensions of thoughts.

  18. I think Achilles Should be in the list as well.I know about him after watching movie TROY’.

  19. The great king shivaji should be in list…read his biography “shivaji the great”

  20. Heres my list of the best warriors in history that i know of. Not sure the accuracy… can anyone update and add in to the list? 😀

    Sanada yukimura – Rumoured to fight against 3 encampments with only 500 troops, he fought all the way till the last where all his troops died leaving him as the last warrior.

    Zhao Yun – Rumoured to have rushed into an army of thousands ( accounts stated from 5000 to 20,000 troop) to save the son of his Lord. He was documented that he battled up to 3 days 3 nights to go in and out of the enemy army by himself and survived with mere scratches while protecting a baby. Also rumoured to be documented that his strikes leave no men unharmed within 6meters of his spear and a mere scratch from his swing is enough to split helmets. (Seems to be largely exaggerated to me… but meh..)

    Achilies Greek hero of the Trojan War

    Sigurd legendary hero of Norse mythology

    Cú Chulainn – Irish mythological hero, Son of the god Lugh (son of the Irish god of light), King of warriors. Best known for his bloodlust, his honor and his heroric feats.

    Miyamoto Musashi – Sword Saint

    Leonidas I King of Sparta

    Godfrey of Bouillon – Knight with superhuman strength (coincidentally Lu Bu a.k.a. Dian Wei a chinese warrior is also documented to have superhuman strength)

    Kawakami Gensai – His high-speed sword skills was rumoured that he cut down his assassination target in broad daylights without anyone actually seeing how he cut down his target (Who is surrounded by bodyguards).

    King Arthur – King of knights. legend states that he was undefeated until his final battle which he probably allowed defeat when he fought against his own son. *shrugs*

    Alexander of Macedonia – Undefeated warrior and strategist, hailed as the Son of Apollo (?)

    While many of these great men are made of stories, legends and unaccounted statements. Each had done feats enough to become inspiration to men of their own time.

    • I know some of those i named are considered as myths namely: King Arthur, Cú Chulainn, Achilies ,and Sigurd. However i added them due to my own opinion that they are based on actual historical figures.

  21. Leon Dailon on

    There’s no greatest warrior than Alexander The Great..i’m from Italy..But it’s known to everyone that Greeks has the best warrrios Achilles-Leonidas-Alexander-Hercules-Odysseus and more..

    • Leon Dailon on

      Oh and the mighty Spartacus was a Thresian Thresh is in Greece(extra infomartion:P)

    • An undefeated warrior..
      Never lost a battle…won more than hundred battles..
      A mighty torso, tall with broad shoulders, with long beard…He was Khalid bin walid..PROPHET gave him a name ” Sword of GOD”…

  22. How about general Vo Nguyen Giap ?
    He beat the Japanese (1944), French (1954), US (1975), Cambodian Khmer Rouge (1979) and Chinese (1979) armies.

    Or Fidel and Raul Castro ?
    As respectively Commander in Chief and Minster of Defense: kicking an invasion army back in the sea at the Bay of Pigs, subsequently defeating the colonial Portuguese in Guinee Bissao and finally defeating the 2 largest armies in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Zairean and South African (supported by miscellaneous local and foreign mercenaries) armies in Angola, leading directly to the fall of apartheid in South Africa and the independence of Namibia.

  23. Listen this and don’t forget my words my brothers.
    There are two many heroes we are don’t know and we respect them but even the better heroes they will kneel before the warlord of the god who is the first elohim of the god.
    who is coming and then you will be see the power of the god.
    Probably do not know him but soon will be with us and he is going to destroy the armies of the devil.
    ? salute you all.
    (+) ? ?????? ??? ????? (+)

  24. In my top ten would include ghengis khan but my number one as warrior would be Khalid bin walid research him astonishing man

  25. The greatest warrior? Easy, it’s Mohammed; he was a warrior who led his men in battle, he killed with the sword and his men still kill with the sword today. He wrote a war manual, the Koran, merging war and religiosity. His armies are still fighting,conquering, and expanding.

  26. Where is Chengis khan? Biggest, baddest empire he built. Your list was just waste of time.

  27. You are forgetting alot!
    Fatih the conqueror
    Alp Arslan
    Atilla the hun
    Genkhiz han

    those were more terrifying!

  28. devesh thakur on

    Sir you have forgotten the great RAJPUT from India. If it is about courage,war ethics and persistence then Rajput are the greatest. Please read about them.

  29. I read most but not all of the comments so maybe somebody already beat me to the punch but I wonder why Achilles never made the list. Surely I was expecting to see him either before King Leonidas or after on the list as I see them very comparable and alike.

    • LOL.. Achilles is only just a character from the book THE ILLIAD.. Are you NUTS??? study more dude.. hahaha

      • Leon Dailon on

        Theres is where u wrong.Achille was a great warrior.And he exist just the all thing that he was immortal was the big mistake Theres no 12 gods or something..just man and theire Odysseus exist too but he never fight against monsters.That’s the mistake of Greeks phylosophics that they wanted to make a man God.Achillis and Oddyseus was a true warriors and the war of Troy was real too.Sorry for my english by the way im from italy 😛

  30. William Rogers on

    So many times I’ve tried to walk away – so many times I could not – even though there is no point. If one knows anything about Western Civilization even at the senior in high school level…there was/is no argument, tHERE are no two sides. Alexander the Great became King of Macadonio at the age of 19. From the age of 3 until the age of 19 he spent his entire existence doing two things eveeryday and two thins only,. He spent 6 hours practicing hand to hand combat and battlefield stratigies from instructors considerded to be the greatest in the world at that time. He ate a small lunch and then spent the next 6 hours being taught philosophy by the greatest ‘thinkers’ in the whole world at that time. Over the next 9 years Alexander lead armies of more than 50 thousand soldiers into battle 147 times…never losing one inch of ground in all those major battles, As a subscript of those major battles …no less than 7 different ‘on the scene’ historians noted with awe time and time again that Alexamder was forced into hand to hand combat 63 times…killing all 63 of his challenngers in less than 4 minutes of fighting, Alexanders’s achievements were so overwhelming as to not being believed until verified by at least 5 different witnessses. He conquered the whole world and due to his politics and futuristic social population enmeshments; he changed what the world was to become completely and forever. Anyone who argues that position should be forced to go back to school and study Western Civilization for at least one year…and then not be able to speak or spell the words ‘history, Alexander, and Macedonia for a minimkum of one year.

    • Leon Dailon on

      It’s not only Alexander..Greece is known well that it has the most deadly warriors in history.

    • Alexander was definitely a great warrior but he was not the greatest and he did not conquer the whole world. He conquered whole of Europe and Middle east but was stopped at North-West border of India by a minor Indian Kingdom ruled by Porus. Some historians say Alexander lost this battle. Whatever may have been the outcome, Alexander gave up his Indian quest and returned from this point. His deputy was later defeated by Indian emperor Chandragupta who is regarded as the greatest warrior of all times.

      • Alexander caught Porus, but spared his life for he agreed to support him. Alexander’s generals ruled India for about 270 years after his death. History is written, Documented materials, monuments left behind prove it beyond any doubt. Even Budhas was sculptured with Hellenistic characteristics. I suggest you read some books about this period.

  31. Greatest warrior of all time is Ramachandra of Ayodhya, 14000 fierce soldiers were slain in just under 1 hour. Akampana who escaped reported to Ravana “Don’t think of battle with him. Nobody can defeat him. When I say nobody, I mean NOBODY. He warns Ravana.

  32. This guy puts Sun Tzu of the Three kindoms yet does not put Lu Bu…..
    Lu Bu is considered the strongest general of China ever

  33. for me this is the list

    1-Hamza Ibn AbdulMutalib RA the lion of Allah
    2- Khalid bin waleed RA the Sword of Allah
    3- Ali ibn Abi Talib RA ..ask Khaibar and the Jews about him
    4- Zubair ibn Awaam RA
    6- Qa’Qa’ ibn Amr RA

    and the rest you can choose

  34. If u never heard about Khalid bin Walid and Hamza ibn Abdulmutalib…u never heard of warriors in ur life

  35. Yes, Khalid ibn Walid is the Greatest Warrior forever… Becz he can defeat The powerful Empires(Roman AND Persian) in One battle… Enemies shaken while they heared his Name Khalid son of Walid in Battlefield… Check de History of Khalid

  36. joan of arc,boudica,spartacus, & william the conqueror were awesome military warriors too!

  37. need i remind all of you who made Russia what it is today? @ least 90% of it? IVAN THE TERRIBLE!

  38. First i would like to say that the person who has made this list only knows about european history and to only upto certain extent. You fool the world doesnot include only europe and by the way your no 1 warrior alexander is undoubtly a great warrior but then came the point who stopped him finally.

    Knucklehead then turn your head towards asian map and you will found a country INDIA-THE LAND OF ULTIMATE WARRIORS. The centrestage of world and even today econmy of world depends upon the progress of this country. Alexander the great saved his greatness only by not fighting with chandragupt maurya the great indian emperor. His grandson ashoka the great was even greater then him. For increasing your knowledge read the books-MAHABHARAT AND RAMCHARITMANAS THAT INCLUDES NO MYTHOLOGICAL WARRIOR AND EACH WARRIOR MUCH MORE POWERFULL THEN AN ELEPHANT NOT DEPENDING ON ANY ARMY.

    If your eyes still doesnot open after reading these two historical books then read about a warrior born in 1149 in RAJASTHAN -INDIA whose chest was so broad that nobody was able to caught him in his arms,he in his childhood learnt shabdbhedi baan vidya-it means that he learnt a technique of succesfully piercing his target without seeing it and only listening to its voice. His capital was new delhi which is still the capital of india. He protected india from many foreign invaders. He defeated mohhmad ghori 16 times but left him alive everytime but on 17 occassion his wifes father backstab him and helped mohhamad ghori to beat this great indian warrior. He was captured and taken to ghazni by mohhamad ghori and was blinded but now arised his greatness as without his eyes and only on listening to the voice of mohhamad ghori he pierced his heart with an in his own backyard. So he took his revenge and restored pride of india,so read about him he was great rajput king PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN. How can you forget chatrapati shivagi, maharana pratap,akbar . Out of 10 i will your list 0 bcoz it is completely biased.

    Are there no great african warrior?REMEMBER NO LIST IS COMPLETE WITHOUT INDIA. JAI HIND……..

    • India hardly go down in history for producing and warriors if I’m hounest. Always we’re conquered by other empires. Always inferior to the Persian and Turk empires. If any Asian countries produced warriors it was Japan (ninjas and samurai). If Achilles was a real person (no real proff of his existence but he is folklore so he might have been a real person) he would surely be the greatest warrior ahead of Alexander and gengis khan. But anyway Jesus beats all of them doesnt he?


        • Alexander never fought Ninjas or Samurais. The Indians also never “stopped him”. His army refused to enter India, not out of fear, but out of exhaustion. They had just conquered the Middle East in just 10 years, and were so tired they refused to advance without rest. So, Alexander planned to let them rest and then resume his invasion of Asia, but he died of natural causes before that could happen.

          Also, if India was so good at fighting guns with their swords and bare hands, why did the guns win?

        • Hi Sasa,

          Aleksander Army refused to fight and ran along the coast of sindhu river because
          1. it was mind game that was initiated by the Chankya who was stategist at that point of time.
          2.infected mice (Bio weaponry) attack into Aleksander’s army
          3.After Aleksander attacked and got infected he died of suffering from fever, illness.

        • Rajput, I think you’ve dug yourself a great whole here my friend. Firstly your grammer and use of the English language is atrocious. You can hardly structure a proper sentence which presents you as a person with little knowledge. So for you to reply with ‘ you would
          Score 0-100 in a history lesson is pretty hypocritically isn’t it, especially as you clearly know nothing about what your talking about. India is not known for its warriors and has never produced a warrior that deserves to be anywhere near this top 10. You struggled with the Persian empire for thousands of years and in the region Persia was far superior to India. Alexander the great never had any confrontations between ningas, monks or samaris because it was a completely different period of time. Alexander the great was a bronze age tactician and can hardly be renowned for what he did as a warrior. He had great tactics in war but who knows what he was like in 1 on 1 combat. Furthermore India never stopped alexander the great so get your facts straight.

          A ninja or monk or even samurai are known for their one on one combat and have produced a vast amounts of known warriors which are set in history. I have yet to see an Indian warrior or emperor that managed anything? India hardly even had an empire. India is know for is spirituality one of he most ancient civiliasations of the world (out shadowed by the Persians in my opinion). Most of all India is known for its rich culture. In no way have I offended India in my previous comment I just stated the fact that Indians are not renowned for producing warriors…and they are not.

          Lastly you refer to Jesus as some myth. When I mentioned Jesus it was supposed to be a joke, the fact that Jesus had god on his side would have made him superior to others, am I wrong? Jesus is not a myth, he is a part of ancient history (bronze to iron age) and his life has been widely spread throughout he world due to the bible. The existence of Jesus is hardly a myth. Hinduism, is a vast amount of myths. Stories that have no premise and the reasoning behind different gods has no complexity about it what so ever. So its funny that you say I’ve somehow attended you with myths is quite funny. I’m agnostic (I’m pretty sure you won’t know what that means but you claim your clever lol) I do not study history apart from my highschool years (in England secondary school). However I clearly know more than you. The only history you know of is the name of certain emperors from India that hardly achieveed anything apart from defending themselves against superiors empires around them. This does not impress me in the slightest. Learn more about your own history before you come back to me. FOOL

      • If u really want to talk about Asian warriors then better not to forget the Gorkhali Sena(Warriors from the country NEPAL which is also the country of Mt.Everest and birth place of Gautama Buddha.)… British empire was too much impressed with Gorkhali Bravery, skills of fighting and their weapon KHUKURI.. The saying ” If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gorkha'” , and also the saying of Adolf Hitler “If i had Gurkha Army then i would have won the whole world” was very famous.. .. and even today GORKHALI SENA is considered as the bravest army in the world( u can see Gurkha Regiment in British and Indian Army even today) and i think u havent heard the story of gurkha who fought with 40 dacoits alone in india(to save a girl and other passangers) while he was comming back home(NEPAL) and out of those 40 dacoits he killed few and hurted many of them and all of them ran away.

    • Stephen H Brackin on

      Generals whose empires were far larger than India can still be in the top 10 without India.

      And great individual fighters are insignificant compared to great generals, so none of them should be on a top-10 list.

  39. Charudatta Pednekar, Mumbai on

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was the great warrior. He create his empire from zero. he fought his whole life with sword on his neck against Mughal, Adilshah for independence

  40. Umm, I haven’t read every single comment but I’ve seen no mention of William Wallace who slaughtered the English at Stirling Bridge!! And how about some love for African legend Shaka Zulu. I mean c’mon, the dude ravaged other tribes with an iklwa and cowhide shield. Tsk tsk….

  41. All dear friends, you left Great King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj from the dynasty of Lord Shri Raam. Please refer his biography. Probably you will get all the qualities that you are looking in a great King.

  42. Ashoka the Great?
    Genghis khan?
    Maharana Pratap?
    Prithviraj Chauhan?

    where are these names ??????????

    • Stephen H Brackin on

      Alexander’s already #1 on the list; can you read?

      And you can’t just add deserving names to a top-10 list

    • Well i’m assuming he made this list on the basis of actual people…Achilles is a mythological character.

  43. Aleksander on

    You didn*t mention properly the greatest warriors of all times: Kublai, and Dzingis khan, Attila, Josip Broz Tito, Napoleon, Horatio Nelson, Georgij Konstantinovi? Žukov.

  44. Abdulaziz ALBADI on

    kHALID bIN AL WALEED IS the #1……………Basiclly took down two great nations……Persian empire and Roman empire…….His Army was battling to two fronts in the same time…………..No one in History fought two nations in the same time. Both Armies were 10 times the # of His army……….Can anyone mention something crazy like that?!!!??!?! Not even alexander did that………..he fought one nation after another…..and he had enough # of soldiers.

    • Israel. 1967. 6 Day War (Otherwise known as the Arab-Israeli War). Defeated the (larger) armies of Jordan, Syria, AND Egypt. In only 6 days. THAT is incredible.

      How about another? Timur (Tamerlane) of the Mongolian Empire commanded two battles that were more than 1,000 miles apart from each other, at the same time, and won both.

      Also, Al Waleed did not take down Rome. Rome took down itself.

  45. nitin paliwal on

    hellow , as i had said earlier true warrior means true leader to save mankind just slaying mankind killing people without any reason is not a work of true warrior i think true warriors are those who spare their life for people to serve our country our people then our family and paliwals clan of brahmins ruled pali disrict and kuldhara of jaiselmair has served their nations they were prosperous and very rich and rich enough to buy any king and emperors of their time they have so much treasure that we serve food for whole world for 1000 years but for there dharma and their self respect left all treasure and fought for their country and dharma with intruders they were bravest on earth mughals never ever sucessful to capture their states not even other rajputs they like freedom and never bow their head in front of any intruders so paliwals are greatest warriorrrr jai hind….

  46. Banda bahadur

    Arrived with a small band of sikhs (30 or so)
    Into northern india from the south but within two/three years had the moghul empire uprooted from most of the north

    He is right up their like spartacus as a warrior because he was fighting a freedom struggle for the oppressed

    Him and spartacus meet the definition of a warrior in sikhiism

    A warrior is one who fights under the commands of morality

    Genghis khan etc did not meet this criteria

  47. Genghis Khan isn’t on the list? Absurd! Tamerlane isn’t on the list? Again, absurd!

  48. How bout Sampson? Teancum? Moroni? (both of them) Anybody know who these people are?

  49. 200,000 vs 3,000? are you kidding me? although persian give only cheap equipment to their men they are still too many compare to 3,000 men of greeks.

  50. Smart Retard on

    Leonidas? Are you kidding me? The guy who took 3,000 greeks (including 300 spartans) just to slow down Persians who got to their destination anyway in time?

    Leonidas didn’t contribute at all to greece’s defense from Persia. The Athenian navy did that. He only slowed down the Persians.

    The only reason that the Persians were slaughtered was the greek equipment and phalanx.

    See persia had to give cheap equipment to 200,000 men while the greeks could give as many bronze body sheilds to their 3,000 men.

    • First of all, you claim that there were 200,000 men there…but there is not really any true number. Herodotus, the guy who wrote all about it, actually said there were 2.5 million. Modern estimates say 150,000.

      However, as I mentioned in a previous comment, Leonidas slowed the Persians enough to allow the Greeks to assemble and destroy the Persians at Platea.

  51. where is RAJENDRA CHOLA the great warrior of chola empire and he was undefeated warrior…he conquered almost all south east asia….

    • Esen Taishi captured Chinese King with only 20.000 soldiers against 500.000. Killed 200.000
      20.000 vs 500.000

  52. Hans Ulrich Rudel, the famous Stuka pilot. Unbeaten with his 3500+ battle flights. He soldierd on 6 weeks after loosing a foot …
    Over 500 tanks, a battleship, 70 landing crafts, etc. …
    google for more!

  53. tanmay pawaskar on

    Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and King Ashoka . Should Be In This List , both are Great Warriors of india.

  54. This list is obviously biased. no one from africa was mentioned, no one from Indigenous America was mentioned, and certain individuals on this list did not do any actual fighting and shouldn’t have been mentioned. A warrior is someone in the heat of battle the thick of it all. if they were giving orders and planning the fight from a distance they’re not warriors but tacticians. this list should only include individuals that fought great odds and not only survived but was Victorious as well. I mean there were so many people not mentioned that qualify and others that were mentioned that don’t. I also would like to say that if Achilles or David is added then Heracles should be above their name and Aries should be above that. if we should consider people in stories we can’t prove existed then all the different individuals that are called Gods Of War should be the top ten.

  55. the greatest worior is guru gobind singh ji they are 22 person and they won battel from 10,000 muslim soldrs…. second greatest is baba deep singh ji he fight even without there head cut..

  56. i think paliwals and sikhs and ranas fought for there country anthere people should be in the list they were true warriors could any one from these warrior fight without there head only some of the sikhs and paliwals had done this miracles in a history to save not there life but there country and there people i feel proud for them killing any bodyis easy but yu can not return there life so true warrior should be a complete warrior jai hind……

  57. hi every body i must says the greatest warrior is who which can win his enemy without any fight like chanakyaa he must be included he was the creator of rajniti,shastraniti,kutniti,arthniti he was a true fighter he has forced sikandar to left our country by saving lifes of many people it is because who save life is bigger then killers and i want to say but sikandar,ghangis khan ,babur,temur ,nadir shah ,britishers etc all were killers and brutely slayed many people they were not true warriors real warrior save mankind ,country, poor’s and even animals paliwals ,ranas,sikhs fought with mughals and paliwals who were rich traders and businessman were golden sparrow of there time but also true warriors and also a good brahmin devoted to its dharma and countryhood they fought for there self respect ,country , there people ,there animal(cow)which is very sacred for them but not for money and tresure and to destroy others civilisation they fought even withot there head isit not wonder ………….

  58. So Is anyone going to mention Shakka Zulu who from in front would run for miles with his massive army on foot I must emphasis, and beat any army even the Britts with out fire arms shields and spears. Now that’s a warrior, general, and tactionist. Or ya want to leave us blacks out. Shhhhhh!!

  59. Sorry, but I must oppose you, but there were some warriors, greather than some of those…
    – Ieyasu Tokugawa
    – Ghengis Khan
    – Guan Yu

  60. annoyed at perception on

    why? why is leonidas one this list. his only major battle was a strategic catastrophe that resulted in the occupation of Boeotia

    • …and the subsequent destruction of the Persian army under Xerxes. Had Leonidas (who was outnumbered around 267 Persian troops for every Spartan) not held Thermopylae, the Persians would have strolled through Greece. Leonidas and his men bought time for Greece to assemble forces that defeated Xerxes at Platea.

  61. In all respects including character, Chatrapati Shivaji from India, is always on the top of all warriors in the world for ever. First u have to read about all the above mentioned warriors and scrutinize for their greatness and then only you include the name on the Top Greatest Warriors’ List.

    • Adityaraje bhosale on

      I think Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was the greatest worriors in the world. also samrat ashoka, chandragupt mourya, Sambhaji, Maharana pratap, Ghengije khan was great worriors. Everyone read about chatrapati shivaji & then decide who is great worriors in the world. Ok…. Then mind it chatrapati shivaji is the great king, & great worrior in the world.

    • Mahesh Bhosale on

      I think greatness of the warrior is related to the intent of the warrior towards the war than the warrior skills (personal/group) he/she owns. I don’t want to claim Shivaji Maharaj to be on the top of this list as he himself would not have wanted to be at the top of warrior’s list. Whatever he did in the whole life is the true example of “Nishkam Karmayoga” i.e. deeds done with no intent of gain. He fought against no particular religion, sect, caste or subcaste, race but against the inhumanity in each one of them. This can be best described by number of ncidence in his life. To account for some of them I am giving some incidences here:
      -He had Baba Yakut (Muslim) from Kelashi as one of his spiritual Guru aside from other spiritual/political Hindu Gurus like Sant Tukaram, Moraya Swami, Sant Ramdas.
      -He punished his own Hindu culprits for their social crimes on number of occasion.
      -He accepted Kutubshah(Muslim) as their faithful ally. He had many commanders in his army who happened to be Muslims.
      -Always respected all women:
      1. Sent back the captured Muslim women who happened to be daughter in law of Subhedar of Kalyan with honour.
      2. Punished his own brother in law with “Hatkalam” (cutting of hands) when he brought Rani caught in war with Mughals in steel chains.
      – He did a summit with Mughals when Murarbaji one of his Killedar (Commander), who fought so valiently at the war of Purandar that even Dilerkhan praised & asked him to come to his side, was died to save his brave men in exchange of the fort. This just potrays his very human nature than personal ego for pride. Also, later he conquered all the lost fort in that summit.
      – During the no war situation for 3 years after fascinatingly successful escape from Aurangzeb’s imprisonment he devoted all the time for well being of common man- farmers & all others from sub-castes.

      There are countless other incidences which are worth noticing.

      For this reason I feel its better not to list him in this list. He is far more greater than our judgement. He is in the Gods trank.,

  62. Booyah Shakalaka on

    Where’s ma boy Bruce Lee? Honestly, outside a sword fight against Musashi, who on this list could beat Bruce on a man-to-man, one-on-one fight? Bruce would bust open a huge can of whop-ass on Alexander the Great and Leonidas at the same time.

  63. No affennts, but they , the bulk of them were not strong willed or anything, Alexander-died of the common cold,hannibal-lost when he could of sacked rome,leonidas-could of won the day at the thermopylae pass, and he barely deserved to be king, he won a popularity contest, sun tzu and caesar were strategists not warriors, and caesars own friends wanted to kill him, any one lower than that needs to be ranked higher, and next time include more people like dan daly, or Simo Häyhä, people that actually did something correct.

  64. Hi Everybody,

    The South Indian Warrior’s is the One of the Top most Warrior in this World

    1. CHOLA
    2. CHERA
    3. PANDIYA

    The above you said 10 Warrior’s will not able to stand in front of them

    Worlds most Powerful Warrior’s – DRAVIDIAN

  65. What about Rajendra Chola 1? The greatest of kings to come from india.. Matter of fact the only king to have ever conquered land across seas from india.. I would put him in the top 3.

    And u kidding me|?! This list was supposed to include people from evrywhere.. Where r the Indians? Knucklehead!!

  66. Steve fitzgerald on

    Well after reading all the drivel written, Warrior does not include Caesar, Wellington, Hitler or other such nonsense

    A warrior is the guy up front and as such you have Alexander, Henry V a guy called Hereward the Wake , How are Gengis Khan and Hannibal classed as warriors, great generals YES but warriors NO

    If you take warriors , possibly Spartacus but as the history was written by the winners , you cant expect them to say that Spartacus was useless because it makes the victor look better if Spartacus was unbeatable

    All of this is a matter of opinion but if you look at it history tells you something, there is only one place on earth that has a title and that is Great Britain

    Through modern history it has been proved for a country the size of a postage stamp there is one place that has produced so many great generals

    Warriors, Richard 1, Henry V then you need a microscope

    • Alan D McIntire on

      Hitler DID receive 2 medals for bravery during WWI, the Iron cross second class in 1914, Iron Cross first class in 1918.

      As I posted earlier, showing courage is very common, it’s impossible to rank the top 10 warriors on courage alone-

  67. only one man is too much great,bravery& no words for him who is change the every mens thoughts &minds who is world famous his only name is swami viveka nand

  68. i will say all are correct at there places… but india to had warriors from ancient times chakravarti samrat vikramaditya , lord parshuram, lord rama, lord krishna , bhimsena having power of 1000 elephants, arjuna the great archour he can able to make slice of every object , karna the great warrior who wear such type of body shield which is unbreakable given by sun himself who was his father even today’s nuclear weapon could make no harm if he was present its no mytholgy ….these warriors were present at there time …even chandragupta maurya who frightened the alexender the great and force him to leave even king porus of punjab had defeted sikandar but he was saved by his wife and what was about samrat ashok even national symbol of ashok today used as national symbol ,similarly harshwardan samrat ,prithvi raj chauhan ,alah uddal,skand gupt,samudra gupta,shivaji ,rani laxmi bai,maharana pratap, hari singh nalwa a greatest general who conquered whole afghanistan injust 48 hours with 48 soldiers which usa has not able to be done even after eight yearswith thousands of soldiers ,,paliwals of rajasthan fought for there dharma during muslim era they fought not to save there life but there self respect they even fight even after there head was cutt they take there head in there hand don’t let it fell on ground and fight with there sword till all enemies of 50000 were slayed do yu have hero which can fight without head and can kill anybody……..mahrana pratap of chittorgarh was also great warrior faught bravely with akbar….and what about bhagat singh ,sukhdev ,rajguru and subhash chandrabose whom britishers before leaving india wants on any cost and makes britishers to leave make our indiaindipendent……jai hind jai bharat……….

    • with respect i disagree with this list this list does not include the asian warriors like ghengiz khan halaku khan ,zaherudin babar ,taimur leng

    • ThnX Nitin u gav such a nice reply to all..we indians will show our past golden glory in d future once again. Destiny made us weak for sumtim but now we r growing 2 retrieve our golden past once again. Jai hind

  69. Well what about Jeronimo or Geronimo the native American warrior who fought for years with just a few men? He surely must be mentioned.

  70. where is khalid al walid ? he fought in and lead in more then 100++ battle, make persian empire a history and made byzantium pay him money not to attack them, also he got so much scar people wonder how he survived some, if he is not in this list its not legit

  71. Whoa! By reading all the comments i personally suggest to make a lsit of 100 GREAT WARRIORS. So, every one will be happy!!!LOL

  72. well Simo häyhä killed 702 soldiers in the Winter war… So 1 vs 1 all of these guys are screwed.

  73. Mike the greek on

    Ok greek history writers during the persian wars were not storytellers like hommer so they are very accurate at what they were writing so yes leonidas was king of sparta and not a fictional person like achiles.

  74. how about the five tigers of shu kingdom,
    guan yu, zhang fei, huang zhong, ma chao, and zhao yun.
    at least one of them must be listed as the world’s greatest warrior.

  75. who ever said Achilles wasn’t a real person doesn’t know anything. the Iliad is fiction, people used o write books and document stories of people that did great things, that’s just how news got passed around back then. how else do you think we know about most historical events or other great warriors?

    • Achilles was created by a man named Homer who wrote about the Trojan War nearly 300 years after it passed. Yes, there may have been a strong Greek warrior in the war, but what about his mother being a goddess? The story is vastly exaggerated, so claiming that “who ever said Achilles wasn’t a real person doesn’t know anything” is a pretty extreme claim, seeing as you can’t actually prove that he existed.

  76. Genghis Khan , seriously include him ; his tactics are still taught. I can see at least 3 you can take out and be replaced by Genghis Khan in all three spots lol.

  77. Please ask for the bibliography of the research on the basis of which this list is being made
    i bet folks, they can’t provide one.
    it is quite questionable what these people considers to be the ‘world’. i bet these guys understands only Europe.
    none can match the might of Chandragupta Maurya, Asoka the great, Akbar the great.

    • Yea, your right, most of us only understand Europe. I certainly understand that the British empire conquered India, and Alexander would have done so if he hadn’t been restricted by his troops.

      • British empire!!!! they didn’t have the might or money to attack the Mughal empire till its fall. Heard about the battle of Plassey (1757), my friend? That was the beginning of a tale of treachery and shame. You can ref wikipedia. Please go through proper documents which actually elucidates the policy by which the British acquired India. Then comes the question of the might of an empire. And Alexander the great personally was no doubt a great warrior. According to history, he failed in his campaign to invade India. HE was lucky enough that he didnt had to face Chandragupta Maurya. A small tribal lord from the mountains, Porus was too hot for him(Alexander) to handle.
        In the list Atilla the Hun, Genghis khan, kublai khan is also not present. Ever heard their name my friend? Europe was plundered and destroyed by this Asian Brave hearts.
        There is no mention of William Wallace also, who gave nightmares to Edward III ( Edward the long shanks). Know your history, read the texts carefully. Its very tough to acquire that intellectual level where one can judge everything in the an impartial manner.

        • Have you ever heard the phrase “The Sun never sets on the British Empire”? Do you know what that means?

          According to history, he failed in his campaign to invade India? What does “According to history” mean? Just like in your first comment, when you asked for a bibliography, I’d like to see where you are getting your knowledge from…

          I did as you requested, and looked up the Battle of Plassey on Wikipedia. This is the first sentence:

          The Battle of Plassey (Bengali: ?????? ?????, Pôlashir Juddho), 23 June 1757, was a decisive British East India Company victory over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies, establishing Company rule in South Asia which expanded over much of the Indies for the next hundred years.

          So if that is not an English victory in Asia, I’d like to know what is.

          I would agree that Attilla, Ghengis, and possibly Kublai were also great commanders, but as I mentioned in another comment, that does not necessarily make them great warriors.

          Wallace, yes, I agree with you, he was a feared warrior. I have an impartial view on history. I am not from any of the nations that Attilla, Ghengis, Kublai, or Wallace are from..I am also not British.

          However, I am going to assume you are Indian, and listed Indian leaders in your suggestions for this list..which would make you biased in your deliberation.

        • 1. Ancient history of India- Romila Thapar
          2. Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India- Lawrence James,
          3. A History of India-Boarding-Levin
          4, , “Writing Indian History in the Marxist Mode in a Post-Soviet World,”- Amiya Kumar Bagchi
          5. modern Indian History-D.r V.D Mahajan
          6.Ancient and medieval India- Dr. K.N Jha
          7.The History of India As told By Its Own Historian-.Elliot & Dawson.

          Dear Mr. SASA,
          Here are a few books which i have gone through, not to mention the countless no. of journals provided by JSTOR and oher online portals. I have read some other books of Dr. R.D Bannerjee, Dr. kiran Majumdar and some other journals but i am not troubling you with the details. As you have requested, i gave you the name of my knowledge source.
          I am obliged that you took the effort to look up the article on Battle of plassey, and i am sure that you have gone beyond the first lines, as you have mentioned. Then i am assuming that you know the betrayal of Mir jafar, the commander of Nawab’s army at the battle field. If He would not have been defected to the British, that battle would be the death knell of Britishers in India. This is only one instance of the British policy of treacherous approach. THIS IS NO WAY OF A WARRIOR NATION. India suffered 200 years of Colonial occupation because of the fault of Indian rulers themselves. They were too busy fighting each other, than defending a weak external force collectively.

          I know What it means by that funny punchline of British Imperialism; Every empire has one like this. The sun is still shining bright over the Democratic Sovereign Republic of India and the empire have evaporated in time. As i have mentioned earlier, the British empire had to wait till the fall of the Mughal empire to take it.

          I will choose to differ from you in your view that great generals are not great warriors. An architect definitely knows the basics of making his architecture a reality. Napoleon, tipu sultan, George Washington, Shivaji, Akbar the great, and many others led the force from front-line. They sure knew how to fight. So how could you be so sure that Genghis khan and Attila did not fight? is there any book or journal to support your claim?
          Yes I am an INDIAN and i have done my share of research work on ancient Indian history. I know the facts and figures. We have a civilization here since 3000BCE, so had the Egyptians and the Chinese.
          So if you claim something to be best of the world, you have to consider the total timeline. And we know the famous quote ( recently came into much limelight through COD- MW2, Captain Mctavish’s quote- History is filled with liars…. as it is written by the victors)

        • Again, I’d like to mention the bias on your part. I am sure you are very educated in Indian history, based on your citations. However, like you said, you “have to consider the total timeline.”

          You are assuming that Britain was dealing with JUST India at the time of the Battle of Plassey. In 1757, the British Empire was already very large and rapidly expanding. The year before, in the United States, the French and British had just gone to war, beginning what is known as the Seven Years’ War. Obviously, in an attempt to protect her colonies, Britain sent a massive amount of troops to fight in the American Colonies, therefore obviously detracting from anything else going on. But if you do not believe my logic, I can back it up with numbers.

          Battle of Plassey numbers:
          750 European Soldiers, supported by 12,000 Asian Allies, including your Mir Jafar, as well as just 8 cannons (6 six-pound cannons and 2 howitzers). They were opposed by nearly 54,000 Indian Soldiers, who had 53 cannons that were significantly larger than the British (“mostly 32, 24, and 18 pound cannons”), in addition to their French Allies, who had 50 field pieces.

          This clearly proves that Indian not only had superior numbers, but they had superior numbers in artillery as well as powerful allies. Mir Jafar only betrayed the Nawab at the END of the battle, so that did not even effect the fighting. I hope this clears up the whole “Battle of Plassey” issue, the British were outnumbered and outgunned and still emerged victorious. Also, you claim “This is no way of a warrior nation”–the last Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-daulah, ran away from the battle because he thought it was too dangerous. Is that the way of the warrior?

          Now, let us move on to the warrior versus general claim…..

          First off, architecture and warfare are two completely different things–there is not even a comparison. Secondly, there is a difference between bravery and greatness. Yes, the commanders who lead their army from the front are indeed brave (Alexander the Great), but they are not necessarily great warriors. Also, Napoleon most certainly did not lead from the front line. I entreat you to search for images or documents of any of napoleon’s battles. They clearly show him in a rear position, best used for commanding the field. The Battle of Austerlitz, for instance, shows Napoleon on the rear-right of his army. Next, George Washington was an incompetent general. There are countless articles and commentaries on this, but this began with his military career in the Seven Years’ War.

          Tippu Sultan was also not a great Military leader, at least not with a large army. He lost so much territory to the Marathas that he had to call for a treaty in which he sacrificed tons of land and paid them off. Yes, he won one or two victories against the British, but that was because he used guerilla tactics to reduce their resources, forcing the British to retreat, and THEN he retook Coimbatore.

          I can continue if you would like, but I see no point in it.

          Finally, Ghengis and Attilla–I like your previous quote, so I will use it again. “This is no way of a warrior nation.” Ghengis and Attilla both lead barbaric armies against European forces. They used VERY treacherous tactics, and absolute abominations of warfare. Cruelty, rape, and torture to name a few. Now, Ghengis won because he surrounded himself with incredible Generals Subutai was probably the greatest general of his horde. Now HE was an incredible commander, leading two separate battles over 1,000 miles from each other at the same time, and winning both. I am not saying he was a great warrior, but he was a fantastic general.

          Please do not come under the false understanding that a video game made that quote famous. Winston Churchill did.

        • correction of your data provided by you on Battle of Plassey-
          1. There were 2100 native sepoys, who backed British soldiers. NOT 1200.
          2. There were 100 Topases aliied to British who had considerable firepower.
          3. There were 100 rapid firing gunners on east India company’s side.
          4. Mir Jafar’s deliberate lag in flank cover was pre conceived design ( There were three anonymous letters from Robert Clive to Mir Jafar some times before the battle in which the former promised the latter to give the Masnad of Bengal, to which Jafar fell prey)
          5. Siraj did not flee, Rai Durlabh, a general, urged Siraj to withdraw his army behind the entrenchment and advised him to return to Murshidabad leaving the battle to his generals. Siraj complied with this advice and ordered the troops under Mohan Lal to retreat behind the entrenchment. He then mounted a camel and accompanied by 2,000 horsemen set out for Murshidabad
          6. The East India company, NOT the British government, was playing in Indian arena, the administration was transfarred to them after the great mutiny of 1857. So, there was no British imperial troops here at that time.
          7. troops under commamd of Jafar did not commence attack, hence total force was not in play.
          8. It is the policy of Monarchy to keep the king safe. So siraj was not permitted to go to front line by his generals.

          Mir jafar is not mine, or of any body Else’s. he is a traitor. he is the figure of National hatred in this country.
          More over the British didn’t had to deal with the whole of India at a time. When they finally had to deal with it, they had to leave. while going they broke this great nation into three parts, as you know, the aftermath of which we are still suffering. We have time and again proved ourselves against the British Raj, and gained our independence. It was not given to us for free. So I know the ways of a warrior nation. I have been born into it.
          Possibly you are not aware of the British attitude to our freedom fights. So you are demoting Genghis khan below the British. The British did to us the same what Genghis did to Europe, only the way was different.

          I know the difference between architecture and battle strategy. I used it as a figure of speech, which you can classify as a simile.

          You have made your ideas clear, how have you classified the generals from warriors. But in your list you have included Saladin, Tsun Su, Ceaser. I like many others who have shown their views in this follow up comments, are not aware of their personal fighting exploits.

          Again, in your list, you have included Lieutenant Audie Murphy. Indeed he was a true patriot. with all due respect to his bravery, I can also say that Simo Häyhä Deserves his place here, so does Hans-Ulrich Rudel. Just because Rudel belonged to Nazi Germany, it does not discredit his achievements against the allies.

          I know who was Winston Churchill. He was the same man who commented that Mahatma Gandhi was a “half naked fakir”. Truly glorious words from the prime minister of a great nation.

          Yes you are right, I also see no point in extending this conversation ay more. Because, in any case you will try to prove your points worthy, as i will do mine.
          you have your personal choices to choose your list. so does everybody. And i assure you, no list will be the same.

        • I agree, this conversation is going nowhere–but to leave you with a few short thoughts:

          Just because you are born into a country that, at one point in time, held a revolution against the British. I was born in a similar nation, yet I do not call myself a warrior. That title is earned, not given.

          I think you are also confusing me with the one who made this list…I do not agree that Sun Tzu is a great warrior. Not in the least. He was a fantastic strategist, but not a fighter.

          Audie Murphy, Rudel, possibly several fighter pilots if they are to be included, Simo Hayha, Vasily Zaitzev, Carlos Hathcock, William Wallace, Shaka Zulu, one or two Japanese Samurai, and maybe Dioxippus, again depending on the terms of selection.

          That is the short form, and non-researched version of my list. If I am asked to compile this into a real, long form, researched list, I will. But I will leave you with that.

  78. HEY!!.. everybody is forgetting the great William Wallace.. wtf

    ..and Fedor, he would kill any of the aforemetioned in hand to hand combat

  79. Guys; Oliver Cromwell took over the New Model Army from Fairfax Thomas Fairfax and defeated the armies loyal to King Charles I REPEATEDLY, even though the Cavaliers out-numbered his men by 3 to 1 and even 5 to 1. You had better believe that George Washington and Napoleon I studied his tactics VERY carefully.

  80. No warrier list is complete without the mention of Ashoka the Great .. 1000 B.C. , and The Chengese Khan

    National security of the territory
    Strength, power, position
    Welfare of the people
    Obedience of rules and regulation
    Financial stability



    • I would like to add few more ..

      First thing, he is no doubt one of the Greatest warrior but above all he is Greatest Ruler in World History. You underlined some of the characteristics of the Great Warrior which are also characteristics of Great King but if somebody looks into his MIRACULOUS life they will come to know that he is Great King & Warrior on all fronts. He is a King with PERFECT combination of Bravery & Cleverness at war. His strategic wars are absolutely AMAZING. I wouldn’t say he was the best warrior at his time as in his army only there was treasure of warriors each of which was exemplery. He seeked for each such man from every level of contemporary society. It is also could be termed as sign of Great King. There many to underline but if other friends could see it by themselves then it would be far better & clearer.

      At this point I would also like to tell that his Great Son Sambhajiraje Bhosale was considered as Greatest warrior of Maratha empire after him.

  82. who is this audy murphy..first time I heard of this guy.

    the list should include Genghis Khan (even though muslims hate him as he destroyed them, thier culture etc.)

    ….and Khalid bn Waleed is not included. He may not me know very well in the West but he won each of the 100 battles he fought..perhaps the only commander in history that didn’t lose any battle.

    • i think you need a history lesson he dident destroy Muslims in general, his campaign started when the Muslim empire was broken in to kingdoms and the empire was lost and in the hands of rebels, genghis took over Russia and parts of Asia and small portions of the Middle East a small part of the worn torn broken down Islamic Caliphate, so be careful with your phrasing.

    • Tanveer Khan on

      Hi everybody im just a random teen who’s reading about history n stuff and i have some advice.Why don’t you rename this to’Top 15/20 greatest generals and warriors’because A.Salah ad din wasn’t a warrior he was a general and B.where the hell is khaled ibn al walid(ra),ali(ra),umar(ra),uthman(ra) and also genghis khan?These men were great warriors and a great general.

    • Audie Murphy is probably the greatest soldier in United States Military History (Chesty Puller?)

      As for undefeated generals, Alexander the Great never lost in a ten year campaign that included well over 100 battles.

  83. Oliver cromwell and bismark are missing here along with wellington, scipio africanus, attila the hun and flavius aetius bad list

  84. about the 300 spartans there where also 700 thespiis who died at thermopylae and they could had left since there where no customs in their country and about the greatest thing about alexander was that he fought with his soldiers at the first line like leonidas also did.

    • Alan D McIntire on

      I agree with prior points that the heading is confusing great/courageous warriors with great tacticians.

      Leonidas definitely should NOT be on the list of great tacticians. True, he and his Spartans were courageous, but there have been thousands of equally courageous fighters risking their lives in hopeless situations- their enemies usually call them fanatics- among the equally courageous were the Japanese Kamikaze pilots, German SS troops, the Alamo defenders, Pontiac, and
      King Philip in New England.

      Richard I and Spartacus were good tacticians, but I wouldn’t list them among the 10 best of all time.

      I’d leave Alexander the Great on the List, add Genghis Khan and Tamerlane as others have recommended,
      then it becomes tough to pick the best from a vast history:
      Maybe Scipio Africanus, maybe Julius Caesar, maybe Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Moltke, Frederick II, Clausewitz , Zhukov, Patton, Lord Nelson, Shaka who founded the Zulu nation,
      Sargon of Akkad, Darius of Persia, Nebudchadrezzar of Babylonia, Thutmose the great of Egypt, Umar Ibn al Khattab, etc- tough choice.

  85. Most of great warrior inherited army and military machines from king and empire that existed long time of period, but one that come from nomadic tribe who creates him self and still amezes the student of history and modern military school of thought is Ghengis Khan. I would also argue that saladin was a warrior fight againist group of kings yet he defeated them all.. these two warrior was the two greatest the world have ever seein, ofcourse, they are many great warrior before them and after them.

  86. I’m quite surprised that Charles Martel wasn’t included on this list. The guy crushed the invading Moors at the Battle of Tours and pretty much saved Europe. Heck, his name means “The Hammer” for crying out loud.

  87. very surprised to see no1 mentioned william wallace – he made scotland and broke free of english rule – scotland wouldnt be a country if it wasnt for him …..

    • That was robert the bruce who actually made scotlad free and scotland never conquered any other lands so he cant compete with someone like julius ceaser or alexander the great. he was awesome though and im surprised oliver cromwell wasnt mentioned

  88. There r so many great war leaders commanders and warriors of the battle field has been ignored in this list. in which so many muslims commanders and warriors also..
    1.Hazrat Umar Farooq ( R A)
    2. Hazrat Ali (R A)
    3. Hazrat Hamza (R A)
    4. Hazrat Khalid Bin Waleed
    5 Tipu Sultan (The Tiger Lord)
    6. Mohhamad Bin Qasim.
    and a lot more…..
    and some other great commanders an warriors are:
    1. Accihlies
    2. Changez Khan
    3. Hitler
    4. Nipolian etc….

  89. Good list, Alexander the great was undeniably # 1, but Muslims fellow shouldn’t be come here, they are foolish and cruel, no matter what they win.

  90. don’t u know Achilles was the greatest warrior of all time.How the hell can u miss someone like him.The rest listed were no doubted great but to me Achilles was the no.1 .

    • you do realize that achilles is a charachter in homers iliad and not a real person, right?

      • dont be so sure about achilles. he was the biggest idol of alexander the great and alexander the great visited his tomb in asia minor on his way to fight the persian empire!

    • Do you know the diference between reality and fiction? If achilles makes the list, then Yoda, Rambo and G.I Joe should be there too.

      • first of all Leonidas could be a fictional character from Greece if it weren’t for the statues and Greek history that was wrote about him. well guess what there are also statues of Achilles in Greece to. as well as history wrote about him to. In not just fictional story’s. but if u new what you were talking about you would know that Achilles name is mentioned in multiple fictional story’s and factual alike the Odessy, homers ilad history books list goes on and on. learn some history and geography because ACHILLES was a man and he was the best individual fighter/worrier the world has ever seen

        • Well Spoken Trashy… I support everything you have written and appreciate your support of what is and is not real. You are correct in stating that Achilles is mentioned in multiple FICTIONAL stories. Do the world a favor and spare us of your poor spelling / grammar / and overall ignorant thoughts, fool.

        • Hey, we now know that Troy was not. Only real, but she was destroyed by Fire. Also Aggomemnon was real. The so called greatest considered non other then Achilles to be the Greatest of all time, hello…

      • That’s not precisely true. Yoda, Rambo, and G.I. Joe are fictional and not meant to be believed. Patton, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan are historical, because they have historical accounts written by historians. But there is a third category, and that would be legendary. King Arthur, Robin Hood, William Tell, Romulus and Remus, and Beowulf to name but a few fall into this group, They are tales within the realm of possibility historically. The accounts of these people may be greatly embellished, but there is often a historical or archeological component, giving them verisimilitude. The tales are meant to be believed.

  91. where's napoleon, atilla, and genghis khan? they're one of the most vicious and greatest warriors of all time (together with caesar and alexander).

    Sun Tzu? what battle did he fight?

  92. Alexander the Great as #1 you've got to be kidding me. The Persians did most of the work. Cyrus the Great founded and expanded the Persian from Egypt to most of Asia

    What Alexander did was defeat a weak and complacent army and got himself an empire

    i would like to have seen Alexander the Great go up against Cyrus the Great or Darius I of Persia.

    • he succesfully defeated an army of 250,000 persians with 40,000 men then took over the majority of the known world. if he had the right amount of men he would have won as he was also a sound tactician

    • someone has already replied to this pointing out facts that anyone who bothered to do a little research would know. Alexander was great because he led from the front line. He had fought in and survived vicious battles when he was still a teenager. I will agree that i don’t see him being #1, despite his great accomplishments… for one thing, why are there listed here generals who were famous for tactics and not for fighting? This list is titled top ten warriors, not top ten conquerors. Sun Tzu may have been brilliant, but he wasn’t known for his personal fighting skills. Nor were Saladin or Ceaser. They may have fought, but surely Hector, Achilles, Vlad Tepes, Cnute and others were better known for their actual combative abilities.
      everything else aside, you’re entitled to your opinions, i just strongly disagree with them 🙂

      • You are correct my friend, Achilles was Clearly the greatest. He punked armies and in single combat slew, Hector, the queen of the Amozons, the king prince of Ethiopia, and Andronicas brother’s

  93. Alexander and Caesar were great warriors. But ,Mongolian great warrior Genghis khan and great Indian king Asoka, why aren't they added those names. Genghis khan made the biggest land empire (China to west end of eastern Europe).king Asoka Undefeated warrior.I think those two names should add to this list.

  94. kevin campbell on

    No Paddy Mayne? He was with doubt the greatest warrior of the modern age. Audie Murphy might be the poster boy but in the shadows of Special Operations Paddy Mayne stood alone and was regarded by people he served with in the SAS as the most natural killer they ever seen.

  95. Travel,latvia estoni on

    "Jo Jeeta wohi Sikander" off course there is no doubt that Sikander "Alexander the Great" is greatest warrior ever .He never lost any battle and conquer almost the entire word at his time.

  96. U guys forgot Tamerlane, Nepolean and Charlemagne. Please read history boys. don't just write top 10.

    • Nepolean was a spoiled, crybaby, misbehaving little punk. What he was best at was getting thousands more of his men killed than was necessary. Then he was sent away; pouted, cried, was brought back. Began acting like a 6 year old again so this time he could not play with the other children any longer.

  97. David should definitely be No 1 on this list. We are waiting for a revised version !

      • He was real, troy has been found, and Aggamemnon name has been found in ancient writings. Achilles linked armies

    • Your list was perfect: the only thing that made me squinch a little was your introduction as Alexander the Great being ‘arguably’ the greatest fighter/general in all of history. No need for ‘arguably’; virtually everyone who studies the history of Western Civilization…there is no doubt whatsoever. I won’t even touch on the global impact he personally had on the world, I’ll just say he lead [in front] in 157 battles in less than 10 years…and never, never lost a battle. There is also documentation that during that same time he himsellf fought at least 47 hand to hand combat battles…again, never losing one. Just as an adjunct to the “Achillies” mention, I was under the impression we were talking about the ‘real world’. If not then we certainly have besmirched such luminaries as Hercules, and in modern times Superman’….and many more.

  98. Hannibal was a complete failure. He failed to conquer Rome and he killed half his army crossing the Alps. Scipio's family got a writer to make it look as if Hannibal was a great strategist so Scipio's victory looked even grander. This was also before Rome had its grand armies.

    But yeah, this list is mediocre, you have warriors and strategists and you're missing many other great people off your list.

    • Hannibal’s tactics proves that he is one of the greatest military minds in history. I can understand some of the critic about him because he “didn’t finish the war”, but he’s victory at Cannea is viewed as one of the greatest battles of all time, and with good reason. He beat a well trained roman army of twice the size of his own, and 1/3 of his army was gallic and italian barbarians with no real military training (other than being beaten by the romans).

    • Hannibal was easily one of the greatest generals who ever lived argueably the only reason he lost to rome in the end was due to carthage itself refusing to send reinforcements to him. apart from that is widely recieved he may have destroyed rome. also his strategies are still used by american armies to this day

  99. Napoleon Bonaparte, Atilla the Hun, Ghengis Khan, Akbar the Great, Robert E. Lee, George Patton, Ulysses S. Grant, Khalid ibn al-Walid, and Hino Kumawaka are also some great warriors left off your list

  100. How about some people that really got their hands dirty ! Like Vlad the Impaler the real Dracula that drank his victims blood or liver eater Jack Johnson of wild west fame. That killed so many crow Indians after they killed his girl they locked him up only to escape jail by cutting a guards arm off with a knife and beating another guard with the arm. Just to kill more indians and we know what he did after killing them" ate their liver" ! But people say mite of just ate one lol. Sounds like a movie but real life man seen it on the history channel !

    • hey man im crow indian.he did not eat crows indian hearts he ate sioux and cheyennen indians heart so u better watch it.crow got your tongue.not ture and they say crapn on history channel.

  101. Waaaaahhhh! Where's Khan! Where's Attila? Where's Khalid what's his name!! Why don't you whiners just start you OWN top ten lists and put your favorites on them!?? Such whining crybabies!

      • Lol, they found the city of david under jerusalem, I’ve seen it. Why the hell would Israel use the star of david on their flag if he was just a mythical figure. Who made you the arbiter of what’s mythical or not? Get your head out of your butt and explore the world before you judge something. David’s existence can be questioned just as much as any of the historical figures mentioned in this blog.

  102. No Khalid bin al Walid ? Serioulay …

    It was under his military leadership that Arabia, for the first time in history, was united under a single political entity, the Caliphate. He has the distinction of being undefeated in over 100 battles, against the numerically superior forces of the Byzantine Empire, Sassanid Persian Empire, and their allies. His strategic achievements include the conquest of Mesopotamia and Roman Syria within three years from 633 to 636. He is also remembered for his decisive victories at Yamamah, Walaja, Ullais and his tactical marvel, the Yarmouk

    A shame that he and other greats like Genghis khan, Patton, Rommel, Attila, Amr bin al Aas, Joan of Arc & Napoleon Bonaparte were ignored. Mediocre list at best.

  103. How is Sun Tzu a warrior? Aren’t warriors supposed to fight? He developed the art of war that’s all.

  104. This list should either be about individual warriors like Audie Murphy and Musashi, or about great military leaders. This hybrid doesn’t quite work.

    • NotoriousBigBrain on

      Sorry but I have to agree with Yogi Barrister, you have mixed warriors with great military minds. I don't see how Sun Tzu is consider a great warrior, great military mind no doubt, but warrior? I really think you should revise this list.


    • CamerontheGreat on

      I have to disagree with this to some degree. Alexander the Great led his men from the front, he was known to ride into the thickest of the fighting at the head of his cavalry. He never lost a battle, that’s right, he is undefeated. And most importantly, he conquered the entire known world, in a decade! He was and is the greatest warrior. On the other hand, Sun Tzu was a tactician, a brilliant general and a great leader, but he was no warrior. How he got # 3 on this list I will never understand.

      • no the best are the apache indians they are quick and way better ya gehnis kaun and hannibal had grat battle taticals the apache were sneaky they are champions.all indians are beat it

        • I respect the apache, but that is wrong.

          If the apache were the best warriors, they would still retain some power, wouldn’t they?

          As for this list, especially CamerontheGreat’s comment, there is no record of Alexander’s fighting prowess. The fact that he leads from the front makes him brave, but not a great warrior.

          The only two real warriors on this list are #6 and #7. I believe the rest should be left to a list like Top Ten Greatest Military Leaders (I’m pretty sure there is one, and many of these people are probably already on that list).

          As for warriors, look to those men like Jack Churchill (he ran into battle with a goddamn claymore and a bagpipe, in World War Two). Maybe a list of Top Ten Badass Warriors?

  105. Eddie Von Cheddy on

    No General Patton? He had all the qualities of a great warrior in abundance. I would pick him in a one on one fight against Julius Caeser any day of the week.

  106. Scipio Africanus? Genghis Khan? Attila the Hun? I agree that leaving Khan out was definitely a mistake!

    • why are you all arguing about who’s the best historical hero?
      It’s his opinion let him but if u have ur own oppinion then make ur own site dont bother him.
      Not hs fault if he did’nt make th best choises… Relax people.

  107. Um, excuse me. Where the heck is Genghis Kahn? Dude conquered most of Asia, all of Russia, and large portions of what we now know of as the middle east. Leaving him out was a bad mistake!

    • Tango Mike Mike

      Roy P Benavidez Utlimate Warrior Spirit..His ‘6 hours in Hell’ that earned him the Medal Of Honor during the Viet nam war is beyond Epic and Legendary, this 5’6 140 lbs of Ferocious Primal Fury, refused to die against insurmountable odds…..TMM, Bad Azz to the Nth degree Whats even more remarkable is that 3 yrs before, he stepped on a land mine and was told he would never walk again…Amazing

      there is a 6 minute video on Youtube that says it all…Unbelievable

    • I agree. Ghengis (Prince of Warriors has to be in anyones top 2 beside Alexander. In fact if the greatest warrior is judged by the greatest Empire, as it should be, then he is my numero uno)

      • isn’t there supposed to be a reason that the word war begins the word warrior? is there no differance in your mind between the words warrior and conqueror, or warrior and tactician?

      • If you are to judge the greatest warrior by the greatest empire then the greatest warrior would have to be British as the largest empire the world has ever seen was British, however I agree that Genghis Khan should be in this list

        • The British empire only conquered the territory it did because of superior technology and weaponry. None of the countries it conquered could match up against firearms and explosives with swords and arrows.

        • Raymond R Digilio SR p.H.D. on

          traveling for 53 years. as a civil war export and japan.
          Japan was never defected by any country (until the nucke)Not Genghis Kuhn who Concord the word(What save japan was the Divine wind) That sank all of Genghis ships) Also Onna Bwgeish at the battle of Matsubare 1580 was a female Samurai. Their CODE WAS CALLED THE IN ENGLISH WAS RATHER DIE THEN THEN LOSS. tHEY HAD TWO CALLUSES OF SAMURAI. YOUR REGULAR. AND NOBLE (upper class not by birth) BY honor in fighting their SAWHARDS Taken off the Handel had the mark of upper class (if a lower class samurai was found with one his head and family was decapitated. THE FEMALES USED SPEARS. THEY LIVED TO DIE. FARED BY ALL.i AM A VITE NAM VET SPENT TIME IN JAPAN.LEARNED A GREAT DEAL OF THE HISTORY. iF YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK CALLED THE WORRIER. YET REMEMBER THE SOUTH COULD HAVE WON WITH PIECE IT WAS JEFFERSON DAVIES THAT STOPPED LEE AND GENERAL FOREST FROM MAKING PIECE QUESTIO HOW DID THE WORD DIXIE COME FROM.

      • How about Subutai, he was Ghengis Khan’s Right hand man and the highest ranked non family member, his military tactics and accomplishments actually rival any of those listed above even Ghengis himself.
        He conquered 37 nations and won more than 60 battles, he was the general in charge of the Mongol army as they lay waste to parts of Persia, the Russian states, Poland, Hungary during the early 1240’s and was setting his sights on to the Holy Roman empire itself, before being called back to Mongolia as Ghengis Khan had died and they needed all the men to elect a new Khan.
        During his time fighting in Muslim, Chinese, and European territories, he started integrating these engineering marvels into his tactics. Not only did he utilize siege engines and catapults, he alsoimproved the designs for some of these weapons, making them easier for the Mongol army to transport and maneuver.
        As you can tell this guy is one of my favourite generals from history, he is one that is often undeservedly overshadowed by Ghengis Khan and many others, read up on his strategies and marvel at the innovation and use of terrain, weather and fighting against superior forces.

        Thanks for listening


        • Raymond R Digilio SR p.H.D. on

          traveling for 53 years. as a civil war export and japan.
          Japan was never defected by any country (until the nucke)Not Genghis Kuhn who Concord the word(What save japan was the Divine wind) That sank all of Genghis ships) Also Onna Bwgeish at the battle of Matsubare 1580 was a female Samurai. Their CODE WAS CALLED THE IN ENGLISH WAS RATHER DIE THEN THEN LOSS. tHEY HAD TWO CALLUSES OF SAMURAI. YOUR REGULAR. AND NOBLE (upper class not by birth) BY honor in fighting their SAWHARDS Taken off the Handel had the mark of upper class (if a lower class samurai was found with one his head and family was decapitated. THE FEMALES USED SPEARS. THEY LIVED TO DIE. FARED BY ALL.i AM A VITE NAM VET SPENT TIME IN JAPAN.LEARNED A GREAT DEAL OF THE HISTORY. iF YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK CALLED THE WORRIER. YET REMEMBER THE SOUTH COULD HAVE WON WITH PIECE IT WAS JEFFERSON DAVIES THAT STOPPED LEE AND GENERAL FOREST FROM MAKING PIECE QUESTIO HOW DID THE WORD DIXIE COME FROM. Yet total agree with Permalink thank for teaching me ray

    • Genghis Kahn
      Motun Khan
      Selim I (Ottoman Empereur)
      Mehmet The Conqoereur
      Soliman 1

    • ayush vashishtha on

      hey, alexander not won the magadh in the time of dhananand and the time of chandragupta alexander’s force defeat by chandragupta and the time of asoka india was super power that time.chandragupta and asoka better the alexander . you fool !!!! this is proved by the history okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……….asoka stop his power in war and he started th budhism so he not get to won west.

      • Alexander went back after having battle with Porus(King of Punjab) and defeated him. He did not entered the Magadha region of India as his army refused to invade India as they were already tired, had come so far from Macedoin and India do not had a single King at that time and was divided into smaller regions(Nanda being the biggest one at that time). But he knew it was going to be difficult to enter in India as they never had Gureilla wars before and it was totally a different land for them to have battles.
        Coming to ChandraGupta and Ashoka, no doubt they were the greatest ruler of their time. Chandra Gupta became the emperor after Alexander had left out otherwise no doubt ChandraGupta was going to win as he had larger no of soliders, elephants and charoits. His regions extended from Persia from West to almost entire India and founded Maurya dynasty. Ashoka was his grandson and even more powerfull ruler than ChandraGupta but he stop the wars after seeing the mass killing in Kalinga war and turned to Budhism.
        As of India rulers, ChandraGupta Maurya, Ashoka the Great and Akbar are regarded as most powerfull and great rulers of all time.

      • Raymond R Digilio SR p.H.D. on

        I can not agree more. What happened to general George Patton ? Ray
        Thanks Perlinink.
        Question are you a history scollar

    • Why do you all argue on the best heroes? He made his choises. Why dont you all make a site, pay the bill for it, and hear other people complain see how you like it? come on people say ur comments but dont be disrespectfull. thats just irresponsible

      • This whole website revolves around the fact that there is a comments section. The point of that section is to discuss and potentially debate the list maker’s point of view.

        I agree that many people who post here do not make respectful comments, but I believe there should definitely be some debate and discussion, as long as it is all clean and well-founded.

    • I agree with you … where is Gengis Khan … Scipio the african, Napolen, Attila the hun .. or Vlad Tepes also known Vlad the Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, who defeated the ottomans, if not for him the ottomans would have entered center europe

      • Scipio the African is not really his name..Scipio Africanus..but he is only renowned for defeating Hannibal, so wouldn’t you be obligated to include Hannibal in that list as well?

    • Um alexander wasnt exactly the greatest warrior he was great but leonidas was a much better warrior Alexander was a better thinker though

    • Exactly…where is Chengis Khan n his hordes of mongolian tribes, warriors…? that man was something….shud have been included..

    • Well My dear friends forget history and live in Present. The Greatest warrior is our dear KungFu Fighter and Warrior JAKIE CHAN he has gone from Chinese films to Hollywood films and seen by all over the world. .. so JACKIE CHAN is the greatest warrior.

    • An impossible list but Ghengis should be 1 or 2…Shaka Zulu should also be on the list; as should Attila

    • Stephen H Brackin on

      Audie Murphy doesn’t deserve to be on this list, and Napoleon should be on it because he actually won more battles than Alexander and Caesar combined!