Famous Soldiers - List of Famous Soldiers - page 2

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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
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
Wilfred OwenMarch 18, 1893BritishWilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and the greatest writer of war poetry in the English language
Pat TillmanNovember 6, 1976AmericanPat Tillman was a professional American football player who later got enlisted in the US Army, following the 9/11 attacks
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Robert Devereux Essex was the 2nd Earl of Essex, an English soldier and nobleman who was one of the favorites of Queen Elizabeth I.

BritishNovember 10, 156581 views

Richard Francis Burton

Richard Francis Burton was an English polymath who became world renowned after his expeditions to Mecca and Medina

BritishMarch 19, 1821102 views

John Monash

John Monash was one of the most prominent leaders in World War I, who had exceptional organizational qualities

AustralianJune 27, 1865125 views

Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth is an Asian-American war veteran and politician

AmericanMarch 12, 1968129 views

John Pippy

John Pippy is an American Republican politician from the U.S

Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés was a Spanish soldier, better known as the conqueror of Mexico

Spanish1485286 views

Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, politician and explorer

BritishJanuary 22, 1554104 views

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier who rose to the rank of General during the American Civil war

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and the greatest writer of war poetry in the English language

BritishMarch 18, 1893321 views

Lauri Törni

Lauri Allan Törni also known as Larry Thorne was a Finnish war hero who fought for Finland, United States, and Germany

RussianMay 28, 1919344 views