10 Greatest Warriors In The History

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This is one of the most favorite topics of the youngsters and I have collected some useful and interesting information regarding the top 10 warriors of all time. By definition, a warrior is one who is highly skilled in combat and warfare. Man has fought for land and resources since the beginning of this world and this thing lead to the appearance of many great and ferocious warriors of all time who prove their worth in combat and warfare skills. I will not test your patience anymore and proceed on to the top 10 greatest warriors in the history.

Here is the top 10 list


10. Richard I (Lionheart)

Richard I Lionheart 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He sought help from his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine to defeat his father Henry II and ascended to the throne of England in 1198. Richard was famous for his phenomenal fighting ability and courage. He waved an olive branch to the French King Philip II and most of the military forces of Christendom with an intention to capture Jerusalem. Although he ended up in signing a peace treaty with Saladin and returned to Europe.

9. Spartacus

Spartacus 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
Born in Thrace in 109 BC, he is known as a famous gladiator and started a revolt against Rome during the Gladiatorial War. He was a part of the Roman army but then deserted the Roman force. He was then arrested of alleged theft and sold as a gladiator due to his great strength and bravery. He gathered a massive army of around 90,000 men defeated Roman army two times in Italy.

8. Saladin

Saladin 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He was born in 1138 in Mesopotamia and is referred to as the anti-hero of the Third Crusade whereas on the other hand he is greatly eulogized by the Middle East as a hero who recaptured Jerusalem and handed it over to Muslims. He was trained by his uncle and he gathered a behemoth army and conquered Jerusalem. It was a historic success for Saladin and by this conquest he was able to earmark a page of military history in his name. he died of a fever on March 4, 1193.

7. Lieutenant Audie Murphy

Lieutenant Audie Murphy 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He was born in 1924 and earned his name in the World War II. Audie Murphy was phenomenal in the battlefield. Once he jumped onto a tank destroyer and turned its turret towards the enemy and was able to desist an enemy attack of atleast 6 tanks and 250 infantry. He joined the army as a civil and has captured various decorations as Medal of Honor, Legion of Merit, French Legion of honor and three purple hearts. He died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971.

6. Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He was a samurai and one of the best sword fighter in the Japanese history. He was born in 1584 and won his first duel against Arima Kigei, student of the Shinto Ryo school of military arts. Later he joined Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s army and although once during the battle, he was on the losing side but he managed to escape the scene tactfully. He also taught sword fighting and in the last stages of his life he also turned out to be a good writer and wrote a book The Book Of Five Rings. He died of thoracic cancer at the age of 62.

5. Gaius Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He was one of the greatest general in Rome’s history and lead many successful battles against Gaul, Britain and Germany. His growing powers as a magnificent general raised fear among the senate and it ostracized him from the army. He refused to accept this as his fate and started a civil war. He became the dictator of Rome but was stabbed to death by a group of his friends.

4. Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
Some persons will welcome death but will never surrender in front of their enemies. Hannibal was one of them and he was very abhorrent of the Romans. He led many successful battles in Roman territory but was defeated by Scipio in his homeland at the battle of Zama. Hannibal was very famous for his master mind strategies which he used in his incursions and overwhelmed his nemesis.

3. Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He was an outstanding Chinese General as well as a marvelous writer. He wrote a book on military called The Art Of War which earned a lot of fame in different segments of the society. This books covered logistics, strategy and espionage etc and is even read by the students of business as a part of their business strategy course. He served the King of Wu in the 4th century BC. Napoleon and Mao Zedong learned a lot from his book and it formed the basis of their successful leadership in battles.

2. Leonidas I

Leonidas I 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
He was great warrior in true sense and never feared death. He resisted a behemoth Persian Army under the command of Xerses and fought till their last man. He went on to the war despite of the prediction of his death at this very battle by the Oracle of Delphi. A traitor among the Greek army informed Xerses of how its army can penetrate and defeat the Spartan army. When Leonidas came to know of this, he sent his entire army back to Greece and was left with only 300 Spartans troops that were his personal guards and the most outrageous and ferocious fighters among all the others. Leonidas was killed and his body was beheaded to instigate anger among the Spartan army. Spartans were at last successful in expelling Persians from Greece.

1. Alexander the Great

alexander the great 10 Greatest Warriors In The History
As the name suggests, undoubtedly one of the greatest warrior of all time. He is known to capture the whole world through his pragmatic planning and adamant stance in the battlefield against the enemies. He moved through Syria, Egypt, Asia and then when he was still planning to invade Arabia, he fell ill and died. He founded the city if Alexandria and visited the oracle of Ammon where he claimed his divinity, though that divinity really didn’t work out for him. ! May his soul rest in peace…

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18 Responses to “10 Greatest Warriors In The History”

  1. James says:

    wheres Gengis Khan? he should be at least in the top 3

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  2. Karan says:

    Hey der’s no name of achilles n asoka the great…without dem list is incomplete

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  3. pambos says:

    for me

    1) alexander
    2) lysander of sparta
    3) napoleon
    4) genkis gkan
    5) attilas
    6) romel
    7) osman
    8)evagoras of cyprus
    9) hitler
    10) hannibal
    11) julius caesar
    12 trajan

    not necessarily with this order except the first 3

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  4. jong says:

    how come king david was not in the 10 greatest warrior?!!! he is the best of the best!!!!

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  5. iman says:

    you totally forgot persian warriors

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  6. azhar says:

    khalid bin walid (R.A) IS ON TOP

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  7. Tayyab Ashraf says:

    i think Hazrat Umar (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anhu) should be top on the list. Alexander had conquered 1.7 million square miles of land in ten years on the other hand Hazrat Umar Farooq (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anhu), in ten years, conquered 2.2 million square miles of land including the Roman and Persian super powers.

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  8. Maroof Ali says:

    According to history Khalid Bin Waleed (R.A) is top first warrior.

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  9. iran forever says:

    do you know any thing about iran kings???1.korush kabir(Cyrus The Great)2.his son (drius)
    3.mehrdad.4.nader shah afshar and….
    just search and learn…

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  10. shanu says:

    whitout tha name of tha great Ashoka …list is never complete.

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  11. Shiloh says:

    Genghis Khan should have been number 1.Since his tactics of war have been used and studied even in today’s armies round the world!

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  12. I-hate-fanboys says:

    Genghis Khan was just a lucky warrior who is given more credit than he deserves; he conquered China not because he was a brilliant tactician but because many Chinese defected to him and informed him about the strategies of the Chinese army. He conquered a defenseless Persia and most of the other terroritories he annexed were either uninhabited or inhabited by defenseless tribes. Atilla too was just a lucky tribal leader who invaded Europe when the Roman Empire was in its terminal phase and unable to defend itself. Saladin and the other ME warriors were just lucky leaders favored by chance, that’s all. Their opponenets were either defenseless or disadvantaged. The Samurai, the Spartans, the Romans and Alexander the Great’s armies were the real deal. Genghis would have been DESTROYED in a single combat with Leonidas or a Samurai.

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    • Rohit says:

      Yes.There is a reference of Genghiz Khan and his army winning over the persians even though the Persians were stronger because of the correct aim of the Genghiz Khan army in the bow and arrow.Because of this they captured most of Asia and Europe.

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  13. Zobair says:

    They forgot to list down Khalid bin Walid. Khālid ibn al-Walīd (Arabic: خالد بن الوليد‎; 592–642) also known as Sayf Allāh al-Maslūl (the Drawn Sword of God), was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess, commanding the forces of Medina under Muhammad and the forces of his immediate successors of the Rashidun Caliphate; Abu Bakr and Umar ibn Khattab.[1] It was under his military leadership that Arabia, for the first time in history, was united under a single political entity, the Caliphate. He was victorious in over a hundred battles, against the forces of the Byzantine-Roman Empire, Sassanid-Persian Empire, and their allies, in addition to other Arab tribes. His strategic achievements include the conquest of Arabia, Persian Mesopotamia and Roman Syria within several years from 632 to 636. He is also remembered for his decisive victories at Yamamah, Ullais, and Firaz, and his tactical successes at Walaja and Yarmouk.

    This man wished to be a martyrdoom. But he died in his bed. in the age of 58

    The wife of Khalid, upon feeling such a pain of her husband told Khalid: “You were given the title of ‘Saif-ullah’ meaning, ‘The Sword of Allah’ and, the sword of Allah is not meant to be broken and hence, it is not your destiny to be a ‘martyr’ but to die like a conqueror.”

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  14. farhan says:

    tariq bin ziyad,musa bin naseer,muhhmad bin qusiam

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