great thread. a lot of those men held great ability's to command. If i had to chose i would say Napoleon or Wellington. Napoleon was an incredible commander, creating a system of war that would be used for century's there after. And wellington did what many considered impossible at the time, he took the system, improved upon it, and then beat it.
Of course in all reality Napoleon was a great dictator to. He set up the Napoleonic code that is basically the first 5 or 6 amendments of our Constitution, fed the poor, gave some land back to the church. Of course his blunder in Russia was just plain stupid but wht ya going to do