Greatest General of Middle Eastern history

Who is the finest middle eastern general

  • Khalid Ibn Al Walid

    Votes: 13 46.4%
  • Saladin

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • Cyrus the Great

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • Sargo of Akkad

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters

Tuthmosis III

Ad Honorem
Oct 2011
the middle ground
He certainly possessed a similar degree of military skill, but calling him Middle eastern would be pushing it a slight bit I think. That would be like calling Tamerlane or Genghis Khan Middle Eastern, when all three were clearly Central Asian. If they were middle Eastern though, they would all certainly be on this list.
Point taken. Though our lines are arbitrary of course, "Afghanistan" is more Central than Southwest Asia.
Should we count Ottoman leaders like Suleiman the Magnificent?


Forum Staff
Oct 2009
Any love for Zangi or Nur ad-Din?

Or how about Saif ad-Din Qutuz and Baibars, who went down in history at Ain Jalut in 1260 as some of the only generals to ever outfight a Mongol army?