Famous Soldiers - List of Famous Soldiers - page 3

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

Francis Pegahmagabow

Francis Pegahmagabow was a marksman, who fought for the allied forces, as a sniper, against the Germans in the World War I

CanadianMarch 8, 1889242 views

Yang Kyoungjong

Yang Kyoungjong was a Korean soldier, well-known as the only soldier to fight for three sides during the Second World War.

Kate Norley

Kate Norley is the wife of English comedian and TV host John Oliver

AmericanMay 25, 1978643 views

Joshua Chamberlain

Joshua Chamberlain was an American college professor, war hero and Governor of Maine

Simo Häyhä

Simo "Simuna" Häyhä was a Finnish sniper, considered the most deadly sniper in war history

FinnsDecember 17, 1905449 views

Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson was a British flag officer, known for his service during Napoleonic Wars.

BritishSeptember 29, 1758103 views

Karl Von Clausewitz

Carl Von Clausewitz was a (German) Prussian soldier and military theorist who authored the work, ‘On War’

GermanJuly 1, 178095 views

Flavius Odoacer

Flavius Odoacer was a soldier who went on to become the King of Italy

Ancient Roman435438 views

Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon was a British poet, writer and soldier who served during World War I

Robert E. Lee

Robert E

AmericanJanuary 19, 1807282 views