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

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While this isn't a list of all male military leaders, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male military leaders?" and "Who are the best male military leaders?"
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Military Leaders
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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 officer during World War I. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish National Movement in the Turkish War of Independence. Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns led to victory in the Turkish War of Independence. Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1881-1938)

Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece

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#10 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#27 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

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Tommy Franks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Military Leaders
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Tommy Ray Franks is a retired general in the United States Army. His last Army post was as the Commander of the U.S. Central Command, overseeing U.S. military operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. Franks succeeded General Anthony Zinni to this position on July 6, 2000 and served until his retirement on 7 July 2003. Franks was the U.S. general leading the attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in 2001. He also led the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Wynnewood, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Critias is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Military Leaders
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Critias is a character in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe. The Stepson 'Critias' is not to be confused with Plato's uncle or Plato's book by that name. Critias, called Fox, joins the Sacred Band of Stepsons as a single mercenary shortly after its formation and remains with the Band for the rest of his career, taking a Sacred Band partner, Straton. Critias participates in every major engagement joined by Tempus's forces, fighting in the Wizard Wars, the Mygdonian Campaign, and the Great War (including the Battle of Chaeronea, the Downwind Sweep, and the Battle of Meridian). The brightest, coldest, and boldest of the Stepsons, Critias is initially Tempus's task force leader ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Syr

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Henry Lee III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Military Leaders
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Henry Lee III, also known as Light-Horse Harry Lee, was an early American Patriot who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. During the American Revolution, Lee served as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army and earned the nickname "Light-Horse Harry". Lee was the father of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 62 (1756-1818)

Birthplace: Dumfries, Virginia, United States of America

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