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Old January 2nd, 2017, 09:57 AM   #1

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Is anyone even close to Napoelon in terms of pitched battles fought?


Anyone really comes close to this guy in terms of pitched battles fought ?He seems to have fought around 60 which is astonishing because the people coming immediately next seem to have fought at most 20 or a bit more.
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This is in interesting question. In Ancient Egypt [KmT] there was a Pharaoh who carries the nickname of "Napoleon of Egypt" today.

Now, I have never considered the quantitative aspect of the matter about Thutmose III. Overall because we cannot be sure to have historical records of all his battles.
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And some people still claim that he wasn't a warmonger!
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I don't know how true is this

"Khalid was victorious in over a hundred battles,.."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_ibn_al-Walid

I think one his battle was a stalemate otherwise he lost none.

I'm pretty sure that both Caesar and Hannibal were involved in tens of battles.
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Here is a same theme
General who won the most pitched battles?
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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As far as battles fought by the leader of the country in person, I doubt he has any equals.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 11:17 AM   #7

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Subutai, a Mongol general under Genghis Khan, won sixty-five pitched battles, divided among twenty separate campaigns that conquered thirty-two entire nations.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 11:42 AM   #8

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Von Manstein, Guderian and Von Rundstedt each fought on for years during the Second world war.
Von Hindenburg, Ludendorff and Von Falkenhayn all fought from 1914 to 1918 as well.
I guess all them (plus many I do not remember) may qualify for the thread.

P.S. The pharaon whom Alpiniluke mentions is probably Thutmosis III.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 12:32 PM   #9
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We should first decide why it matters how many battles Napoleon fought. Most of Napoleon's battles lasted only one day. Sixty days of combat over the course of 25 years is nothing compared to the accumulated combat totals of 20th century soliders. The Battle of the Somme by itself lasted six months. There are many other single battles that lasted more than 60 days.

One reason (among many) offered for Napoleon's poor performance at Waterloo is that after 25 years of war, his health was broken. If we're only counting the number of battles, that wouldn't seem to account for his broken health.
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I don't know how true is this

"Khalid was victorious in over a hundred battles,.."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_ibn_al-Walid

I think one his battle was a stalemate otherwise he lost none.

I'm pretty sure that both Caesar and Hannibal were involved in tens of battles.
For Khalid i count 35 pitched battles and sieges taken together.
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