Famous Soldiers - List of Famous Soldiers

A soldier may refer to any person who serves in the armed forces of a nation or is engaged in any form of military service for their country. They are people who go to war on behalf of their governments, operate weapons and other kind of equipment used during battles. The term soldier, originated in the 14th century from the Latin word, ‘solidus’. A soldier may be sent to war in different places around the world and he may be required to fight in the front lines of the battle field, risking his life for the safety and protection of his nation , government and its civilians. Every soldier receives military training and is required to follow a strict disciplined regimen and keep his body fit. A soldier is trained to face tough combat situations, equipped with critical skill, analyzing skills and trained to develop leadership skills. The life of a soldier is not easy for it includes the tough decision of sacrificing one’s life if needed for the welfare of the country. Explore and discover some amazing facts about some of the most famous soldiers from across the world with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Soldiers

Kate NorleyMay 25, 1978AmericanKate Norley is the wife of English comedian and TV host John Oliver
Roza ShaninaApril 3, 1924RussianRoza Shanina was a Russian sniper who came to be known as “the unseen terror of East Prussia” during World War II
Reinhard HeydrichMarch 7, 1904GermanReinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II
Simo HäyhäDecember 17, 1905FinnsSimo "Simuna" Häyhä was a Finnish sniper, considered the most deadly sniper in war history
Flavius Odoacer435Ancient RomanFlavius Odoacer was a soldier who went on to become the King of Italy
Crazy HorseAmericanCrazy Horse was one of the most celebrated Native American warriors to have ever lived
Nathan HaleJune 6, 1755AmericanNathan Hale was an American patriot and martyr who fought for the Continental Army during the American War of Independence
Lauri TörniMay 28, 1919Russian, VietnameseLauri Allan Törni also known as Larry Thorne was a Finnish war hero who fought for Finland, United States, and Germany
Lyudmila PavlichenkoJuly 12, 1916RussianLyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko was a Soviet Union sniper
Carlos HathcockMay 20, 1942AmericanGunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock was a famous ‘US Marine’ sniper, who claimed to have killed over 300 enemy personnel during the Vietnam War
Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill was an American scout, soldier, hunter, and an entertainer

AmericanFebruary 26, 1846160 views

Reinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II

GermanMarch 7, 1904556 views

Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz was a German admiral and played an important role in World War II

GermanSeptember 16, 1891284 views

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes, also known as Guido Fawkes, is a prominent figure in the history of medieval England

BritishApril 13, 1570140 views

Bruce Kingsbury

Bruce Steel Kingsbury was an Australian soldier who was awarded the ‘Victoria Cross’ (VC), for his gallant actions during the ‘Battle of Isurava’

Albert Jacka

Albert Jacka was an Australian military man hailed for his gallantry during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I

AustralianJanuary 10, 1893120 views

George Marshall

George Marshall was an American statesman and soldier who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army under two U.S

AmericanDecember 31, 1880117 views

Kit Carson

Kit Carson was an American frontiersman and soldier who played an important role in the westward expansion of the United States

AmericanDecember 24, 1809205 views

John Smith

John Smith was an English soldier and explorer who played a significant role in the establishment of Jamestown in North America

BritishJanuary 6, 1580187 views

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery was a British Army officer who served as an Allied commander in World War II

BritishNovember 17, 188798 views