Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Military Leaders, including George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Baji Rao I, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson and Robert Clive.
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732, American
First U.S. President
Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741, British
American Revolutionary War General

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720, British
Military Leader

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711, Chinese
Emperor of China

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738, British
Former Governor-General of India

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I
18 August 1700, Indian
Peshwa of Maratha Empire
John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752, British
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725, British
British Military Officer

Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754, American
Military Leader
Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
17 September 1730, German, American
Military Officer

Nader ShahNader Shah
22 October 1688, Iranian
Ruler
Marquis de LafayetteMarquis de Lafayette
06 September 1757, French
French Aristocrat and Military Leader

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754, British
Military Leader

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650, British
Military Leader

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
15 August 1769, French
Emperor of the French

Nathanael GreeneNathanael Greene
07 August 1742, American
Military Commander
Henry KnoxHenry Knox
25 July 1750, American
Former United States Secretary of War

Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
20 September 1758, Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General

Joachim MuratJoachim Murat
25 March 1767, French
Marshal of France

José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778, Argentinian, Chilean
Military Leader, Politician
Michel NeyMichel Ney
10 January 1769, French
Soldier

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745, American
 
Vicente GuerreroVicente Guerrero
10 August 1782, Mexican
President

Joseph WarrenJoseph Warren
11 June 1741, American
Physician, Military Leader

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
27 September 1783, Mexican
Emperor of Mexico
Benjamin LincolnBenjamin Lincoln
24 January 1733, American
Officer

Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758, British
Admiral
Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
24 July 1783, Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Karl Von ClausewitzKarl Von Clausewitz
01 July 1780, German
General

TarrareTarrare
1772 AD, French
Showman
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and StrathearnPrince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
02 November 1767, British
Military officer

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Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Ahmad Shah DurraniAhmad Shah Durrani
1722 AD, Afghan
King

Francis MarionFrancis Marion
26 February 1732, American
Military officer

Grigory OrlovGrigory Orlov
06 October 1734, Russian
Military officer

Edward BoscawenEdward Boscawen
19 August 1711, British
Admiral
Horatio GatesHoratio Gates
26 July 1727, American
Army General
Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD, British
Military Officer

Alexander SuvorovAlexander Suvorov
24 November 1729, Russian
General

Gebhard Leberecht von BlücherGebhard Leberecht von Blücher
16 December 1742, German, Prussian
Prussian field marshal

William Howe, 5th Viscount HoweWilliam Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
10 August 1729
Politician, Military personnel, Officer
Louis Antoine, Duke of AngoulêmeLouis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
06 August 1775, French
King

Oliver Hazard PerryOliver Hazard Perry
23 August 1785, American
Officer

Prince Adolphus, Duke of CambridgePrince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
24 February 1774, British
Marshal

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775, British, Scottish
Politician

Joseph BrantJoseph Brant
29 February 1743, American
Military leader
Mikhail KutuzovMikhail Kutuzov
16 September 1745, Russian
Military officer

Richard MontgomeryRichard Montgomery
02 December 1738, Northern Irish
Soldier
Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
26 April 1721, British
Military commander

Usman dan FodioUsman dan Fodio
15 December 1754, Nigerian
Teacher

Lewis CassLewis Cass
09 October 1782, American
Former United States Senator
Nanny of the MaroonsNanny of the Maroons
1686 AD, Jamaican
Resistance fighter

Charles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
25 February 1746, American
Statesman
Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738, British
Navy officer

John BurgoyneJohn Burgoyne
24 February 1722
Politician, Playwright, Writer, Military personnel

Ibrahim Pasha of EgyptIbrahim Pasha of Egypt
04 March 1789, Egyptian, Greek
Military General

Israel PutnamIsrael Putnam
07 January 1718, American
Army General

Francisco de Paula SantanderFrancisco de Paula Santander
02 April 1792, Colombian
President of Colombia
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717, British
Colonial administrator, Military personnel

Louis-Nicolas DavoutLouis-Nicolas Davout
10 May 1770, French
Military commander

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762, Australian, British
Army officer

Pyotr BagrationPyotr Bagration
10 July 1765, Russian
Military general
Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769, Guernsey, British
Military Officer

Archduke Charles, Duke of TeschenArchduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
05 September 1771, Austrian, Italian
Military personnel
Louis-Joseph de MontcalmLouis-Joseph de Montcalm
28 February 1712, French
Soldier

Jean LannesJean Lannes
10 April 1769, French
War General

Louis Antoine de BougainvilleLouis Antoine de Bougainville
12 November 1729, French
Explorer
Thomas SumterThomas Sumter
14 August 1734, American
General

Richard Howe, 1st Earl HoweRichard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
08 April 1726, British
Naval officer
Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667, British, Scottish
Military Leader

Abu MuslimAbu Muslim
0718 AD, Iranian
Muslim leader

John StarkJohn Stark
28 August 1728, American
Military Officer
John ByngJohn Byng
29 October 1704
Politician

Jean-de-Dieu SoultJean-de-Dieu Soult
29 March 1769, French
Politician, Military personnel
Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770, Greek
politician, military personnel

Michael Andreas Barclay de TollyMichael Andreas Barclay de Tolly
27 December 1761, Russian
General

Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766, Austrian, Czech
Military personnel

FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron RaglanFitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
30 September 1788
Politician, Military personnel
James FitzJames, 1st Duke of BerwickJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
21 August 1670, Spanish, French, British
Duke
Alexandre PétionAlexandre Pétion
02 April 1770, Haitian
President of Republic of Haiti

Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782, British
Military General

Louis-Alexandre BerthierLouis-Alexandre Berthier
20 November 1753, French
Military chief

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
06 March 1779, Swiss, French
Military general
Sir William Johnson, 1st BaronetSir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
1715 AD, Irish
politician, diplomat, officer

Pierre-Charles VilleneuvePierre-Charles Villeneuve
31 December 1763, French
Naval Officer

Alexandre de BeauharnaisAlexandre de Beauharnais
28 May 1760, French
Political figure

Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of HastingsFrancis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
09 December 1754, British
Governor-Genera

José Antonio PáezJosé Antonio Páez
13 June 1790, Venezuelan
Venezuelan general
François Joseph Paul de GrasseFrançois Joseph Paul de Grasse
13 September 1722, French
Comte de Grasse

Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of BrunswickCharles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick
09 October 1735, German
Prince
Gerhard von ScharnhorstGerhard von Scharnhorst
12 November 1755, German, Prussian
Military General

Jacques MacDonaldJacques MacDonald
17 November 1765, French
Military leader
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792, British
Officer
Paul BarrasPaul Barras
30 June 1755, French
Politician