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)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…