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10 Greatest Generals of all Time (According to Maths)

Name the top 10 greatest generals according to maths
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Last updated: August 5, 2023
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Napoleon
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Julius Caesar
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Arthur Wellesley
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Takeda Shingen
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Khalid Ibn al-Walid
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Hannibal
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Ulysses S. Grant
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Frederick the Great
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Georgy Zhukov
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Alexander the Great
7 Comments
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Level 70
Apr 19, 2023
No Timur, Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan? They had unprecedented military success, and single-handedly were responsible for killing off huge swathes of the world's population. I expected to see at least one of them on here.
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2023
Genghis at least for sure
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2023
Yeah, it's a weak list. Comparatively, having there Wellington or Grant makes little sense.
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Level 91
Apr 19, 2023
Interesting exercise, this ranking being an attempt to apply advanced analytics used in baseball (specifically Wins Above Replacement or WAR) to success as a general. The first ranked general was apparently way above replacement level, with a huge gap between him and the runner up.

Interesting that several of the frequently encountered names on such lists are missing here, including several from the USA, the Confederate States of America, UK, France, Germany, and several old Asian empires like Persia or the Mongols.

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Level 67
Apr 19, 2023
genghis for sure

Can't fathom why alexander is so low and caesar is so high

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Level 44
Apr 26, 2023
Where's George Washington?
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Level 52
Jan 29, 2024
Does this take into consideration that it's not just about wins above replacement?