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

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

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725, British
British Military Officer

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711, Chinese
Emperor of China
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

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

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
15 August 1769, French
Emperor of the French
Nader ShahNader Shah
22 October 1688, Iranian
Ruler

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

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

Nathanael GreeneNathanael Greene
07 August 1742, American
Military Commander

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754, British
Military Leader
Marquis de LafayetteMarquis de Lafayette
06 September 1757, French
French Aristocrat and Military Leader

Vicente GuerreroVicente Guerrero
10 August 1782, Mexican
President

Henry KnoxHenry Knox
25 July 1750, American
Former United States Secretary of War

Joachim MuratJoachim Murat
25 March 1767, French
Marshal of France
Michel NeyMichel Ney
10 January 1769, French
Soldier

José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778, Argentinian, Chilean
Military Leader, Politician
Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745, American
 

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

Grigory OrlovGrigory Orlov
06 October 1734, Russian
Military officer
Prince Charles Alexander of LorrainePrince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
12 December 1712, Belgian
General

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and StrathearnPrince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
02 November 1767, British
Military officer
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

Alexander SuvorovAlexander Suvorov
24 November 1730, Russian
military personnel, officer
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775, British, Scottish
Politician
Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
26 April 1721, British
Military commander

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738, British
Navy officer

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

Oliver Hazard PerryOliver Hazard Perry
23 August 1785, American
Officer
Louis Antoine, Duke of AngoulêmeLouis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
06 August 1775, French
King

William Howe, 5th Viscount HoweWilliam Howe, 5th Viscount Howe
10 August 1729
Politician, Military personnel, Officer

Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD, British
Military Officer

Joseph BrantJoseph Brant
29 February 1743, American
Military leader

Usman dan FodioUsman dan Fodio
15 December 1754, Nigerian
Teacher
Lewis CassLewis Cass
09 October 1782, American
Former United States Senator

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762, Australian, British
Army officer
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717, British
Colonial administrator, Military personnel

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

Henry HavelockHenry Havelock
05 April 1795, British
Military personnel
Francisco de Paula SantanderFrancisco de Paula Santander
02 April 1792, Colombian
President of Colombia

Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769, Guernsey, British
Military Officer
Israel PutnamIsrael Putnam
07 January 1718, American
Army General

Thomas SumterThomas Sumter
14 August 1734, American
General

Archduke Charles, Duke of TeschenArchduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
05 September 1771, Austrian, Italian
Military personnel

John ColterJohn Colter
1774 AD, American
Military Personnel

Jean LannesJean Lannes
10 April 1769, French
War General
Louis Antoine de BougainvilleLouis Antoine de Bougainville
12 November 1729, French
Explorer

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667, British, Scottish
Military Leader

Louis-Joseph de MontcalmLouis-Joseph de Montcalm
28 February 1712, French
Military personnel

Jean-de-Dieu SoultJean-de-Dieu Soult
29 March 1769, French
Politician, Military personnel
Charles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
25 February 1746, American
Statesman

FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron RaglanFitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
30 September 1788
Politician, Military personnel
Charles James NapierCharles James Napier
10 August 1782, British
Military General

Richard Howe, 1st Earl HoweRichard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
08 April 1726, British
Naval officer

John ByngJohn Byng
29 October 1704
Politician
Louis-Alexandre BerthierLouis-Alexandre Berthier
20 November 1753, French
Military chief

John StarkJohn Stark
28 August 1728, American
Military Officer
Abu MuslimAbu Muslim
0718 AD, Iranian
Muslim leader

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

Alexandre PétionAlexandre Pétion
02 April 1770, Haitian
President of Republic of Haiti
Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766, Austrian, Czech
Military personnel

Theodoros KolokotronisTheodoros Kolokotronis
03 April 1770, Greek
politician, military personnel
James FitzJames, 1st Duke of BerwickJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
21 August 1670, Spanish, French, British
Duke

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

Colin Campbell, 1st Baron ClydeColin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
20 October 1792, British
Officer, Politician

Karl Philipp, Prince of SchwarzenbergKarl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
18 April 1771, Austrian
Field Marshal
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

Sir William Johnson, 1st BaronetSir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
1715 AD, Irish
politician, diplomat, officer

Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of BrunswickCharles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick
09 October 1735, German
Prince

Tokugawa TsunayoshiTokugawa Tsunayoshi
23 February 1646, Japanese
Military Dictator
Gerhard von ScharnhorstGerhard von Scharnhorst
12 November 1755, German, Prussian
Military General

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

Richard MulcahyRichard Mulcahy
10 May 1886, Irish
Politician

John ByronJohn Byron
08 November 1723, British
Navy officer

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterGuy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
03 September 1724, British
 
Johann de KalbJohann de Kalb
19 June 1721, German, French
Military officer

Maurice de SaxeMaurice de Saxe
28 October 1696, German
Soldier
John Jervis, 1st Earl of St VincentJohn Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent
09 January 1735
Politician, Officer

Charles François DumouriezCharles François Dumouriez
26 January 1739, French
General
Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of BavariaMaximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria
11 July 1662, German
King
Jean BartJean Bart
21 October 1650, French
Military officer