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List of Famous Warlords

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List of famous warlords, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top warlords in the world? This includes the most prominent warlords, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable warlords is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic warlords were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned warlords.

List features people like Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Chiang Kai-shek and more!

From reputable, prominent, and well known warlords to the lesser known warlords of today, these are some of the best professionals in the warlord field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous warlords ever?" and "What are the names of famous warlords?" then you're in the right place. (226 items)
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    Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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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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    Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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    Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China, and medical practitioner. As the foremost pioneer of the Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China, and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1866-1925)
    • Birthplace: Zhongshan
    • Profession: Politician, Physician, Warlord, Generalissimo, Writer, + more
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    Idi Amin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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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
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    Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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    Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor is a Liberian former politician who was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003. Born in Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia, Taylor earned a degree at Bentley College in the United States before returning to ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia, Liberia
    • Profession: Warlord
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    Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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    Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first ...more

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    • Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Zvimba District
    • Profession: Politician
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    Muammar al-Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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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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    Yuan Shikai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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    Yuan Shikai was a Chinese general, politician and "emperor", famous for his influence during the late Qing Dynasty, his role in the events leading up to the abdication of the last Qing Emperor, his autocratic rule as the first President of the Republic of China, and his short-lived attempt to restore ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1859-1916)
    • Birthplace: Xiangcheng County, Henan
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
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    Oda Nobunaga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Warlords
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    Oda Nobunaga was a powerful samurai daimyo warlord of Japan in the late 16th century who initiated the unification of Japan near the end of the Warring States period. He lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japan before his death in a 1582 coup. His successors ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1534-1582)
    • Birthplace: Nagoya Castle, Japan
    • Profession: Daimyo, Warlord
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