19th Century Military Leaders
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Military Leaders, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Charles de Gaulle, George S. Patton, Otto von Bismarck and Erwin Rommel.
Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee
19 January 1807, American
Confederate General in the American Civil War
Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880, American
 

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892, Spanish
Dictator of Spain

Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle
22 November 1890, French
Former President of France

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck
01 April 1815, German
German Statesman

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
26 April 1894, German
Deputy Führer
George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer
05 December 1839, American
Military Officer

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson
21 January 1824, American
General

William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
08 February 1820, American
General in the Union Army During the American

Georgy ZhukovGeorgy Zhukov
01 December 1896, Russian
Military Commander
Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg
02 October 1847, German
General, Second President of Weimar Republic

Sitting BullSitting Bull
1831 AD, American
Warrior
Philippe PétainPhilippe Pétain
24 April 1856, French
Marshal of France

Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
04 April 1884, Japanese
Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl

Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
13 July 1821, American
Military commander
Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807, Italian
Italian Nationalist

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
31 December 1880, American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809, American
Explorer & Soldier

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
09 April 1865, German
General of German Army

Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
30 July 1881, American
 
Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
28 January 1833, British
British soldier and Administrator

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857, British
Founder of the Scout Movement
Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl
10 May 1890, German
Military Commander, Nazi War Criminal

Joshua ChamberlainJoshua Chamberlain
08 September 1828, American
Educator & War Hero

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752, British
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
16 January 1821, American
Former Vice President of the United States
Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754, American
Military Leader
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinBernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
17 November 1887, British
Allied Commander in World War II

John French, 1st Earl of YpresJohn French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852, British
British Army Officer

George PattonGeorge Patton
11 November 1885, German, American
Military Officer

Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
18 June 1833, Mexican
31st President of Mexico
Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMustafa Kemal Ataturk
19 May 1881, Turkish
Founder of the Republic of Turkey,

Juan José FloresJuan José Flores
19 July 1800, Ecuadorian
First President of Ecuador

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893, German
German Military Leader

Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851, Austrian, Croatian, Slovenian
Naval officer

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Joaquin Eufrasio BuzmanJoaquín Eufrasio Guzmán
1801 AD, Salvadoran
Former President of El Salvador
Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen
12 November 1866, Chinese, American
Politician, Physician, Philosopher

Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864, British
 
Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
13 September 1860, American
Officer, Lawyer, Politician

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
14 December 1896, American
Aviator, Officer
Chester W. NimitzChester W. Nimitz
24 February 1885, American
Officer

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt
12 December 1875, German
Officer
George B. McClellanGeorge B. McClellan
03 December 1826, American
Officer

Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein
24 November 1887, German
Officer

James LongstreetJames Longstreet
08 January 1821, Indonesian, American
Diplomat, Military personnel

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850, Irish, British
Politician, Diplomat, Engineer, Officer

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus
23 September 1890, German
Officer
Nana SahibNana Sahib
19 May 1824, Indian
Rebel

Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870, South African
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Alfred DreyfusAlfred Dreyfus
09 October 1859, French
Military personnel

Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891, German
Officer
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19 June 1861, British
Politician, Officer

Wilhelm CanarisWilhelm Canaris
01 January 1887, German
Intelligence officer, Submariner, Navy officer
P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818, American
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,

J. E. B. StuartJ. E. B. Stuart
06 February 1833, American
Politician, Officer

John Bell HoodJohn Bell Hood
01 June 1831, American
military personnel
Carl Gustaf Emil MannerheimCarl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
04 June 1867, Finnish, Polish
Statesman, Explorer, Politician, Officer

Philip SheridanPhilip Sheridan
06 March 1831, American
Officer, Politician
Albert PikeAlbert Pike
29 December 1809, American
Judge, Lawyer, Diplomat, Journalist, Poet lawyer

George PickettGeorge Pickett
16 January 1825, American
Military personnel

George MeadeGeorge Meade
31 December 1815, Spanish, American
Military personnel
Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825, South African
Politician

Ambrose BurnsideAmbrose Burnside
23 May 1824, American
Politician, Officer
Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888, Ukrainian
Author

Ludwig BeckLudwig Beck
29 June 1880, German
Writer, Military personnel

William B. TravisWilliam B. Travis
01 August 1809, American
Military personnel

Erich RaederErich Raeder
24 April 1876, German
Navy officer
Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg
22 March 1817, American
Officer, Military personnel
Fedor von BockFedor von Bock
03 December 1880, German
Officer

Joseph E. JohnstonJoseph E. Johnston
03 February 1807, American
Politician, Military personnel

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
26 October 1800, German
Writer, Officer, Historian

Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
28 October 1837, Japanese
Photographer, Shogun
Enver PashaEnver Pasha
22 November 1881, Turkish
Military officer

Mark W. ClarkMark W. Clark
01 May 1896, American
Officer

Joseph HookerJoseph Hooker
13 November 1814, American
Officer, Soldier

Walther von BrauchitschWalther von Brauchitsch
04 October 1881, German
Military personnel

Francisco I. MaderoFrancisco I. Madero
30 October 1873, Mexican
Politician, Writer, Musician, Military personnel
August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen
06 December 1849, German
Officer, Military leader

Mikhail TukhachevskyMikhail Tukhachevsky
16 February 1893, Russian
Military personnel, Officer
Joseph StilwellJoseph Stilwell
19 March 1883, American
Basketball coach, Military personnel

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
07 October 1880, German
Officer, Military personnel

Raymond A. SpruanceRaymond A. Spruance
03 July 1886, American
Officer, Diplomat
Tadamichi KuribayashiTadamichi Kuribayashi
07 July 1891, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Officer

Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
22 June 1892, German
Aviator, Military personnel
Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882, German, Polish
Officer

Franz HalderFranz Halder
30 June 1884, German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
02 September 1878, German, Polish
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
04 December 1881, German, Polish
Military personnel, Officer
Paul von Lettow-VorbeckPaul von Lettow-Vorbeck
20 March 1870, German
Politician, Writer, Officer

Helmuth von Moltke the YoungerHelmuth von Moltke the Younger
23 May 1848, German
officer
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of TunisHarold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
10 December 1891, British
Politician, Officer

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
06 May 1875, American
Officer, Diplomat

François DarlanFrançois Darlan
07 August 1881, French
Politician, Military personnel

Peng DehuaiPeng Dehuai
24 October 1898
Politician, Military personnel
Ivan KonevIvan Konev
16 December 1897, Russian
officer