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

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I
18 August 1700, Indian
Peshwa of Maratha Empire

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

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711, Chinese
Emperor of China

Nader ShahNader Shah
22 October 1688, Iranian
Ruler
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725, British
British Military Officer

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

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738, British
Former Governor-General of India
Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
15 August 1769, French
Emperor of the French

Joachim MuratJoachim Murat
25 March 1767, French
Marshal of France
Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
17 September 1730, German, American
Military Officer

José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778, Argentinian, Chilean
Military Leader, Politician

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754, British
Military Leader

Nathanael GreeneNathanael Greene
07 August 1742, American
Military Commander

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752, British
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
20 September 1758, Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745, American
 

Michel NeyMichel Ney
10 January 1769, French
Soldier

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
27 September 1783, Mexican
Emperor of Mexico
Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754, American
Military Leader

Vicente GuerreroVicente Guerrero
10 August 1782, Mexican
President
Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758, British
Admiral

Marquis de LafayetteMarquis de Lafayette
06 September 1757, French
French Aristocrat and Military Leader

Benjamin LincolnBenjamin Lincoln
24 January 1733, American
Officer
Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
24 July 1783, Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Karl Von ClausewitzKarl Von Clausewitz
01 July 1780, German
General
Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Francis MarionFrancis Marion
26 February 1732, American
Military officer

Horatio GatesHoratio Gates
26 July 1727, American
Army General
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775, British, Scottish
Politician

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Alexander SuvorovAlexander Suvorov
24 November 1730, Russian
military personnel, officer
William Howe, 5th Viscount HoweWilliam Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
10 August 1729
Politician, Military personnel, Officer

Usman dan FodioUsman dan Fodio
15 December 1754, Nigerian
Teacher

Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD, British
Military Officer

Oliver Hazard PerryOliver Hazard Perry
23 August 1785, American
Officer
Joseph BrantJoseph Brant
29 February 1743, American
Military leader
Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738, British
Navy officer

John ColterJohn Colter
1774 AD, American
Military Personnel

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

William BainbridgeWilliam Bainbridge
07 May 1774, American
Naval Commander
Francisco de Paula SantanderFrancisco de Paula Santander
02 April 1792, Colombian
President of Colombia

Lewis CassLewis Cass
09 October 1782, American
Former United States Senator

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

Israel PutnamIsrael Putnam
07 January 1718, American
Army General

Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766, Austrian, Czech
Military personnel
Charles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
25 February 1746, American
Statesman

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717, British
Colonial administrator, Military personnel
Louis-Joseph de MontcalmLouis-Joseph de Montcalm
28 February 1712, French
Military personnel

Yemelyan PugachevYemelyan Pugachev
1742 AD, Russian
revolutionary, military personnel

Jean-de-Dieu SoultJean-de-Dieu Soult
29 March 1769, French
Politician, Military personnel
José Antonio PáezJosé Antonio Páez
13 June 1790, Venezuelan
Venezuelan general

Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770, Greek
politician, military personnel
John ByngJohn Byng
29 October 1704
Politician

Alexandre PétionAlexandre Pétion
02 April 1770, Haitian
President of Republic of Haiti

FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron RaglanFitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
30 September 1788
Politician, Military personnel

Richard Howe, 1st Earl HoweRichard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
08 March 1726
Military personnel, Politician

Thomas SumterThomas Sumter
14 August 1734, American
General
John StarkJohn Stark
28 August 1728, American
Military Officer

Richard MulcahyRichard Mulcahy
10 May 1886, Irish
Politician

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
William HullWilliam Hull
24 June 1753, American
United States General

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724, British
 
Jean-Baptiste JourdanJean-Baptiste Jourdan
29 April 1762, French
Commander

Charles Grey, 1st Earl GreyCharles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
23 October 1729, British
Military General

Jean Victor Marie MoreauJean Victor Marie Moreau
14 February 1763, French
General
Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of BavariaMaximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria
11 July 1662, German
King

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769, British
 
John Jervis, 1st Earl of St VincentJohn Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent
09 January 1735
Politician, Officer

Tokugawa TsunayoshiTokugawa Tsunayoshi
23 February 1646, Japanese
Military Dictator

Karl Philipp, Prince of SchwarzenbergKarl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
18 April 1771, Austrian
Field Marshal
Jean-Baptiste KléberJean-Baptiste Kléber
09 March 1753, French
Military General

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792, British
Officer, Politician
Alexander SpotswoodAlexander Spotswood
1676 AD, Moroccan, British, American
Lieutenant-Colonel

John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723, British
Navy officer

Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792, British
Naval officer

Esek HopkinsEsek Hopkins
26 April 1718, American
Naval officer
Jan Henryk DąbrowskiJan Henryk Dąbrowski
29 August 1755, Polish
Military General
PushmatahaPushmataha
1764 AD, American
Indian General

Jean BartJean Bart
21 October 1650, French
Military officer

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760, French
Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright

Henry ShrapnelHenry Shrapnel
03 June 1761, British
Inventor
Wilhelm von KnyphausenWilhelm von Knyphausen
04 November 1716, German
General

William ShirleyWilliam Shirley
02 December 1694, British
Advocate

Louis DesaixLouis Desaix
17 August 1768, French
General

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount HillRowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
11 August 1772, British
Military Officer

William Beresford, 1st Viscount BeresfordWilliam Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford
02 October 1768, British
Governor
Markos BotsarisMarkos Botsaris
1790 AD, Greek
Military General

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount HardingeHenry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
30 March 1785, British
Former Governor-General of India
John BenbowJohn Benbow
10 March 1653, British
Admiral

Smith ThompsonSmith Thompson
17 January 1768, American
Jurist
Robert PattersonRobert Patterson
12 January 1792, American
Officer
Thomas ConwayThomas Conway
27 February 1735, Irish
Military General