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Famous Male Soldiers

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List of famous male soldiers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male soldiers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being soldiers. There are thousand of males working as soldiers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic soldiers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a soldier then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male soldiers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male soldiers?" and "Who are the best male soldiers?"


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    Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As effective dictator of Nazi Germany, Hitler was at the centre of World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust. Hitler was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1889-1945)
    • Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Writer, Artist
    • Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
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    Winston Churchill
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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)
    • Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more
    • Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
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    George H. W. Bush
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    George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States, a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the ...more

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    • Age: age 91
    • Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur, Military aviator
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    George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1732-1799)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, Farmer, + more
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    Colin Powell
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    Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Diplomat
    • Credits: Ballou, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, King: Man of Peace in a Time of War, America Beyond the Color Line
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
    • Birthplace: Denison, Texas, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
    • Credits: Sputnik Mania, Town Meeting of the World
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    Chiang Kai-shek
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    Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. He is known as Chiang Chung-cheng or Chiang Chieh-shih in Standard Chinese. Chiang was an influential member of the Kuomintang, the Chinese Nationalist Party, and was a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1887-1975)
    • Birthplace: Xikou, China
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Warlord, Generalissimo
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    John Kerry
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    John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry was the candidate of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, losing to ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, + more
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    Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Harry is the fourth in line to succeed his grandmother, after Prince George of ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soldier
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    Hugo Chávez
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    Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was a Venezuelan politician and the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, which ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1954-2013)
    • Birthplace: Sabaneta, Venezuela
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
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    Idi Amin
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    Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Kenya and Uganda. Eventually, Amin held the rank of major general in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its commander before seizing ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1925-2003)
    • Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
    • Credits: General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait
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    Andrew Jackson
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    Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1767-1845)
    • Birthplace: Waxhaws
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Judge, Politician, Soldier, Farmer
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    Timothy McVeigh
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    Timothy James "Tim" McVeigh was an American who committed an act of domestic terrorism by detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured over 600.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1968-2001)
    • Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Security guard, Soldier
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    Miguel de Cervantes
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    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, often known mononymously as Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1547-1616)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area, Alcalá de Henares, + more
    • Profession: Poet, Soldier, Librettist, Novelist, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote, Donkey Xote, Don Quixote, Don Quixote de la Mancha, + more
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    Muammar al-Gaddafi
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    Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who governed Libya as its primary leader from 1969 to 2011. Taking power in a coup d'etat, he ruled as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1942-2011)
    • Birthplace: Qasr Abu Hadi
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Military Officer
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    Augusto Pinochet
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    Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet, was dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990 and Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army from 1973 to 1998. He was also president of the Government Junta of Chile between 1973 and 1981. Pinochet assumed power in Chile following a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1915-2006)
    • Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
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    David Petraeus
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    David Howell Petraeus AO is a retired American military officer and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on November 9, 2012. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus was a highly decorated four-star ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Cornwall on Hudson, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Soldier, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq, Military Officer, Official
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    Audie Murphy
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    Audie Leon Murphy was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. At the age of 19, Murphy received the Medal of Honor after single-handedly holding off ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1925-1971)
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Soldier, Actor
    • Credits: To Hell and Back, The Red Badge of Courage, The Unforgiven, No Name on the Bullet, Night Passage, + more
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    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
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    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1486-1535)
    • Birthplace: Cologne, Eurasia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne, Germany
    • Profession: Alchemist, Soldier, Physician, Astrologer, Magician
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    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
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    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish army officer, reformist statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk, was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by the Turkish parliament. Atatürk was a military ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1881-1938)
    • Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Military Leader, Generalissimo, + more
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