Military 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. Featuring soldiers in history, military soldiers, army soldiers, American soldiers, and more, this list has it all. 

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. 

Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Elvis Presley 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 ...more

Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Adolf Hitler 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 ...more

Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Winston Churchill 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 ...more

Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Franklin D. Roosevelt 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 ...more

George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
George H. W. Bush 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 ...more

George Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
George Washington 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 ...more

Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Henry Kissinger 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 ...more

Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Colin Powell 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. ...more

Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 ...more

Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Charles Bronson 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, ...more

Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Billy Connolly 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". ...more

Chiang Kai-shek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Chiang Kai-shek 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

John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
John Kerry 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 ...more

Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Henry Fonda Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated ...more

Prince Harry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Prince Harry 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, ...more

Hugo Chávez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Hugo Chávez 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 ...more

Idi Amin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Idi Amin 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, ...more

Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Ferdinand Marcos 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 ...more

Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Andrew Jackson 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

Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Alain Delon 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 ...more

Timothy McVeigh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Timothy McVeigh Timothy James "Tim" McVeigh was an American who committed an act of domestic terrorism by detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on ...more

Miguel de Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, often known mononymously as Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, ...more

Muammar al-Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Muammar al-Gaddafi 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 ...more

Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Charles Durning Charles Edward Durning was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included the Oscar-winning The Sting and Dog Day ...more

George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
George C. Scott George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, ...more

Augusto Pinochet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Augusto Pinochet Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet, was dictator of Chile between 1973 and 1990 and Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army from 1973 to ...more

Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Burgess Meredith Oliver Burgess Meredith, known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor and director in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called ...more

Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Frank Capra Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His ...more

Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Howard Cosell Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, ...more

George McGovern is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
George McGovern George Stanley McGovern was an American historian, author, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in ...more

Suharto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Suharto Soeharto is one of the founders of Balai Perguruan Tinggi Gadjah Mada.

Burt Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Burt Lancaster Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile. After initially building his career on "tough ...more

James Arness is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
James Arness James King Arness was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of ...more

Charles Napier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Charles Napier Charles Lewis Napier was a prolific American actor, who after his film debut mainly worked in supporting roles. Napier's strong voice, steely gaze and distinctive broad jutting chin made him ...more

David Petraeus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
David Petraeus David Howell Petraeus AO is a retired American military officer and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on ...more

Audie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Audie Murphy Audie Leon Murphy was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and ...more

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk 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, ...more

Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Basil Rathbone Philip St. John Basil Rathbone, MC was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the UK as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily ...more

Conrad Bain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Conrad Bain Conrad Stafford Bain was a Canadian-born American actor. His television credits include a leading role as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and as Dr. Arthur Harmon on Maude.

Isaiah Washington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington IV is an American-Sierra Leonean actor. A veteran of several Spike Lee films, Washington is best known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy ...more

Erwin Rommel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Erwin Rommel 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

Wojciech Jaruzelski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Wojciech Jaruzelski Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski was a Polish military officer and communist politician. He was First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party from 1981 to 1989, and as such was the last leader ...more

George Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
George Kennedy George Harris Kennedy, Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. His wide variety of roles include "Dragline" in Cool Hand ...more

G. Gordon Liddy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
G. Gordon Liddy George Gordon Battle Liddy, better known as G. Gordon Liddy is a convicted felon and retired American lawyer best known as the chief operative in the White House Plumbers unit that existed from ...more

Bill Mauldin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Bill Mauldin Bill Maudlin was an illustrator.

Frank McCourt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Frank McCourt Francis "Frank" McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and writer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Angela's Ashes, a tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood.

Carlos I. Noriega is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Carlos I. Noriega Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian and U.S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel.

Folke Bernadotte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Folke Bernadotte Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. During World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps including 450 ...more

Mangal Pandey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Soldiers
Mangal Pandey Mangal Pandey, was an Indian soldier who played a key part in events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Mangal Pandey was a sepoy in the 34th Bengal Native ...more