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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #1

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Undefeated Generals


Have there been any generals or warlords in history who never suffered a military defeat in their career?

I've read that Timur-i-Lenk was only ever defeated in a couple of minor skirmishes when he was a youth fighting under his father.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #2

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Maybe Paul Emil Von Lettow Vorbeck
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Ceasar and Wellington. Although Wellington did loose a small night skirmish early in his career
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Ceasar and Wellington. Although Wellington did loose a small night skirmish early in his career
Caesar was defeated at Dyrrachium and Gergovia.
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I knew he must've been defeated after i posted that otherwise you'd have said him yourself.
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I believe Alexander might have a perfect score.
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Did Patton ever suffer a defeat, not reversal, DEFEAT?
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IIRC, Alcibiades was never defeated when he was present and in command.
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Alexander Suvorov managed to get through his career without ever losing a battle. He capped it off by defeating several distinguished French generals of the Napoleonic Wars, namely Joubert, Moreau, and MacDonald.
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