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.
Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880, American
 
Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee
19 January 1807, American
Confederate General in the American Civil War

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
04 December 1892, Spanish
Dictator of Spain

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

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

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
26 April 1894, German
Deputy Führer
Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
13 July 1821, American
Military commander

George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer
05 December 1839, American
Military Officer

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

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

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson
21 January 1824, American
General
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
Giuseppe GaribaldiGiuseppe Garibaldi
04 July 1807, Italian
Italian Nationalist

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
31 December 1880, American
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
09 April 1865, German
General of German Army

Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809, American
Explorer & Soldier

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857, British
Founder of the Scout Movement
Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
30 July 1881, American
 

Alfred JodlAlfred Jodl
10 May 1890, German
Military Commander, Nazi War Criminal
Joshua ChamberlainJoshua Chamberlain
08 September 1828, American
Educator & War Hero

Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
28 January 1833, British
British soldier and Administrator

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

Joachim MuratJoachim Murat
25 March 1767, French
Marshal of France
John Bell HoodJohn Bell Hood
01 June 1831, American
Confederate General
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

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Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
18 June 1833, Mexican
31st President of Mexico

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

Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMustafa Kemal Ataturk
19 May 1881, Turkish
Founder of the Republic of Turkey,

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893, German
German Military Leader
Joaquin Eufrasio BuzmanJoaquín Eufrasio Guzmán
1801 AD, Salvadoran
Former President of El Salvador

Anton HausAnton Haus
13 June 1851, Austrian, Croatian, Slovenian
Naval officer
Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen
12 November 1866, Chinese, American
Politician, Physician, Philosopher

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

Chester W. NimitzChester W. Nimitz
24 February 1885, American
Officer
Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt
12 December 1875, German
Officer

Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Erich von MansteinErich von Manstein
24 November 1887, German
Officer

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
14 December 1896, American
Aviator, Officer

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

George B. McClellanGeorge B. McClellan
03 December 1826, American
Officer

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19 June 1861, British
Politician, Officer
James LongstreetJames Longstreet
08 January 1821, Indonesian, American
Diplomat, Military personnel

Wilhelm CanarisWilhelm Canaris
01 January 1887, German
Intelligence officer, Submariner, Navy officer

Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864, British
 

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus
23 September 1890, German
Officer
Alfred DreyfusAlfred Dreyfus
09 October 1859, French
Military personnel

Nana SahibNana Sahib
19 May 1824, Indian
Rebel
Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891, German
Officer

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

Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870, South African
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer
Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825, South African
Politician

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

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818, American
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888, Ukrainian
Author
Albert PikeAlbert Pike
29 December 1809, American
Judge, Lawyer, Diplomat, Journalist, Poet lawyer

August von MackensenAugust von Mackensen
06 December 1849, German
Officer, Military leader
Ludwig BeckLudwig Beck
29 June 1880, German
Writer, Military personnel

Fedor von BockFedor von Bock
03 December 1880, German
Officer

Erich RaederErich Raeder
24 April 1876, German
Navy officer

Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg
22 March 1817, American
Officer, Military personnel
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
26 October 1800, German
Writer, Officer, Historian
Joseph StilwellJoseph Stilwell
19 March 1883, American
Basketball coach, Military personnel

George MeadeGeorge Meade
31 December 1815, Spanish, American
Military personnel

Mikhail TukhachevskyMikhail Tukhachevsky
16 February 1893, Russian
Military personnel, Officer

Ambrose BurnsideAmbrose Burnside
23 May 1824, American
Politician, Officer
Franz HalderFranz Halder
30 June 1884, German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

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

George PickettGeorge Pickett
16 January 1825, American
Military personnel

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

Mark W. ClarkMark W. Clark
01 May 1896, American
Officer
Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882, German, Polish
Officer

Raymond A. SpruanceRaymond A. Spruance
03 July 1886, American
Officer, Diplomat
Enver PashaEnver Pasha
22 November 1881, Turkish
Military officer

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

Joseph HookerJoseph Hooker
13 November 1814, American
Officer, Soldier
Paul HausserPaul Hausser
07 October 1880, German
Officer, Military personnel

Tadamichi KuribayashiTadamichi Kuribayashi
07 July 1891, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Officer
Robert Ritter von GreimRobert Ritter von Greim
22 June 1892, German
Aviator, Military personnel

Helmuth von Moltke the YoungerHelmuth von Moltke the Younger
23 May 1848, German
officer

Francisco I. MaderoFrancisco I. Madero
30 October 1873, Mexican
Politician, Writer, Musician, Military personnel

Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
02 September 1878, German, Polish
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Tokugawa YoshinobuTokugawa Yoshinobu
28 October 1837, Japanese
Photographer, Shogun

Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
04 December 1881, German, Polish
Military personnel, Officer
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of TunisHarold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
10 December 1891, British
Politician, Officer

Paul von Lettow-VorbeckPaul von Lettow-Vorbeck
20 March 1870, German
Politician, Writer, Officer
William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
06 May 1875, American
Officer, Diplomat

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
30 March 1892, German
Politician, Military personnel
François DarlanFrançois Darlan
07 August 1881, French
Politician, Military personnel