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Known for...Famous Commanders
Known affectionately as 'Old Nosey', this Anglo-Irishman gained fame in India and Iberia before being made a duke.
Co-victor at Phillipi; Master of the Horse under Caesar Dictator.
Orchestrated D-Day (need I say more?).
Commander of the Luftwaffe.
Colonel in the British Army during the Seven Years War and later conceded New York to the British during the American Revolution.
'Tippicanoe and ____________ too.'
English King willing to give his kingdom for a horse.
Crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day 800 A.D.
Sworn to always hate and fight the Romans; Napoleon later crossed his pass.
Famous Israeli general; Minister of Defense during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Known as the 'Leper King'.
Byzantine commander; conquered most of Italy; made famous by a Neo-Classicist French painter.
Carried a ivory handled .357 Magnum; commanded the US 3rd Army in WWII.
He has two nicknames, but won one famous battle in 1066.
A Corsican by birth, he gained fame during the French Revolution and was known as the 'Little Corporal'.
Leader of the South Slavic resistance to Nazi occupation.
'___________, __________ give me back my legions!'
'If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.'
Led coalition forces in Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990-1991.
Bypassed the Maginot Line through the Ardennes; wanted to keep German armour in reserve on D-Day.
Absentee English king; gained fame as Crusader; died of a crossbow wound in France.
The 'Iron Marshal'; 'At Auerstädt, _______ won a battle he could not win.'
'Vinegar Joe'.
One of Alexander's generals; founder of the dynasty that ruled Egypt until Cleopatra VII.
Commanded Union forces at Shiloh; took Vicksburg; and ultimately became the first Five-Star General of the U.S. Army.
This Lakota Sioux was the commander of Indian forces at Little Big Horn; subsequently died of bayonet wounds.
Commander of Union forces at Gettysburg.
This man united the disparate Italian city-states.
Won the Battle of Stirling Bridge; allegedly 'killed fifty men - fifty, with his own sword.'
Kurdish commander of Muslim forces during the Third Crusade.
WWII admiral; later honored by having a type of carrier named after him.
'The Bravest of the Brave' personally led the French cuirassiers at Waterloo.
During his engagement with HMS Serapis he uttered the immortal words, 'I have not yet begun to fight!'
Drove back the Umayyad Caliphate invasion of France at Tours in 732.
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His dying words: 'Thank God, I have done my duty.'
Won Saratoga and Ticonderoga; planned to surrender West Point to the British.
At the behest of the pope, he drove back the Turk and preserved the sovereignty of his homeland Wallachia until his death.
This African king is credited with uniting the tribes and formatting the tactics tactics that would lead to British defeat at Isandhlwana; was assassinated by 2 of his half-brother
Slaughtered Russian forces at the Battle of Tannenberg; last president of the Weimar Republic.
This saint delivered France from the yoke of English oppression.
This dashing Pole was oft referred to as 'the father of American cavalry'.
Victor at Actium and the most loyal of Caesar Augustus's generals.
His division was in the lead at the Battle of Long Island, and he chased the retreating George Washington across New Jersey after the city fell.
She led a revolt against the Romans after her husband died, she was flogged and her daughters were raped.
Prussian hussar who rose through the ranks; overcame the defeat at Auerstadt and triumphed at Waterloo.
'The Great Silent One'; led the Prussian armies in the Franco-Prussian War.
American Civil War cavalryman; gained fame (infamy?) during the Indian Wars.
'I kill without compunction and remember all my killings...'
'Old Hickory' came to fame in the War of 1812.
He burned Atlanta on his 'March to the Sea'.
This Turk was the first to march on Vienna.
Famous for his failed charges against Union lines descending from Cemetery Hill.
Led US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Father of the 'hammer and anvil' tactic; scourge of Persia.
Swept the pirates from the Mediterranean in six months; was ignobly beheaded by Ptolemy XIII.
Reformed the Roman army.
Apache warrior who harried American forces.
One of Alexander's generals; became ruler of Babylon.
Nearly won the war for Germany in 1917-1918 with his 3 Western Front offensives.
Victor at Zama.
This admiral was educated in the United States and tried to convince Japanese command not to attack the United States.
Commanded the Red Army at Kursk---the largest armored battle in history.
Napoleonic marshal whose last words were, 'Soldiers! Do your duty! Straight to the heart but spare the face. Fire!'
This famous Lakota Sioux commander would go on to join the 'Wild West Show' after failing in his military endeavors.
Generalísimo who fought to save Spain from the communists.
Ottawa indian who brought about a rebellion named after himself following the French and Indian War.
Conquered Gaul for the Romans and then crossed the Rubicon into Italy.
Victorious at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu; still alive at 101 years of age.
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Pioneer of the sarrissa and King of Macedonia.
Spanish mercenary who honorably fought for both Christian and Muslim alike.
On 21 May 1725, the empress Catherine I introduced the Imperial Order of St. _________ ______ as one of the highest decorations in the land.
He was a reformer of the Prussian military and would later be suffixed by 'the Great'.
Allegedly father of 2% of the world's population; created the largest contiguous empire in history.
His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia.
Captured the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I at the Battle of Ankara.
Popularized the idea of invading France through Belgium; last words: 'Remember: keep the right wing very strong.'
German commander at Leningrad, Stalingrad and Kursk.
Made Sweden a world power during the Thirty Years' War.
Grandson of the greatest khan; his death forestalled the invasion of Europe by the Mongols.
The first citizen of Athens; led the Delian League.
French commander; distinguished himself at the Battles of Verdun and the Marne.
Obdurate foe of Rome; was finally defeated by Pompey after nearly 20 years of resistance.
Accomplished Russian commander who fought under Catherine the Great, Alexander I and Alexander Suvorov.
Noble Celtic leader who was defeated at Alesia.
First president of the Republic of China; fought both Japanese and communists in the 1930s and 1940s.
First man to march on Rome; captured Jurgatha; arguably the most successful general during the Social Wars.
Stood like an old stone wall at Bull Run; later shot by his own sentry.
Invaded Ireland to open a new front against the English; most notable for his victory at Bannockburn.
Ordered his men burn the ships; captured Tenochtitlan with 600 Spanish men and 15 cannon.
British commander who in 1916, incurred an estimated 420,000 casualties while pushing the German front line back 12 km (7.5 mi).
This French gentleman commanded his nation's forces at Yorktown.
The Desert Fox; wanted to commit German armour to the beach front on D-Day.
'Black Jack' accorded himself well in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, and World War I; he also beat Pancho Villa.
Won the Battle of the Alamo when his 1,500 soldiers attacked 257 defenders at a Spanish mission.
British Field Marshal; architect of the failed Operation Market Garden.
Led the Americans to victory at San Juan Hill.
The US Army's youngest Major General; promised the Philippines 'I shall return'; he did in 1944.
Reluctant leader from Old Dominion in the War Between the States.
Father of the Blitzkreig.
Took Constantinople from Byzantium.

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