Army List of Famous Generals

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

This list includes American generals, like George Washington and Andrew Jackson, and other historical generals as well. These men have either led an army to victory or had a significant impact on the battlefield. 

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

George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Generals
George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army general, who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of WWII, but is best known for his leadership ...more

Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Generals
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. ...more

George Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Generals
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

Erwin Rommel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Generals
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II. He earned the respect of both his own troops and his enemies. Rommel was a highly ...more

Heinz Guderian is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Generals
Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was a German general during World War II, noted for his success as a leader of Panzer units in Poland, France and Russia. Guderian had pioneered motorized tactics in the ...more

Paul von Hindenburg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Generals
Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, known universally as Paul von Hindenburg was a Prussian-German field marshal, statesman, and politician, and served as the second ...more

Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Generals
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 ...more

Ferdinand Foch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Generals
Marshal Ferdinand Foch, was a French soldier, military theorist and the Allied Généralissime during the First World War. At the outbreak of war in August 1914, Foch's XX Corps ...more

Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Generals
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 WWII and served as Supreme ...more

Omar Bradley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Generals
Omar Nelson "Brad" Bradley was a United States Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army. From the Normandy landings through the ...more

Robert E. Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Generals
Robert Edward Lee was an American soldier best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of ...more

John J. Pershing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Generals
John J. Pershing appeared in the 1942 film For Me and My Gal.

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscou... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Generals
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General", was a British Army officer. He saw ...more

Erich Ludendorff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Generals
Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff was a German general, victor of Liège and of the Battle of Tannenberg. From August 1916, his appointment as Quartermaster general made him joint head, ...more

Alfred Jodl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Generals
Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl was a German military commander, attaining the position of Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command during World War II, acting as deputy to ...more

Philippe Pétain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Generals
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain, generally known as Philippe Pétain, Marshal Pétain, was a French general who reached the distinction of Marshal of France, and was ...more

Aleksei Brusilov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Generals
Aleksei Alekseevich Brusilov was a Russian general most noted for the development of new offensive tactics used in the 1916 Brusilov Offensive. The innovative and relatively successful tactics ...more

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Generals
Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC was a British senior officer during the First World War. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end ...more

Robert Nivelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Generals
Robert Nivelle Robert Georges Nivelle was a French artillery officer who served in the Boxer Rebellion, and the First World War. Nivelle was a very capable commander and organizer of field artillery at the ...more

Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Generals
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the ...more

Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Generals
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 ...more

Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Generals
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Schwarzkopf grew up in the United ...more

Wilhelm Keitel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Generals
Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel was a German field marshal who served as chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht for most of World War II, making him the Chief of Defense for Germany. At ...more

Joseph Joffre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Generals
Joseph Joffre Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, G.C.B., O.M., was a French general, who served as Commander-in-Chief of French forces on the Western Front from the start of World War I until the ...more

Maximiliano Hernández Martínez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Generals
Maximiliano Hernández Martínez was the President of El Salvador from 1931 to 1944. While he served as President Arturo Araujo's vice-president and defense minister, a directorate ...more