25 Greatest Warriors History Has Ever Seen
There have been many great individuals in various fields of human endeavor throughout history from science to the arts, philosophy to politics, business to technology, but none of these greats has spilled more blood than the greatest warriors in history. So take a deep breath and get ready to discover 25 of the deadliest, most vicious, and bloodthirsty warriors who ever lived.
20. William Wallace
William Wallace became famous worldwide thanks to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, but those who know Europeanhistory already knew what a great warrior the legendary Scotsman was. Wallace is considered one of the most significant Scottish national heroes for fighting to his death to free Scotland from English rule.
Arminius was a German chief during the early part of the first century CE, and is remembered for being a brutal warrior and a certified badass who gave the Romans the beating of their lives at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, where he literally destroyed three Roman legions and their auxiliaries. Even though Arminius was finally defeated and murdered, his victory at that battle was so impressiveâ€”and so bloodyâ€”that it had an incredible long-term effect on both the ancient Germanic tribes and the Roman Empire. The Roman legions would never again attempt to permanently conquer and hold Germania beyond the Rhine River.
Undoubtedly the most famous and skilled gladiator who ever lived, Spartacus, along with Crixus, Oenomaus, Castus, and Gannicus, was one of the slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. No other individual terrorized the powerful republic the way he did.
5. Miyamoto Musashi
Musashi was a skillful Japanese swordsman and an invincible rÅnin (a samurai without a lord or master). He became a legend mainly because of his remarkable swordsmanship in numerous duels from the age of thirteen. He was the founder of the HyÅhÅ Niten Ichi-ryÅ« or Niten-ryÅ« style of swordsmanship. Late in his life, after he had perfected his “Two Swords” fighting style, he ascended a mountain and wrote the definitive treatise on the Zen of Decapitation, which he titled A Book of Five Rings. Many historians and experts consider him the greatest swordsman who ever lived.