The MegaMilitary Project | Online Edition #405

Biographies

Personalities, distinguished commanders, military geniuses, historic figures and personalities

Our list of biographies includes not only military personalities and distinguished battle commanders in history, but also men whose genius has earned them an unquestionable place in history or played a significant role in one of the many wars.

The biographies are not intended to be detailed essays of each individual but a compact approach to learn more about the character, strategy, talents, values, beliefs and eccentricities. When trying to analyze the outcome of many famous battles, these biographies will give us many clues on how much certain individuals directly affected the outcome through their personal contributions and the relationship with other leaders of the same periods.

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Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz

Militarians Biographies
Chester William Nimitz, a US Fleet Admiral who commanded the Allied land and sea forces in the Pacific during WW II, was born on February 24, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas, US.

General George S. Patton

Militarians Biographies
Born in San Gabriel, California, George S. Patton, Jr., was the grandson of Confederate military leaders. He attended the Virginia Military Institute before going to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1909 and was commissioned as a cavalry lieutenant.

General John Pershing

Militarians Biographies
John Joseph Pershing, a US Army general who commanded the AEF (American Expeditionary Force) during World War I, was born on September 13, 1860 on a farm near Laclede, Missouri, US.

General Matthew Bunker Ridgway

Militarians Biographies
Matthew Bunker Ridgway was born on the 3rd of March 1895, in Fort Monroe, Virginia. When he was a little boy, he got his first rifle, an air gun, when he lived on an Army post at Walla Walla, Washington. With the rifle, he could pretend to be just like his father, Thomas, a career soldier.

Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel

Militarians Biographies
Rommel personified chivalry and courage in an age of warfare that was generally characterized by brutality. He was born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, and joined the German infantry as an officer cadet in 1910. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1912, he served in France, Romania, and Italy during World War I.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Politicians Biographies
During his unprecedented twelve years in office, Franklin D. Roosevelt faced national and international problems whose severity had not been seen since the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It's a testament to his skill as a leader and a politician that he could successfully guide the nation through these troubling times.

General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Militarians Biographies
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in the US and later in Iran. His father was a brigadier general and had headed the investigation of the famous Lindbergh kidnapping case.

Jan Christiaan Smuts

Militarians Biographies
Smuts was born near Riebeeck West (near Malmesbury), Cape Colony on September 24, 1870. The son of a member of the colonial parliament, he was sent to school at 12, and four years later attended Victoria College at Stellenbosch. There he met his future wife Sybella (Isie) Krige. In 1891 he attended Cambridge, where he read for the Bar.

General Joseph Warren Stilwell

Militarians Biographies
Joseph Warren Stilwell was born on March 19, 1883, in Palatka, Florida and grew to know more about China than anyone else in the United States Army. Two decades before World War II, he spent four years studying Chinese art, literature, and language, and its military history. Years later, his two daughters gained similar interests. One was a musician who performed Chinese music; the other was a painter who imitated the style of Chinese artists.

General Hideki Tojo (Tōjō)

Militarians Biographies
During the period of World War II, the only man the people of the Allied nations hated as much as Adolf Hitler was probably Hideki Tojo. Yet, unlike Hitler, a genuine (if evil) political leader, Tojo was little more than the bureaucratic head of the military regime that dominated the Japanese empire. Not a popular leader to his countrymen, he gained a reputation among his fellow bureaucrats as "The Razor" a hyper efficient bureaucrat who knew how to get things done.
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