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List of Famous Soldiers

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List of famous soldiers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top soldiers in the world? This includes the most prominent soldiers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable soldiers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic soldiers 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 soldiers.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Pat Tillman and George Washington, in it.

From reputable, prominent, and well known soldiers to the lesser known soldiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the soldier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous soldiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous soldiers?" then you're in the right place. (1633 items)


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    Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and when he was 13 years old, he and his family ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1935-1977)
    • Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Jailhouse Rock, Clambake, King Creole, Viva Las Vegas, Cadillac Records, + more
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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: Europe, Austria, Upper Austria, Central Europe, Braunau am Inn
    • 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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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he won a record four elections and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was a central figure in world events ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1882-1945)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Hyde Park, New York, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: Zeitgeist: The Movie, World War II in HD Colour, The President's Mystery, Fala: The President's Dog
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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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    Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiating the never actualised ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger ...more

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    • Age: age 92
    • Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
    • Profession: Statesman, Businessperson, Politician, Soldier, Diplomat, + more
    • Credits: The Sixties: The Years That Shaped the Generation, Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow, Life & Times of Pope John Paul II
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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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    Charles Bronson was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1921-2003)
    • Birthplace: USA, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Miner, Soldier, Actor
    • Credits: The Great Escape, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish, + more
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    Billy Connolly
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    William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Scotland
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Brave, Pocahontas, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints, + more
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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, USA, Colorado
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, + more
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    Henry Fonda
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    Henry Jaynes Fonda was TV producer and actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1905-1982)
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Grand Island
    • Profession: Soldier, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Longest Day, How the West Was Won, + 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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    Ferdinand Marcos
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    Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In the earlier part of his presidency, he was known for his leadership that saw high economic growth in the country. However in 1972, he placed the entire country under ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1917-1989)
    • Birthplace: Sarrat, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Lawyer
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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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    Alain Delon
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    Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared with French actors such as Gérard Philipe and Jean Marais, as well as American actor James Dean. He was even ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Sceaux, France
    • Profession: Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Le Samouraï, The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers, Red Sun, Scorpio, + more
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