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

List people include Liu Guitang, Chen Jiongming and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all male warlords, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male warlords?" and "Who are the best male warlords?"
Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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 close ally of Sun Yat-sen. He became the Commandant of the Kuomintang's Whampoa Military Academy and took Sun's place as leader of the KMT when Sun died in 1925. In 1926, Chiang led the Northern Expedition to unify the country, becoming China's nominal leader. He served as Chairman of the National Military Council of the Nationalist government of the Republic of China from 1928 to 1948. Chiang ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1887-1975)

Birthplace: Xikou, China

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#38 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 the People's Republic of China. Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the years leading up to the Double Ten Revolution. He was appointed to serve as Provisional President of the Republic of China, when it was founded in 1912. He later co-founded the Kuomintang, serving as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1866-1925)

Birthplace: Zhongshan

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#58 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 Liberia to work in the government of Samuel Doe. After being removed for embezzlement, he eventually arrived in Libya, where he was trained as a guerilla fighter. He returned to Liberia in 1989 as the head of a Libyan-backed resistance group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, to overthrow the Doe regime, initiating the First Liberian Civil War. Following Doe's execution, Taylor gained ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia, Liberia

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Yuan Shikai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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 monarchy in China, with himself as the Hongxian Emperor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1859-1916)

Birthplace: Xiangcheng County, Henan

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