Five of the greatest generals of all times, Skanderbeg holds fourth place

 Five of the greatest generals of all time, Skanderbeg holds fourth

SiliconIndia portal has ranked five greatest generals of all times. This portal has ranked Skanderbeg in the fourth place.



1. Alexander the Great
King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. He was the inspiration for other occupations later.

Born in the ancient capital of Macedonia in 356 BC Was the son of Philip, king of Macedonia and Olympias, princess of Epirus door.

Despite disagreements, he led the army to victory in successive Persian territories, in Asia Minor, in Egypt and did not suffer any loss. The biggest victory was the battle of Gaugamelas, now northern Iraq, in 331 BC. Macedonia's new King ruled Asia Minor, became pharaon of Egypt and king of Persia, when he was only 25 years old.

2. Napoleon Bonaparte
French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, was one of the greatest rulers the world has known. He was also known as Napoleon I and conquered most of Europe in the early 19th century. Born in Corsica and climbed quickly  the military ladder during the French Revolution.

Sharp, ambitious and a military strategist, Napoleon led successful battles against various coalitions of European countries and expanded the empire. However, after a disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba. In 1815 he returned for a ruling. After losing in the Battle of Waterloo, he abdicated again and was sent to the island of St. Helena, where he died at the age of 51- years.

3. Genghis Khan
A great warrior and ruler of the Mongol, Genghis Khan, started from nothing to create one of the greatest empires mankind has known. Once united the nomadic tribes in the plains of Mongolia, he conquered large areas in central Asia and China.
When he was only 20 years old, he began to build a large military by conquering individual tribes and involving them in his empire. He was successful: the Mongol Empire was the largest in the world, and lasted until his death.
The rapid success of the Mongol army was primarily due to the brilliant military tactics, as well as the fact of the understanding of the enemy motivations. Many people were massacred during his conquests. However he allowed religious freedom in occupied areas, stripped torture and created the first international postal system.

4. Gjergj Kastriot - Skanderbeg
Regarded as the Albanian national hero, Skanderbeg was one of the military rulers who managed to expel the Ottoman Turks from his country for over two decades, by stopping Turkey's efforts to spread Islam in an area dominated by Roman Catholics.
Seized by the Ottoman Turks as a child, the Albanian  fighter of freedom grew up under Islam and trained as a general in the ranks of the Turkish army.
As commander of the local Albanian princes, he caused a revolt in his country in 1444 and managed to stop the Ottomans numerous attempts to get back in Albania and to put it under Muslim rule.

5. Attila of Huns
 Attila is one of the most successful rulers of barbarians. He united the tribes of the Huns, and is said that was a just ruler of his people. He was known however as aggressive and relentless during his campaigns to expand his empire. He destroyed whole lands from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and sowed fear throughout the Roman Empire.

However He never conquered Constantinople and Rome, and left behind a split family when he died in 453.
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