50 of History's Most Terrifying Warriors
Humans have always waged war on each other ever since the dawn of time and have constantly fought for things such as resources, power, and wealth. With war comes some of the greatest warriors etched into history for their tremendous ability to overcome their enemies. Warriors such as Alexander the Great and Leonidas of Sparta were some of the most terrifying warriors as they were able to instill fear into their foes.
Over time, warfare has evolved in several ways that warriors such as Genghis Khan would have never imagined. Still, these warriors from the past have lessons to teach us, as the principles of war never change. So if you want to learn more about the 50 most terrifying warriors in history, then check out this article!
Julius Caesar is undoubtedly the most popular general and statesman that came out of Rome. He was also one of the most terrifying warriors that conquered many lands in the name of Rome. Caesar was a member of the First Triumvirate that led several Roman legions into Gaul and eventually conquered the land in 204 BC.
Caesar then fought a civil war against Pompey, who he ended up defeating with his vast armies and precise tactics. Caesar then became a dictator of Rome, which eventually led to his assassination. Caesar was not only a great general but he was known to fight alongside his men during many battles.
Miyamoto Musashi is considered to be one of the greatest Japanese swordsmen, as he was undefeated in battle and was known to wield dual Katana blades. Musashi was given the title of Kensei, which was an honorary title given to Japanese swordsmen that proved they were skilled with a sword.
Musashi has an undefeated record of 61 duels which is pretty impressive as the next Japanese swordsman to come close to his record only had 33 undefeated duels. Musashi was the creator of the Niten Ichi-ryū, which focused on the technique of using dual katanas. Musashi lived to be an old man and taught several students throughout his life.
Richard the Lionheart
Richard the Lionheart is another terrifying warrior from the Middle Ages that was the King of England from 1189 to 1199. Richard was a true warrior and rebelled against his father, King Henry II of England, which led to his reign over England. Richard earned the title of "Richard the Lionheart," as he proved to be not only a great general but also a skilled warrior.
Richard the Lionheart took control of an army when he was just 16 years old and fought in several battles, which included the Battle of Arsuf, the Battle of Jaffa, and the Siege of Acre.
Pyrrhus of Epirus
Pyrrhus of Epirus was the Greek King of Molossians and one of the mightiest warriors that Greece produced during the Hellenistic period. Pyrrhus fought against Rome on many occasions and even coined the term "Pyrrhic victory," as his victorious battles resulted in heavy losses that led to defeat.
Pyrrhus was only 13 years old when he became the King of Epirus, but his reign only lasted four years as he was dethroned by Cassander. He eventually regained his throne and launched a war against Rome which resulted in him taking Sicily and a couple of other Roman cities. Pyrrhus was killed during the Battle of Argos, which resulted in Pyrrhus's forces surrendering.
Hannibal is considered to be one of the grandest military generals in history, but he was also known to be a skilled warrior that participated in every battle that his men fought in. Hannibal waged war against Rome and it was said that Hannibal taught Rome what the meaning of fear was as he marched thousands of men into Roman lands.
Hannibal commanded the forces of Carthage and marched his forces, which contained several hundred North African war elephants, through the Italian alps, and he was a big thorn in Rome's side as he wreaked havoc throughout Italy. When Hannibal felt the Romans finally closing in on him, he took his own life.
Xiahou Dun was a Chinese general that served under the warlord Cao Cao during the Eastern Han Dynasty. Xiahou Dun was a great help to Cao Cao as he aided him in defeating several of his enemies, which included Lü Bu, Liu Bei, and Sun Quan.
During the battle against Lü Bu, Xiahou Dun lost his left eye to an arrow, and legends say that he pulled out the arrow and ate his own eyeball, and continued to fight. He was given the title of "One-eyed Xiahou" by his troops and went down in Chinese history as being one of their most fearsome warriors.
Spartacus was a fearsome and terrifying warrior that became Thracia's most deadly gladiator. Spartacus was captured by Roman legions who enslaved him and trained him to become a gladiator. Spartacus then planned to escape imprisonment with 70 other slaves, the most famous being Crixus, Gannicus, Castus, and Oenomaus.
Spartacus and the others escaped successfully and started to gather an army of slaves to face the Roman legions. Spartacus led a successful rebellion against Rome and won a couple of battles against them before he was eventually struck down at the age of 32 years old. Spartacus has inspired many authors and filmmakers as his story is epic.
Scipio Africanus was a Roman general and politician that was heavily responsible for Rome's victory against Carthage in the Second Punic War. Scipio Africanus was a terrifying war leader and didn't accept defeat in any battle. Scipio Africanus' greatest achievement as a Roman general was defeating Hannibal at the Battle of Zama, which changed the tide of the Second Punic War.
Scipio was given the title of Africanus after he defeated Hannibal, as he conquered most of what the Romans considered to be Africa. Scipio officially conquered Carthaginian Iberia after he defeated Hannibal's brother Mago Barca at the Battle of Ilipa. Scipio retired from military service and lived to be 53 years old.
Sun Tzu is undoubtedly one of the most famous military generals in the world as he was the one that wrote The Art of War, which is a book that almost every military leader has read over the centuries. Sun Tzu lived during the Eastern Zhou period in China and was known as a terrifying warrior, strategist, and philosopher.
Sun Tzu started his military career at a young age and served under Helü of Wu as one of his generals. Sun Tzu achieved several victories over his enemies, which eventually led him to write The Art of War. Sun Tzu defined the meaning of war and how to defeat your enemy in any situation.
Vlad the Impaler
Vlad the Impaler was a Wallachian king that was known to be one of the most terrifying warriors in history. Vlad proved himself to be the greatest leader in Wallachia as he defeated the Ottomans who tried to invade his country. Vlad was known to fight in every battle that his men fought in and he even defeated Vladislav II in hand-to-hand combat.
Vlad the Impaler struck fear not only into his enemies but also his fellow countrymen as he would often impale anyone that didn't see him as their king. This is what led to the Ottomans' defeat in Wallachia, as he impaled over 20,000 Turkish troops and displayed them in front of his capital.
Miltiades the Younger was a Greek Athenian military general that is most known for his fight against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon. Miltiades was elected to serve as one out of ten generals to defend against the Persian invasion. Since Miltiades had experience fighting the Persians, he insisted to his fellow countrymen that they needed to attack the Persian forces immediately, as a siege on Athens would have resulted in defeat.
Although Miltiades forces were heavily outnumbered by the Persians, they were victorious in battle as Miltiades suggested that they switch up their tactics. Sadly, Miltiades was tried for treason upon his failure to conquer Persian-held Paros and died in prison.
Arminius was a Germanic chieftain of the Cherusci tribe that tricked the Romans into an ambush which resulted in the defeat of Publius Quinctilius Varus. Arminius was a skilled Germanic warrior that served in the Roman army as his tribe made an alliance with Rome to defeat the other Germanic tribes in the region.
Arminius learned a lot from the Romans, but he grew tired of their tyranny and decided to work against them in secret. Arminius led three Roman legions into the Teutoburg Forest, where he planned an ambush and obliterated all of them. The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was a turning point for Rome and one of the most significant battles in history.
Erik Bloodaxe was a Norwegian Viking king that was the leader of Norway and the leader of Northumbria. Erik earned his nickname "Bloodaxe" for killing all of his half-brothers in a civil war to become the king of Norway. Erik fought in several battles to claim his title as king of Norway but decided to set his eyes on Northumbria as he saw it as a strategic stronghold.
Erik Bloodaxe fought desperately over Northumbria and eventually was made king in 947. Erik Bloodaxe was a ruthless warrior that was in full command of his troops and was known to fight alongside them whenever he had the chance.
Leonidas of Sparta
Leonidas I is another terrifying warrior that was the king of Sparta and supposedly was descended from Hercules. Leonidas is best known for fighting in the Battle of Thermopylae, where he and his men defended the hordes of the Persian army, which was led by Xerxes I.
Leonidas and 300 Spartan warriors were etched into history as they bid enough time in stopping the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae so that the rest of the Greek forces could organize to defend their homeland. Leonidas and his Spartans were defeated in the end, but they were able to kill several hundred Persians during their fight.
Yue Fei was a skilled Chinese archer that ended up becoming one of China's most terrifying warriors. Before Yue Fei reached adulthood, he was able to draw a bow with a 400-pound drawback and was said to have supernatural powers as his strength was immense. Yue Fei became a master of the bow and was able to shoot with both hands accurately.
Yue Fei was not only a skilled bowman but he was also taught how to use the spear and mastered the skills of spear-fighting in no time. Yue Fei became a military general later in his life but was sentenced to death as his policies of war were too brutal.
Attila the Hun
Attila the Hun was the leader of the Huns and was another warrior that struck fear into the Romans as he plundered several of their cities. Attila's first goal was to take Constantinople from Roman hands, but he was unable to take the great city and decided to turn his armies towards Persia. Attila's campaign in Persia was unsuccessful, but this led him to invade Eastern Rome, which in turn led him to invade Western Rome as his tactics against the Romans were proving to be successful.
Although Attila was unable to take Rome itself, he was able to take several key Roman cities, which eventually led to the collapse of Western Rome.
Basil II was a Byzantine emperor that was the longest-reigning Roman emperor in history. Basil II was known to be a terrifying leader and warrior that used his intimidation and perceptive knowledge to make the Byzantine empire a strong nation. Basil II launched a war against the Kingdom of Georgia and was quite successful in sacking several important cities. Basil II conquered the Balkans with ease as his skills as a military leader were superb.
Basil II was given the nickname "the Bulgar Slayer" as he blinded 100 Bulgarian soldiers by stabbing out one of their eyes so that he could show their leader what true cruelty meant.
William Wallace was a Scottish knight that is one of the most popular warriors in history. Many people know of William Wallace as his story was depicted in the film Braveheart, but his story was a little different from Hollywood's perception. William fought in the First War of Scottish Independence, where he gained recognition for being a terrifying warrior.
Wallace's most successful victory was against the English in the Battle of Stirling Bridge, and he became a national hero due to his pride for Scotland. Wallace was eventually captured by the English and given to the king of England, who ordered his men to hang, draw and quarter him.
Vercingetorix was the king of the Gallic tribe, Arverni, and he is best known for fighting against Julius Caesar on many occasions. Vercingetorix united all the Gallic tribes to revolt against Julius Caesar and his Roman legions. Vercingetorix was Caesar's most skilled adversary, as he was able to defeat him in the Battle of Gergovia, which resulted in several thousand Roman soldiers' deaths.
Although Vercingetorix's ability to unite the Gallic tribes was successful, Caesar stomped out the rebellion quickly as he laid siege to Alesia, which led to Vercingetorix surrendering to Caesar. Caesar was impressed that Vercingetorix gave up his own life to save his people, but he decided to execute him in Rome.
Prince Rupert of the Rhine
Prince Rupert of the Rhine was an English military officer who was best known for being a Royalist cavalry commander in the English Civil War. Prince Rupert became a soldier before he reached adulthood and fought alongside Dutch forces during the Eighty Years' War against Germany.
Prince Rubert was only 23 years old when he was given the title of commander of the Royalist cavalry. Prince Rubert surrendered during the fall of Bristol, which led to his banishment from England. This wasn't the end for Prince Rubert though, as he was able to serve in the British army once again during the Second Anglo-Dutch War and Third Anglo-Dutch War.
Horatius Cocles is a legendary Roman warrior that was present during the early stages of the Roman Republic and was a key figure in the shaping of Rome. Horatius is best known for defending the Pons Sublicius (earliest known Roman bridge) from an invading army of Etruscans.
Horatius and his troops were able to hold the bridge long enough for other Roman soldiers to reach the other side of the bridge, which led to the defeat of the Etruscans. Horatius was killed during the battle as he ordered his men to retreat and sacrificed his life so that they could live. Horatius was struck with several arrows and spears before he was killed by the enemy.
Roland was a Frankish military leader that served under Charlemagne and was one of his most trusted warriors. Roland was no stranger to war as he was trained to be a soldier at a young age. Roland fought during the Saxon War and helped Charlemagne conquer key points in Spain.
On their way back to Francia, a small part of Charlemagne's forces were ambushed in the Roncevaux Pass by the Basques. Roland was killed along with 3,000 Frankish soldiers as they didn't see the ambush coming. This resulted in Roland's name becoming part of Charlemagne's legendary tale and the reason why he is so popular today.
Alaric the Visigoth
Alaric I was the first king of the Visigoths and a formidable warrior that led his armies against Rome. Alaric first fought with the Goths before he enlisted in the Roman army. Alaric was of great help to the Roman emperor Theodosius as he helped Rome defeat the Franks in many battles but he didn't receive any recognition for his deeds.
Alaric then left the Roman army as he felt that they would never accept him as their own and decided to work against them once Theodosius died. Alaric marched into Rome and sacked the city in 410 AD but ended up dying shortly after in battle.
Ashoka the Great was the third Indian emperor of the Maurya Empire. He is best known for being a terrifying military leader who eventually found peace and never waged war after conquering the Indian subcontinent. Ashoka expanded his empire over the years that he was emperor, but all that changed after the Battle of Kalinga.
The Battle of Kalinga was between the Maurya Empire and Kalinga state and resulted in 250,000 losses in total, but Ashoka proved to be victorious. The Battle of Kalinga changed Ashoka's perspective on war as the brutality of the battle made him decide never to wage war again, which is something that he upheld.
Ragnar Lodbrok is another terrifying warrior from history that has become quite popular in recent years as he was portrayed in the television show Vikings. Ragnar is considered to be a Viking hero as he launched several raids in Anglo-Saxon England and Francia. Ragnar was a fearsome warrior that used blitzkrieg tactics to surprise and overwhelm his enemy on the battlefield.
Ragnar's most famous battle was the Siege of Paris, where he led 120 Viking boats down the Seine river and sacked the city. Ragnar and his forces left Paris after being paid a large amount of gold and silver. This is why Ragnar was a feared warrior who got things done.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was the most decorated Soviet female sniper during World War II. Pavlichenko was most feared by German officers in Russia as she alone killed 309 soldiers, with most being high-ranking officers. Pavlichenko participated in the Siege of Sevastopol and the Siege of Odessa where she earned her recognition.
Pavlichenko was injured by a mortar shell and was sent to Moscow to recover. After her recovery, she trained several Soviet snipers as she was seen as one of the best. Pavlichenko played a big part in convincing America to send supplies to Russia as she toured the United States and became a close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Cú Chulainn was an Irish warrior and was known to be a terrifying warrior. Cú Chulainn earned the title of "Hound of Culann" after he killed a blacksmith's guard dog in defense and offered his service to replace the dog's position. Cú Chulainn was trained by the famous female warrior Scáthach who told him that he would be a strong warrior but would have a short life.
Cú Chulainn is best known for his bravery in The Cattle Raid of Cooley, which is an Irish-mythological battle where Cú Chulainn fended against several foes single-handedly. Cú Chulainn is said to have died during the battle and strapped himself to a standing stone as he wanted to die on his feet.
Audie Murphy was an American World War II soldier who was the most decorated American soldier during the war. Murphy was best known for his bravery and received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly defending against a German company. Murphy was only 19 years old at the time and was able to fend off the company of Germans for one hour before reinforcements arrived.
Murphy tried to join the military after the attack on Pearl Harbor and falsified his age so that he could join. Murphy was turned down for his height and weight but eventually joined the Army shortly after. Murphy has inspired many soldiers over the years as his courage was immense.
Genghis Khan was the founder and first leader of the Mongol Empire that struck fear into the people that he conquered. Genghis Khan was able to create the largest empire in history as he conquered most of Asia and Central Asia. Genghis Khan was known for his brutality as he was known to sack every city that lay before him and would kill everyone, including women and children.
The Europeans at the time were terrified of Genghis Khan and his horde as they gave no disregard for their beliefs and would wipe out any foe that faced them. Genghis Khan's army was full of horsemen that were famous for being the most skilled bow horsemen.
Fu Hao was a skillful female Chinese warrior that commanded armies under the Shang Dynasty and was the wife of King Wu Ding. Fu Hao was known for her immense strength and her cunningness in leading men into battle. Not much is known about Fu Hao other than that she fought in several battles and even became a high priestess once she retired as a warrior.
Fu Hao defeated many foes in battle, with the most notable being Tu-Fang and Yi Qiang. Although most of the records of Fu Hao have been lost her tomb was uncovered in China which brought to life how important of a warrior she actually was.
Teuta was the queen of the Ardiaei tribe in Ancient Greece and was known to lead her men into battle on many occasions. Teuta became queen after her husband, King Agron died, which was the beginning of her reign. Teuta had control over the seas as her navy was one of the strongest at the time and sacked many trade routes and coastal towns, which in return made Rome despise her.
Once the Romans realized they needed to stop the piracy in Illyria, they launched a war against Teuta and her kingdom. Teuta eventually surrendered to Rome as their forces were immense, but she was able to still rule over her people as she paid a yearly tribute to Rome.
Boudicca was another terrifying female warrior in history that was best known for rebelling against the Romans. Boudicca was the queen of the Iceni tribe who had been conquered by the Romans, who allowed them to rule over each other in return for a yearly tribute. Once Boudicca's husband, Prasutagus died, the Romans took over and didn't abide by her husband's will, which stated that she would be the leader of the Iceni.
This led Boudicca to rebel against the Romans and unite the tribes in her region to fight against the Roman legions. Boudicca and her forces were able to kill around 70,000 Roman soldiers and lay waste in key cities such as London.
Saladin was the creator of the Ayyubid dynasty and is considered to be one of the most terrifying military leaders that ruled over the Middle East. Saladin is best known for fighting against the Crusader states, and his greatest victory was against the Crusaders in the Battle of the Horns of Hattin, where he captured and executed most of his enemy's army.
The Battle of the Horns of Hattin was a key turning point in the Christian Crusades, as the Muslims were in full control of the region. Saladin shaped the way the Middle East was created and was the main reason why the Crusades failed in the end.
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was a French female warrior that was best known for her courageous role in the Seige of Orléans. Joan of Arc stated that she was acting under divine guidance that told her to lead the French armies to defend Orléans. Joan of Arc was able to lead her French armies to help the sieged city of Orléans and was able to defeat the English only nine days after her arrival.
Joan of Arc participated in the Siege of Paris and the Siege of La Charité, but both resulted in defeats which led to her being dismissed by the French court. Sadly, Joan was captured by the English and was burned at the stake for heresy.
El Cid was a military general and fearsome warrior that fought in medieval Spain and was considered to be one of their greatest warriors. El Cid was a Castilian knight that fought for both Muslim and Christian armies throughout his life and was best known for conquering Muslim-ruled Valencia which was a great feat as he faced strong resistance from its people.
El Cid was eventually cast into exile as he went against Alfonso VI's orders and decided to work with the Moors. El Cid was recalled into service by Alfonso VI and tasked with taking back Valencia from the Moors, which he was quite successful at.
Ahuitzotl was the eighth Aztec ruler that was considered to be one of its most terrifying warriors. Ahuitzotl's reign over the Aztec Empire proved to be the most successful and was considered to be the greatest extent of the empire. Ahuitzotl was a fearsome warrior that was feared not only by his opponents but also by his men and he conquered most of the territory in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ahuitzotl gained a lot of wealth from his campaign and used it to build up Tenochtitlán. He was responsible for constructing the temple that worshipped Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc. Ahuitzotl was also known for sacrificing 20,000 prisoners that he captured during his campaign.
Shaka kaSenzangakhona, famously known as Shaka Zulu, was the king of the Zulu Kingdom and one of Africa's most frightening warriors. Shaka's biggest achievement was forming a strong Zulu dominance in southern Africa which he achieved by forming alliances with other tribes and waging war against his enemies.
Although Shaka was feared by his enemies, he mostly resorted to diplomatic resolutions and was known to be a just king. This doesn't mean that Shaka wasn't a terrifying warrior, as he was trained in the art of war and would often fight alongside his men when the time was needed.
Alvin York was an American soldier during World War I who was considered to be one of the most decorated soldiers during the war for his immense bravery. Sergeant York received the Medal of Honor for attacking a German position all on his own and was able to capture 132 German prisoners and killed 23 others during his lonesome assault.
York not only received the Medal of Honor, but he also received numerous awards from other Allied countries such as Montenegro and France. York lived through World War I and served in the military for several years until he peacefully passed away a the age of 76 years old.
Ilya Muromets was a bogatyr knight that was best known for defending the city of Chernigov with just a small force. Ilya fought alongside Dobrynya Nikitich and Alyosha Popovich for Kievan Rus and has been featured in many epic Russian folklore stories throughout history.
Ilya was known to be a fierce warrior and defended against the Tartars, which eventually earned his knighthood. Ilya was known to have a short temper and once set fire to all the churches in Kiev because Prince Vladimir did not invite him to a celebration. Ilya will forever be remembered in history for defending against the unstoppable hordes that came out of the Steppe.
Vasily Zaitsev was a Soviet sniper that was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for his tremendous bravery on the battlefield. Zaitsev was a terrifying enemy to the Germans during the Battle of Stalingrad, as he was responsible for killing around 400 men alone.
Zaitsev was a skilled sniper and used his surroundings to always get the best shot on his enemies. Zaitsev was known to train several snipers during the Battle of Stalingrad and even participated in the Battle of the Seelow Heights towards the end of the war. Zaitsev was a terrifying warrior that risked his life several times to save his country.
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish sniper that has been considered to be one of the best snipers during the events of World War II. Simo earned his nickname "The White Death" as he was responsible for killing over 500 men with his Finnish-made sniper rifle.
Simo fought against Soviet forces during the Winter War and fought in several battles throughout the war. Simo preferred to use iron sights instead of telescopic scopes as he felt that he had a better chance of hitting his target. Simo was injured during the war and was physically disfigured in the face, but he kept fighting and was eventually dismissed from the army for his severe injuries.
John Basilone was a United States Marine that received the Medal of Honor for his brave acts in the Battle of Henderson Field and the Navy Cross for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Basilone joined the war in 1940 and was part of one of the first waves sent to Guadalcanal. It was there that he earned the Medal of Honor for defending against an intangible number of Japanese soldiers, and he was one of three that survived the attack.
Basilone then participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima and earned the Navy Cross for guiding a friendly tank through a minefield and single-handedly destroying a Japanese bunker. Basilone was killed during that battle, and he will forever be remembered for his brave acts.
John Hunyadi was a Hungarian general and was considered to be one of the greatest warriors in Hungary during his time. Hunyadi was known to be a skillful warrior and fought against the Ottomans on several occasions throughout his life. Hunyadi was also known to fight against, and alongside Vlad the Impaler, as the two had an odd relationship.
Hunyadi implemented war wagons into his army, which greatly improved his success for victory. Hunyadi was responsible for defeating the Ottomans on three separate occasions throughout a span of seven years. Hunyadi struck fear into his enemies as his skills as a warrior really showed in the number of battles that he won.
William Marshal was an Anglo-Norman warrior that served under five English kings during his lifetime. William was knighted at a young age and participated in several tournaments throughout his teenage years. He was quoted as the "best knight that ever lived" and won several tournaments in his name.
William was best known for his skills as a warrior and military leader in the Battle of Lincoln, as this marked an English victory over the First Baron's War against the French. William participated in tournaments for 16 years and was able to defeat 500 knights, which made him one of the most decorated knights in English history.
Bertrand du Guesclin
Bertrand du Guesclin was a Breton knight that was Constable of France for King Charles V during the Hundred Years' War. Guesclin was best known for his victories over the English and the use of the Fabian strategy which wore down his enemies. Guesclin was a skilled knight that fought alongside his men when the opportunity arose.
Guesclin won five out of the seven battles he commanded, which he achieved with his clever tactics. Guesclin played a big part in France's victory in the Hundred Years' War and was commemorated greatly for his efforts. Guesclin lived to be 60 years old before he passed away.
Edward the Black Prince
Edward the Black Prince was an English knight that served in the Hundred Years' War and was labeled one of the most successful English commanders during the war. Edward became the first Prince of Wales and shortly after was knighted by his father. Edward was victorious in several battles such as the Battle of Crécy, the Battle of Poitiers, and the Battle of Nájera.
Edward was only 16 years old when he defeated the French at the Battle of Crécy, which earned him a reputation for not only being a skilled warrior, but also a brilliant commander. Edward the Black Prince lived to be 46 years old and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral.
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a Roman general that served under the Roman emperor Augustus. Although Marcus was known for constructing some of the most iconic structures that the world has ever seen, such as the Pantheon, he was also known as a skilled warrior and tactician.
Agrippa's most notable battle was the Battle of Actium, where he faced off against the forces of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. The Battle of Actium consisted of thousands of men and hundreds of boats as it was fought in the Ionian Sea. Agrippa's forces proved to be victorious and earned him recognition as being one of the most skillful commanders at sea.
Uesugi Kenshin, also known as Nagao Kagetora, was a Japanese daimyo during the Sengoku period. Kenshin was a skillful warrior that earned the title of "Dragon of Echigo" as he was known for his prowess on the battlefield. Kenshin's military expertise earned him the reputation for being a terrifying opponent to face, as his tactics were always ahead of the enemy.
Kenshin was successful at defending against his rival, Takeda Shingen, on several occasions and was even known for his expertise as an administrator. Kenshin's most notable battle was the Siege of Odawara which was the first siege that took place on the castle.
Milunka Savić was a Serbian female soldier that disguised herself as a man to take her brother's place as a soldier during World War I. Savić was known for her brave actions in battle and proved to be braver their her male counterparts. Savić was wounded four separate times during the war, but the last revealed to the Serbian army that she was actually a woman.
Savić was best known for her actions in the Battle of the Crna Bend, as she single-handedly captured 23 Bulgarian soldiers as prisoners. Savić is the most-decorated female combatant in history, as she received several awards for her bravery from multiple countries.
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great is considered to be the greatest and most terrifying warrior that ever lived. He was not only a professional soldier, but he was also a decisive tactician that never lost in a battle. Alexander the Great was the Greek king of Macedon and was known to participate in every battle that he commanded.
Throughout the fifteen years of conquest, Alexander the Great never lost a battle, and his empire stretched from Greece to northwestern India. Nothing could stop the might of Alexander the Great other than himself, as his men started to lose hope in his campaign of conquest. Alexander the Great died from typhoid fever in Babylon and remained undefeated in battle.