Top 10 Greatest Leaders of all Time

Leadership is not an easy task but this world has produced few precious people, who motivate millions of other people all over the world. Leadership needs some native skills such as good principles, positive thinking and abilities to motivate others. Few people start their own journey alone to give birth to new ideologies and beliefs and led all of us to a better future. These people are considered as the most influential people in the world. These leaders revolutionize and completely changed the world. Here is the collection of few greatest leaders of all time and their work, what made them great.

10. Sir Winston Churchill

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Sir Winston Churchill was two time Prime Minister of the Great Britain. He was a journalist, author, painter and a soldier in the British army. He served in the government at the time of World War but he always devoted to his nation and helped it in defending Hitler in 1945. He is widely regarded as the greatest wartime leader of the 20th century. He is the only British Prime Minister to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

9. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was an American activist who led the African-American civil right movement. He was born on 15th January 1929 in Georgia. He is widely known for his main role in in the civil rights using nonviolent act. For his contributions to his nation, he was awarded with Nobel Prize in peace and Presidential Medal of Freedom. On 4th April 1968, he was assassinated and declared dead after one hour.

8. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar

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Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar was the third ruler of the Mughal Emperor of India. He was the first Mughal ruler who wins the trust in native subjects. Because of his power and economic dominance, he enlarged his empire to all over the Indian subcontinent. He influenced Indian arts and literature as he created a library of over 24,000 books written in seven different languages. He starts some policies to win the support of non-Muslims and to preserve peace.

7. Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongol empire, which is one of the largest empires in history. He was considered as one the cruelest and ruthless rulers but he also advanced the Mongol empire in many ways. He is known to use people from different countries in establishing his empire. Today’s Mongolians regard him as the father of Mongolia. At the time of his death, a small Mongol empire occupied large portion of Central Asia and China.

6. Asoka

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Asoka (also known as Asoka the Great) was an emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled between 269 BC and 232 BC. In 260 BC, he had a destructive war against Kalinga and covered the entire subcontinent in which over 100,000 people were killed. After that war, he completely converted to Buddhism and established many monuments of Gautam Buddha and later became a Buddhist emperor. He has done numerous things for humanity and as well as for animals.

5. Queen Elizabeth I

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Queen Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland who ruled from 1558 to 1603. She was the first crowned queen who was remembered for bringing the Renaissance to England. After she became the princess of England, she established an English Protestant Church which became today’s Church of England. She transformed the England from a catholic country into a Protestant nation.

4. Augustus

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Augustus was the first emperor and the founder of the Roman Empire. He was born on 23rd September 63 BC and ruled the nation from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. After the year-long civil war, his empire dramatically enlarged. He rebuilt the city with all new laws and policies and developed networks of roads with a great army. He is considered as the most powerful individual and one of the greatest leaders of all time.

3. Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a French militant and a leader who acted an important role in French Revolution. He ruled the France from 1804 to 1815. He is widely regarded as one of the great military leaders in all of history for spreading the ideas of French Revolution all over the world. He was a great motivator who influenced and led the armies. He revolutionized the French army and formed the Napoleonic Code which is still used all over the world.

2. Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great was a king of the Greek empire, born on 20/21 July 356 BC. He created one of the largest empires in history which was stretched from Greece to Egypt. In order to win the world, he led many military campaigns and regarded as the greatest military commanders of all time. More than twenty cities around the world are named after him. Now most of the Roman generals saw him as their role model.

1. Julius Caesar

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Gaius Julius Caesar was a Rome general, played a critical role to stand up the empire. He was born on 12/13 July 100 BC in Rome. He reformed the Roman Empire and created a unique framework for world’s greatest empire. He is judged to be one of the greatest military commanders in history. He began several social programs in the empire. He was assassinated by a group led by Marcus Brutus, while applying his policies and laws. After death, his adopted son, Augustus took the empire to a potential.

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Varun Kumar

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