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Five greatest generals of all time, Skanderbeg in fourth place

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SiliconIndia portal has made a ranking of the five greatest generals of all time. Among them is Skanderbeg, who holds fourth place.

1. Alexander the Great

King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was an inspiration to other occupations later.

He was born in the ancient capital of Macedonia in 356 BC He was the son of Philip, King of Macedonia and Olympia, princess of neighboring Epirus.

Despite disagreements, led the army to victory in successive Persian territories in Asia Minor, in Egypt and did not suffer any loss. Biggest was his battle Gaugamelas, now located in the north of Iraq, in 331 BC the new King of Macedonia ruled Asia Minor and became pharaoh of Egypt and great king of Persia, when he was only 25 years old.

2. Napoleon Bonaparte

French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest rulers the world has known. He was also known as Napoleon I and conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. Born in Corsica and quickly climbed the military ladder during the French Revolution.

The sharp, ambitious and a military strategist, Napoleon led the successful battle against coalitions of European countries and expanded the empire.However, after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdikoi the throne two years later and were migrating to the island of Elba.In 1815 he returned to power less. After losing the Battle of Waterloo, abdikoi again and was sent to the island of St. Helena, where he died at the age of 51 – years.

3. Genghis Khan

A great warrior and ruler of the Mongol, Genghis Khan, started from nothing to create one of the greatest empires that humanity has known.Once united nomadic tribes in Mongolia plateau, he captured vast areas in central Asia and in China.

When he was only 20 years old, began to build a large army with the aim of destroying the individual tribes and their unification under his rule. He was successful: the Mongol Empire was the largest in the world, and lasted until his death.

The rapid success of the Mongol army is mainly due to the brilliant military tactics, as well as the fact that understand the motivations of enemies.Many people were massacred during his conquests. However he allowed religious freedom for the occupied subjects, torture abolished and created the first international postal system.

4. Gjergj Kastrioti – Skanderbeg

Valued as a national hero in Albania, Skanderbeg was one of the military rulers who managed to drive the Ottoman Turks from his country for over two decades, halting Turkey’s efforts to spread Islam in an area dominated by Roman Catholics.

The kidnapped by Ottoman Turks as a young boy, this Albanian freedom fighter grew up under Islam and trained as a General within the ranks of the Turkish army.

As commander of the local princes in Albania, it sparked a revolt in his country in 1444 and managed to stop the Ottomans numerous attempts to get back to Albania and placed it under Muslim rule.

5. Attila the Huns

King of the V century Empire Huns, Attila, is one of the most successful barbarian rulers. He united the tribes of the kingdom HUNE and said it was a just ruler of his people. He was known, however, as aggressive and relentless campaigns to expand his empire. Destroyed the whole earth from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and sowed fear throughout the Roman Empire.

He however never failed to conquer Constantinople and Rome and left behind a family separated when he died in 453. / Journal Subject /

Source in Albanian

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