The Most Famous Conqueror: Ranking History's Greatest Victors

Choose the conqueror you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 08:07
Welcome to StrawPoll, where history comes alive, and your opinion counts! We're excited to present our latest epic ranking: "Who is the most famous conqueror?" Here's your chance to delve into the fascinating world of legendary leaders, strategists, and empire-builders who changed the course of history. Will it be Alexander the Great, the invincible Macedonian, or Genghis Khan, the fearsome founder of the Mongol Empire? Or perhaps it's Julius Caesar, the Roman general who transformed the Republic into an Empire? The choice is yours! Dive into the thrilling tales of conquest, vote for your all-time favorite warrior, or suggest a missing conqueror to expand our list. Join the battle of opinions, and let's find out who reigns supreme in the pantheon of history's most famous conquerors!

Who Is the Most Famous Conqueror?

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    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan
    The founder and leader of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history, and conquered vast territories in Asia and Europe.
    Genghis Khan is a famous warrior who was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history. He was a skilled military strategist and a fearsome conqueror, leading his forces to victory in numerous battles and campaigns.
    • Birth Name: Temujin
    • Born: 1162
    • Died: 1227
    • Unified Mongol Tribes: 1206
    • Territorial Expansion: From the Pacific Ocean to Central Europe and the Middle East
    Genghis Khan in other rankings
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    Alexander the Great
    Unknown creatorUnknown creator · Public domain
    The king of Macedon who conquered the Persian Empire, Egypt, and much of the known world, spreading Hellenistic culture and creating one of the largest empires in history.
    Alexander the Great in other rankings
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    Julius Caesar
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain

    Julius Caesar

    William Shakespeare
    The Roman general and statesman who conquered Gaul, invaded Britain, and became the dictator of Rome, transforming it into an empire.
    Julius Caesar is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the conspiracy against and assassination of Roman dictator Julius Caesar, as well as its aftermath. The play explores themes of power, loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and the consequences of political ambition.
    • Genre: Tragedy
    • Date of Composition: 1599-1600
    • Setting: Ancient Rome
    • Number of Acts: 5
    • Protagonist: Julius Caesar
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    Napoleon Bonaparte
    François Gérard · Public domain
    The French military and political leader who conquered much of Europe, including Italy, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, and created a vast empire that lasted for more than a decade.
    Napoleon Bonaparte in other rankings
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    Attila the Hun
    Eugène Delacroix · Public domain
    The king of the Huns who invaded and conquered much of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and was feared for his brutality and military prowess.
    Attila the Hun in other rankings
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    The Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire, which spanned much of Central Asia, Iran, and India, and was known for his military campaigns and cultural patronage.
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    The Frankish king who conquered much of Western Europe and created the Holy Roman Empire, unifying much of the continent under his rule and promoting Christianity and education.
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    The founder of the Persian Empire who conquered Babylon and other kingdoms in the Near East, and was known for his tolerance and respect for other cultures and religions.
    Cyrus the Great in other rankings
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    The first emperor of China who unified the warring states and created a centralized and bureaucratic empire, and was known for his military campaigns, the building of the Great Wall, and the terracotta army.
    Qin Shi Huang in other rankings
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    The Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico and established Spanish rule over much of the New World, and was known for his military tactics and alliances with indigenous groups.
    Hernán Cortés in other rankings

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous conqueror. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Conqueror is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Conqueror once every 24 hours. The rank of each Conqueror is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous conqueror

When we think of conquerors, names like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar often come to mind. But who is the most famous conqueror of all time? It's a difficult question to answer definitively, as there are so many different ways to measure fame and success. However, there are a few conquerors who stand out as particularly influential and well-known. One of the most famous conquerors in history is undoubtedly Genghis Khan. The founder of the Mongol Empire, Khan conquered vast swathes of territory throughout Asia in the 13th century. His military prowess and strategic genius are still studied by historians and military leaders today, and his legacy can be seen in the many cultures and societies that he helped shape. Another conqueror who is widely recognized as one of history's greatest is Napoleon Bonaparte. The French emperor conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century, and his military campaigns and political reforms had a lasting impact on the continent. Despite his eventual defeat, Napoleon remains a figure of fascination and admiration for many people around the world. Of course, there are many other famous conquerors throughout history, from Alexander the Great to Attila the Hun to Tamerlane. Each of these figures has their own unique story, and each has left their mark on the world in different ways. Whether you're interested in military history, politics, or just human nature, the stories of these conquerors are sure to captivate and inspire.

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