Top 10 Greatest Warriors

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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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262 Comments

  1. 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….

  2. 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

  3. 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?

      • IF YOUR NINJAS AND SAMURAIS WERE SO GREAT THEN WHY WERE THEY NOT ABLE TO STOP ALEXANDER THE GREAT.ITS TRUTH FROM WHICH MANY OF YOU TRY TO RUN AWAY THAT HE WAS STOPPED ONLY BY AN INDIAN EMPEROR CHANDRAGUPT MAURYA.HE SHED HIS PLAN OF WINNING THE WHOLE WORLD AFTER SEEING THE POWER OF CHANDRAGUPT MAURYA,INDIA WAS SUPERPOWER AT THAT TIME.IF YOU REALLY KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT WORD ‘HISTORY’ THEN TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT ALSO INSTEAD OF USING JESUS AND YOUR FANTASY NAMES IN THIS LIST.SO BOY READ SOME HISTORY AND EXCEPT THAT WHO STOPPED ALEXANDER WAS AN INDIAN EMPEROR.TAKE SOME TUTIONS AND START READING ABOUT HISTORY OF ASIA AND ALSO AFRICA NOT ONLY ABOUT EUROPE.BRITISHERS STILL DO NOT ABLE TO BELIEVE THAT THE COUNTRY ON WHICH THEY CONQUERED UNTIL 1947 HAS THE SECOND LARGEST ARMY IN THE WORLD ,I AM NOT DISRESPECTING ANYBODY,BUT IT IS TRUE THAT BECAUSE OF THIS MINDSET YOU DONT WANT TO BELIEVE THAT INDIA IS THE LAND OF WARRIORS,STILL I KNOW ACHIEVEMENTS WERE GREAT BUT IF YOU BRING THE TALK TO ACHILLES AND JESUS THEN I CAN ONLY SAY THAT READ THE EPIC BOOKS OF MAHABHARAT AND RAMCHARITMANAS HAVING DESCRIPTIONS ABOUT THOUSANDS OF WARRIORS NOT MYTHOLOGICAL ALL REAL WITH STRONG PROOFS OF THERE EXISTENCE EACH ONE MUCH MORE POWERFUL THEN ACHILLES.WE INDIANS GOT INDEPENDENCE FIGHTING AGAINST GUNS AND BULLETS WITH SWORDS AND HANDS SO HOW WILL YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF A TRUE WARRIOR.
        SO BOY READ SOME HISTORY OTHERWISE YOU WILL SCORE 0 OUT OF 100 IN ANY HISTORY EXAM. JAI HIND……………….

        • 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.

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

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

  6. 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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 fates.as 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 😛

  13. 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.

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

    those were more terrifying!

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.
    (+) ? ?????? ??? ????? (+)

  19. 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.

  20. 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”…

  21. 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). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawakami_Gensai

    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.

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

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