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* [[Ahmose I|Khalid ibn al-Walid (585–642) - Arab military commander and Companion of Muhammad. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess. He was chosen by prophet Muhammad, and later Abu Bakr and Umar to lead many military campaigns, especially in Muslim conquest of Persia and Levant. Khalid is the only military leader that have fought more than 200 undefeated battles and considered by some to be the finest military leader in history.]]
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*[[Khalid ibn al-Walid]] (585–642) - Arab military commander and Companion of Muhammad. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess. He was chosen by prophet Muhammad, and later Abu Bakr and Umar to lead many military campaigns, especially in Muslim conquest of Persia and Levant. Khalid is the only military leader that have fought more than 200 undefeated battles and considered by some to be the finest military leader in history.
 
*Source 2 >Khalid was undefeated against all foes, Romans, Persians, other Arabs, Turcomens.
 
*Source 2 >Khalid was undefeated against all foes, Romans, Persians, other Arabs, Turcomens.
   
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* [[Tariq ibn Ziyad]] (679 – 707) - [[Berbers|Berber]]<ref name="Howe 20052">{{cite book|author=Marvine Howe|title=Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges|url=https://books.google.co.ma/books?id=olBTEdJ0ncIC&pg=PA59|date=2005|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=9780195346985|page=59}}</ref> [[Ahmose I|muslim commander who led the Islamic Umayyad conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711–718 A.D. Led the decisive]] [[Battle of Guadalete]]. The name [[Gibraltar]] is derived from him.
 
* [[Tariq ibn Ziyad]] (679 – 707) - [[Berbers|Berber]]<ref name="Howe 20052">{{cite book|author=Marvine Howe|title=Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges|url=https://books.google.co.ma/books?id=olBTEdJ0ncIC&pg=PA59|date=2005|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=9780195346985|page=59}}</ref> [[Ahmose I|muslim commander who led the Islamic Umayyad conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711–718 A.D. Led the decisive]] [[Battle of Guadalete]]. The name [[Gibraltar]] is derived from him.
   
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*[[Ahmose I]] - founder of the [[Eighteenth Dynasty]] and the [[New Kingdom of Egypt]] after defeating the [[Hyksos]] and leading a successful siege into their capital [[Avaris]]. Ahmose also campaigned in Nubia and Levant.
 
*[[Ahmose I]] - founder of the [[Eighteenth Dynasty]] and the [[New Kingdom of Egypt]] after defeating the [[Hyksos]] and leading a successful siege into their capital [[Avaris]]. Ahmose also campaigned in Nubia and Levant.

Revision as of 09:44, 14 January 2022

Commanders who have never lost a battle. This list includes important historical generals and admirals, rather than simply any commander who has never lost a battle for the sake of brevity.

World

  • Khalid ibn al-Walid (585–642) - Arab military commander and Companion of Muhammad. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess. He was chosen by prophet Muhammad, and later Abu Bakr and Umar to lead many military campaigns, especially in Muslim conquest of Persia and Levant. Khalid is the only military leader that have fought more than 200 undefeated battles and considered by some to be the finest military leader in history.
  • Source 2 >Khalid was undefeated against all foes, Romans, Persians, other Arabs, Turcomens.
  • Ahmose I - founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty and the New Kingdom of Egypt after defeating the Hyksos and leading a successful siege into their capital Avaris. Ahmose also campaigned in Nubia and Levant.
  • Thutmose I - pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Thutmose I was the first pharaoh to cross the Euphrates. Thutmose I also campaigned in Nubia.
  • Thutmose III - pharaoh of Egypt from the Eighteenth Dynasty. Thutmose III conquered 350 towns without losing any battle.
  • Seti I - second pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He led successful campaigns in Nubia, Libya and Levant. He also captured Kadesh and re-established the Egyptian rule over it which was lost since the rule of Akhenaten.
  • Ramesses II - one of the greatest pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. He was involved in naval battles against pirates and battles on the land against the Canaanites and the Hittite Empire. Ramesses signed the oldest peace treaty in history with the Hittites after a long war.
  • Tariq ibn Ziyad (679 – 707) - Berber[1] muslim commander who led the Islamic Umayyad conquest of Visigothic Hispania in 711–718 A.D. Led the decisive Battle of Guadalete. The name Gibraltar is derived from him.

Asia

  • Ahmose I - founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty and the New Kingdom of Egypt after defeating the Hyksos and leading a successful siege into their capital Avaris. Ahmose also campaigned in Nubia and Levant.
  • Thutmose I - pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Thutmose I was the first pharaoh to cross the Euphrates. Thutmose I also campaigned in Nubia.
  • Thutmose III - pharaoh of Egypt from the Eighteenth Dynasty. Thutmose III conquered 350 towns without losing any battle.
  • Seti I - second pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He led successful campaigns in Nubia, Libya and Levant. He also captured Kadesh and re-established the Egyptian rule over it which was lost since the rule of Akhenaten.
  • Ramesses II - one of the greatest pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. He was involved in naval battles against pirates and battles on the land against the Canaanites and the Hittite Empire.
  • Tariq ibn Ziyad (679 – 707) - Berber[2]tar

Asia

Ancient

  • Bai Qi - military general of the Qin state in the Warring States period of Chinese history.
  • Ashoka the Great - ancient Indian emperor of the Maurya dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE.
  • Han Xin - military general who served Liu Bang during Chu–Han Contention. He contributed to the founding of Han dynasty.
  • Sargon of Akkad - founder of the Akkadian Empire. Sargon was involved in 34 battles, winning them all.

Modern

  • Narses (478–573) - ethnic Armenian, he was, with Belisarius, one of the great generals in the service of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I during the Roman reconquest that took place during Justinian's reign, where he succeeded in recapturing Rome from the Ostrogoths. The last general to receive a Roman triumph in Rome.
  • Khalid ibn al-Walid (585–642) - Arab military commander and Companion of Muhammad. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess. Often defeating numerically superior armies, He was chosen by prophet Muhammad, and later Abu Bakr and Umar to lead many military campaigns, especially in Muslim conquest of Persia and Levant. Khalid is the only military leader that have fought more than 200 undefeated battles and considered by some to be the finest military leader in history. [3]
  • Yue Fei (March 24, 1103 – January 27, 1142) - Han Chinese military general who lived during the Southern Song dynasty. He led many successful campaigns against the Jurchens, before being put to death by Emperor Gaozong. He was seen today as a patriotic role model in China.
  • Subutai (1175–1248) - Uriankhai general, also the primary military strategist of Genghis Khan and Ögedei Khan. Famed for his military achievements in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Europe. His strategies were carefully studied by the Soviets.
  • Muqali (1170-1223) - A Mongol general who lead the left wing of the Mongol Empire in the Mongol–Jin War. HE fought battles against significantly larger enemy armies and is considered one of the most prominent Mongol generals of all time.
  • [1]Tolui (1191–1232) - He was the Fourth Son of Genghis Khan by his chief Khatun Borte. He was pivotal in the Mongol conquest of Khwarezmia.
  • Mandukhai Khatun (1449-1510) - She was the Khatun of the Northern Yuan dynasty based in Mongolia. With her second husband Dayan Khan, she helped reunite the warring Mongols. She was also pivotal in the war against the Ming dynasty.
  • Tamerlane (April 9, 1336 – February 14, 1405) - infamous Turco-Mongol conqueror. As the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia, he became the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty.[4] Notorious for causing the deaths of 17 million people during his time. His descendant, Babur, would establish the Mughal Empire in India.
  • Sher Shah Suri - (1486 – 22 May 1545), born Farīd Khān, was the founder of the Suri Empire in India, with its capital in Sasaram in modern-day Bihar. In this seven years of his reign he never lost a battle.
  • Kumbha of Mewar (1433–1468) - ruler of Mewar kingdom of western India. Successfully expanded his kingdom against the combined forces of the Gujaratis, Malwans, Marwaris and Nagauris. Built the massive Kumbhalgarh fortress in Rajasthan.
  • Krishnadevaraya (died 1529) - emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire, India from 1509 to 1529. He was the third ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty, located in southern India. He won many battles against the Bahmanis and Gajapatis. Presiding over the empire at its zenith, he is regarded as an icon by many Indians. Patronised Kannada, Tamil and Sanskrit literatures during his reign.
  • Admiral Yi (April 28, 1545 December 16, 1598) - Korean naval commander during the Joseon period. Defeated the much-larger invading Japanese naval forces under Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Imjin War, especially at Battle of Myeongnyang. Mortally wounded in his last battle at Noryang.
  • Baji Rao (August 18, 1700 – April 28, 1740) - general and peshwa (prime minister) of the Maratha Empire in India, renowned for his rapid tactical movements in battle. Baji Rao was possibly the finest cavalry general ever produced by India.[5] He led many battles against the Mughals during his service.
  • Nguyễn Huệ (1753–September 16, 1792) - second emperor of the Tây Sơn dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 1788 until 1792.[6] He was also one of the most successful military commanders in Vietnam's history,[7] though he was known to have attained these achievements by ruthless, massive killing of especially the entire Nguyen lords families. Ten years after his death, his kingdom collapsed and replaced by the Nguyễn dynasty.

Europe

Ancient

  • Alexander the Great - Macedonian King of the 4th century BC who led an army from Greece against the Persian Empire and into India. He is often regarded as one of the finest battlefield tacticians in history.
  • Scipio Africanus - Roman general and later consul who is often regarded as one of the greatest generals and military strategists of all time.
  • Epaminondas - Theban general and statesman of the 4th century BC who transformed the Ancient Greek city-state of Thebes, leading it out of Spartan subjugation into a pre-eminent position in Greek politics.
  • Lucius Cornelius Sulla - First dictator for life of Rome. Accomplished great success while serving under Marius during his early military career. Began his career as a commander in the Social War. He fought his political opponents in a civil war, defeated Pontic forces in the first Mithridatic war.
  • Nero Claudius Drusus - stepson of emperor Augustus. He served as governor of the Gallic Provinces and led the first major Roman expeditions across the Rhine River into Germania, creating alliances and conquering territories. Additionally, he was the first Roman to navigate the North Sea and reach the Elbe River.

Modern

  • Pepin the Short - Charlemagne's father and the first de jure Carolingian king, having deposed the previous Merovingian kings and paved the way for his more famous son's rise to power. Consolidated his father's military reforms, combining it with his military skill to remain undefeated in his lifetime.
  • Skanderbeg - Albanian nobleman and military commander, who served the Ottoman Empire in 1423–43, the Republic of Venice in 1443–47, and lastly the Kingdom of Naples until his death.
  • John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough - was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs.
  • Jan Žižka - Czech general and Hussite leader, a follower of Jan Hus, was born in the small village of Trocnov (now part of Borovany) in the Kingdom of Bohemia, into an aristocratic family.
  • Maurice of Nassau, dutch military commander durring the Eighty Years' War and the Thirthy Years' War.
  • Alexander Suvorov - Russian military leader and considered a national hero. He was the Count of Rymnik, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Prince of Italy, and the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire.
  • Louis-Nicolas Davout - French general who was Marshal of the Empire during the Napoleonic era.
  • Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, "El Cid" - Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. The Moors called him El Cid, which meant the Lord, and the Christians, El Campeador, which stood for Outstanding Warrior.
  • Edward IV - King of England from 4 March 1461 until 3 October 1470,[8] and again from 11 April 1471 until his death in 1483. He was the first Yorkist King of England.
  • Charles XI (24 November 1655 - 5 April 1697) - King of Sweden from 13 February 1660 until 5 April 1697. He personally commanded Swedish forces in the Scanian war, however the gruesome war persuaded him to avoid future conflicts. He later reformed the military and created the Carolean army.
  • Fyodor Ushakov - most illustrious Russian naval commander and admiral of the 18th century.
  • Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck - general in the Prussian Army and the commander of its forces in the German East Africa campaign.
  • Pál Kinizsi - Hungarian general in the service of king Matthias Corvinus.

North America

References

  1. Marvine Howe (2005). Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges. Oxford University Press. p. 59. ISBN 9780195346985. https://books.google.co.ma/books?id=olBTEdJ0ncIC&pg=PA59. 
  2. Marvine Howe (2005). Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges. Oxford University Press. p. 59. ISBN 9780195346985. https://books.google.co.ma/books?id=olBTEdJ0ncIC&pg=PA59. 
  3. Template:Name=" Alkhateeb, Firas (2017). Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past. Oxford University Press. p. 43. ISBN 9781849046893.
  4. Josef W. Meri (2005). Medieval Islamic Civilization. Routledge. p. 812. ISBN 9780415966900. https://books.google.com/?id=H-k9oc9xsuAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage. 
  5. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Baji Rao the greatest cavalry general in India".
  6. Patricia M. Pelley Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past - 2002- Page 191 "The people of the North, who warmly welcomed Nguyễn Huệ, formed peasant armies to help him wage war against the Trịnh. Thus, the movement that had begun in Qui Nhơn came to engulf all of Vietnam."
  7. Théophile Le Grand de la Liraye Notes historiques sur la nation annamite
  8. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Edward IV". Archontology.org. 14 March 2010. Set sail on 2 October 1470 from England and took refuge in Burgundy; deposed as King of England on 3 October 1470

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