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Subutai - Genghis's Greatest General DOCUMENTARY

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  • basil Jabir
    basil Jabir 2 жыл бұрын +2143

    He invaded Russia in winter so his army could pass through frozen rivers . He is the best General in the world.

    • Real JAMAL
      Real JAMAL 14 күн бұрын

      @Archives of FantasyKhalid is an average guy he’s just made famous by is la mi c fanboys, he stands no where near ghengis, subutai, Alexander etc. Khalid at best is equal to average desert general

    • yolo hulan
      yolo hulan 21 күн бұрын

      And succeeded

    • Marrok Raff
      Marrok Raff Ай бұрын

      @Benjamin Do thank you kindly

    • Benjamin Do
      Benjamin Do Ай бұрын +2

      @Marrok Raff I gotta hand it to you, I genuinely admire your passion for central asian history, it's a pleasure reading some of the historical events you've mentioned.

    • Marrok Raff
      Marrok Raff 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Jimmy Neutron did he but why no one even knows who he is in real life lol 😂 🤣

  • Qwellen
    Qwellen 2 жыл бұрын +2327

    “He lived to 73” that’s damn impressive for a male in medieval times, especially for someone in his profession

    • Count Borz
      Count Borz 21 күн бұрын

      @mc lil Zen the poet for not calling Alexander THE GREAT? alright.

    • mc lil Zen the poet
      mc lil Zen the poet 21 күн бұрын

      ​@Count Borz absolute keyboard warrior

    • Benjamin J.M
      Benjamin J.M Ай бұрын

      ​@Gyati Tako alexander conquered the modern world at that time... he never lost a battle but died at age 32... imagine if he lived longer

    • louyht7
      louyht7 4 ай бұрын

      Well, Ly Thuong Kiet a famous Vietnamese general of Ly dynasty live to 86 years old, he went to war with Song dynasty when he was 56 years old he even won 1-1 duel with Chinese general

    • Ali
      Ali 5 ай бұрын

      @Mr. Potato man ablai khan kazakh empire ruler 95 year)

  • lennie carter
    lennie carter  Жыл бұрын +698

    He coordinated 2 armies 500km apart without modern communication equipment. What a champ

      NANO BOTS 25 күн бұрын

      @Zantupati Kabūjiya Pasargadae exactly

    • Zantupati Kabūjiya Pasargadae
      Zantupati Kabūjiya Pasargadae 2 ай бұрын +2

      the mongol yam

    • Purevjav Terbish
      Purevjav Terbish 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Ahmad Naser I am mongol,writing from Mongolia.This empire-world military super power👹👹👹 was the most strong than Romans,Arab Khalifat,Nazy Germany,USSR &USA.Only short reign great khans-Ugedei 1229-1241,Guek 1246-1248 , Munke 1251-1259 and 40 years civil war prevented occupy all Eurase continent,muslim countries in North Africa and Japan.

    • Ashan Noweria
      Ashan Noweria 3 ай бұрын

      And won

    • Б. Анхбаяр
      Б. Анхбаяр 9 ай бұрын +15

      @Ahmad Naser yeap, messengers had many horses specially trained for long roads and they switched horses so no rest needed

  • wilson the conqueror
    wilson the conqueror 2 жыл бұрын +1360

    Subutai's greatest trait was his dedication to Ghenghis. Just like Agrippa was to Augustus.

    • o ü
      o ü 2 ай бұрын

      @Jimmy Neutron I think you dont get my point. The romans would stand no chance in open terrain. A mongol army with engineers, infantrymen and all, would also beat a whole roman army (legions + gallic cavalry + balearic slingers or something). Simply because of the technological gap.
      What i have been saying is, that the romans would stand a chance. They would have to fight a defensive war in the forests, hills and mountains.
      Cavalry is not good at taking fortresses or hilltops.
      We also saw that Subutai isnt invincible, as he fell for one of his favorite tactics.
      I have never said that the romans would beat the mongol horsemen. I said they might be able to do so.

    • Jimmy Neutron
      Jimmy Neutron 2 ай бұрын

      @o ü for the time, Rome was great locally. But beyond that, they struggled mightily. It seems like you can’t comprehend cavalry will always beat infantry.
      It would’ve been battle of teutoberg forest again and again until Roman’s no longer exist.

    • Jimmy Neutron
      Jimmy Neutron 2 ай бұрын

      @o ü There’s no shame in saying the Mongols were better at war. No shame in saying Subutai is the greatest general ever. I didn’t mean to come off as a romaphobe. It just irks me when people don’t understand the truth of the matter. A lot of that has to do w/ Eurocentric media putting Rome on a pedestal. There are so many books and movies about Rome and none about the mongols so your bias is understandable.
      Side note: Imo, Belisarius had more impressive wins than Gaius Julius. Had Belisarius done the right thing and usurp Justinian, he could’ve restored Rome in its entirety.

    • o ü
      o ü 2 ай бұрын

      @Jimmy Neutron You do realise that the roman empire was very weak at the time of the hunnic incursions. I have told you 3 or more times that i am talking about late republic and early empire legions. When Rome was at its peak. You keep talking about the late western empire and byzantine one. That is simply not compareable. It would be like saying USSR against US but the US-Army in the 18th century. You take the romans at their weakest and the mongols when they were an ascending power.
      Also you dont seem to know the hunnic-roman wars very well. The romans beat(!) the hunns at the battle of the catavelaunian plains. Later the huns returned and the romans couldnt put up any resistance, because
      a) the western roman army was falling apart
      b) court intrigue. Aetius was killed( as you are an expert on roman history im sure you know who he is)
      At this point im wondering if you are even reading all of my messages, because you make the same mistakes over and over again.

    • Jimmy Neutron
      Jimmy Neutron 2 ай бұрын

      @o ü the Roman’s were great locally. Amazing at fighting sedentary empires. But when it came to nomadic people’s they couldn’t even deal with Magyars and Pechenegs. That’s why the couldn’t hold much territory north of the Danube.
      Do I need to remind you how badly the Roman’s lost to the Huns?
      The Huns, a much smaller coalition of tribal nomads than the mongols, raised absolute hell. You could even say the Roman Empire was a tributary to the Hunnic kingdom. Roman’s we’re forced to give gold to the Huns annually. “Or else”.

  • Dragon's Armory
    Dragon's Armory 2 жыл бұрын +2116

    *Honestly probably one of the most remarkable top tier generals in world history.*

    • Paranoid Nature
      Paranoid Nature 9 күн бұрын

      ​@J khalid is not in that list. You guys need to bring him up everywhere

    • JM gonzales
      JM gonzales 7 ай бұрын

      very underrated

    • Kindak
      Kindak 7 ай бұрын

      @Dragon's Armory It doesn't mean he's a bad general lmao

    • Daniel Rosendo
      Daniel Rosendo 7 ай бұрын


    • boz
      boz 10 ай бұрын +1

      @tommy14 "he was surprised and defeated several times" - no he wasn't. He overturned the Chinese setback, and having your caravan surprised is not "losing". Mongols dispensed with fortifications against both the Chinese and the Europeans very successfully. They laid siege as well as anyone at the time

  • Enkhbat Ch
    Enkhbat Ch 2 жыл бұрын +602

    As a Mongolian, i wanna thank KINGS and GENERALS channel for this fascinating video about the general. Subedei general, we call him Сүбээдэй, was a Mongolian general and the primary military strategist of Genghis Khan and Ögedei Khan. He directed more than 20 campaigns and won 65 pitched battles, during which he conquered or overran more territory than any other commander in history as part of the expansion of the Mongol Empire. Definetly he played a huge role in expanding Mongol empire under Chinggis khan and Ogedei khan.

    • abed marachli
      abed marachli 4 ай бұрын

      @Redaya Subba Do not confuse race and religion, they are all Turks of the same race, what do you call them Turks, they came from Central Asia and entered Pakistan at the beginning, then Iran, then Iraq, then current Turkey, and it is not what you say at all.

    • JM gonzales
      JM gonzales 6 ай бұрын

      @Arda Gurbuz how turks reallu are that diverse?

    • Arda Gurbuz
      Arda Gurbuz 6 ай бұрын

      @JM gonzales Yeah. Oghuz Turks can kind of understand each other but it's hard for Oghuz and Kipchak Turks to do that. That's also one of the big distinctions.

    • JM gonzales
      JM gonzales 7 ай бұрын

      @Arda Gurbuz wow the turkic people are that diverse?

  • Civil War Week By Week
    Civil War Week By Week 2 жыл бұрын +2389

    You can tell the strength of generals by how cool their names are

    • Murmur
      Murmur 6 ай бұрын

      @Burak Erdoğan the world isn’t turkish. even american can tell the difference between turkish, turkman and turkic. you people need to stop thinking all of history belong to you because you were geopgraphically remotely close to them.

    • Murmur
      Murmur 6 ай бұрын

      @Lord Xarmand pretty’s sure it means “arrow” could be wrong tho

    • Bilgvvn Undarmaa
      Bilgvvn Undarmaa 7 ай бұрын

      @Burak Erdoğan in ur dream XD

    • LeckMichImArsch
      LeckMichImArsch 10 ай бұрын +1

      @Burak Erdoğan
      Hate to break it to you, but ironically the Turkish president Recep Erdogan's DNA test result found that he was actually of Greek descent, even though he promoted Turkic nationalism for years.

  • abcdef27669
    abcdef27669 2 жыл бұрын +1799

    "If the Emperor will be busy working and the vassal be at rest, my heart will be in deep uneasiness".
    Employee of the month.

    • Ankit Saggi
      Ankit Saggi 6 ай бұрын +1

      Haha 😂💯

    • Carlos Leon
      Carlos Leon  Жыл бұрын

      @Belle Blanch And yet here you are.

    • Computer Gig
      Computer Gig  Жыл бұрын +1

      No brother employee of the history loyal, obedient, skilled, dedicated.

    • ZhangK71
      ZhangK71  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Хорхе Гарсия First of all, I can't completely understand what you typed. Second of all, you'd be very much naive if you believed that human beings of _any_ age operated completely on "loyalty and honor". Just as knights in medieval Europe never completely acted chivalrous and rescued damsels and protected the poor, Mongols in the 1200's had brains and could think for themselves: they could have loyalty and honor while _also_ recognizing the practical benefits of the choices they make.

    • Хорхе Гарсия
      Хорхе Гарсия  Жыл бұрын +1

      You also seem to struggle with the concept of loyalty and honor. Is incredible than in eras of "man eats man" and savagery that was easier to find than in other, by comparison, "quieter" times.

  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals  2 жыл бұрын +79

    As you know we have a podcast (www.kingsandgenerals.net/podcast/), and sometimes we use it to release longer, more detailed versions of our script. In this case, the initial script was 50% longer, but we had to cut it to make it more suitable for youtube. You can find the longer episode, with more details here: kingsandgenerals.libsyn.com/history-of-the-mongols-special-subutai

    • Spike lOl
      Spike lOl 2 жыл бұрын

      @Otgonbaatar Enkhbaatar what does your Zev mean? why did Rasheed Ad Deen and historians of such period call Jebe as Jebe but not like mongolian Zev?
      By the way in RAD's book Jebe was from Besut or Iisut tribe right? just like kazakh Isti tribe.

    • V
      V 2 жыл бұрын

      @The Jackmeister: Mongol History Wow, thanks so much for the reply. I'm subscribed to your channel and a huge fan of yours. Keep up the good work!

    • The Jackmeister: Mongol History
      The Jackmeister: Mongol History 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @V The distinction is made in the Secret History of the Mongols. Chinggis Khan refers to Qubilai Noyan, Jebe, Jelme Uha and Subutai Ba'atar as his four Hounds, while the Four Steeds are Mukhali, Bo'orchu, Boroghul and Cila'un Ba'atar, who are supposed to stand at the Khan's sides. Of the Four Steeds, Mukhali's career is recorded in quite some detail, for he basically held down the entire China frontier while the rest of the army attacked Khwarezm. Bo'orchu was Chinggis Khan's childhood friend who died about the same time as he did in 1227, but we don't have a lot of specifics on battles he partook or led in. Boroghul was a personal steward and friend to the Khan, but he was killed attempting to put down an uprising of the Siberian peoples around Lake Baikal in 1216/1217 (which really angered Chinggis). Cila'un Ba'atar is basically only known to us by name, and has only sparse mention.

    • V
      V 2 жыл бұрын

      Is there a link anywhere regarding the Khan's four horses? I can't find any information on them on the internet, but I'm so curious now lol

    • Kings and Generals
      Kings and Generals  2 жыл бұрын +1

      @gubruikertje my bad, will fix it

  • Dок Watson
    Dок Watson  Жыл бұрын +105

    the most amazing thing about Subutai is after all these years of bloody wars and battles he died peacefully in old age in his homeland

    • Subutai
      Subutai 9 ай бұрын +7

      i am alive boomer

    • Mxd ___
      Mxd ___ 11 ай бұрын +6

      Like Putin said "those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown"

  • Carl
    Carl 2 жыл бұрын +111

    His strategy still couldnt be implemented by later military commander until WW2. He is absolutely genius

    • p_pattedd
      p_pattedd 19 күн бұрын

      ​​@Johnny Boy Imagine you see all armies, primarily cavalry, pursue defeated men and you think “What if I fake my flight, they'll follow me, I will fall upon them.” and boom, their cavalry gone, their flank weaken. You don't have to be a genius to think of that. And that's why...
      “Do not pursue enemy who simulates flight.” ---Sun Tzu
      It's like the Art of War was lost for a century or so.

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 2 ай бұрын +2

      @S H maybe that’s because it’s not exclusive to one place ? my point is that the tactic isn’t exclusive to nomadic tribes

    • S H
      S H 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Johnny Boy nobody in steppe read Greek books. Steppe's feigned retreat was a million times different from whatever Phillips had or knew.

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 2 ай бұрын +1

      @S H nobody read greek books ? are you trolling me right now ?

    • S H
      S H 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Johnny Boy feigned retreat is a well-known nomadic tactic since time immemorial. Nobody read Greek books.

  • Sam Fong
    Sam Fong 2 жыл бұрын +214

    One of the greatest and most underrated generals in history.

    • ArtOfGaming
      ArtOfGaming 4 ай бұрын

      @Attilla Hun - Subutai never lost a single battle. What are you talking about? Which battle did he lose?

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын

      Khalid fought against the Sassanids and Byzantines, not some trash nomads

    • r Chougale
      r Chougale  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Artistic dinosaur this is for sure they were gretest of their respective time period but Subutai is the GOAT general

    • Artistic dinosaur
      Artistic dinosaur  Жыл бұрын +1

      @r Chougale Can we just agree that both khalid and subutai were the greatest commanders, general's in their time periods!

    • r Chougale
      r Chougale  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Artistic dinosaur Bro in starting subutai also didn't haved that much resorses as well his soldiers were sheep farmers and nomadic people who lived tribal lives he is the one who turned them into warriors subutai have defeted many armies that outnumbered his own army quite a lot of time the fact that made this general best that he started from scratch born in poor family to becoming most elite general of world he never got training from beginning he got his training of 7 years after meeting temujin after that he learnd everything through time and evolved after geeting knowledge through every empire that he conquered

  • K Ng
    K Ng  Жыл бұрын +71

    Subutai was one of the 4 great generals of Genghis Khan.
    Gengis Khan has 4 Brothers, 4 Sons, 4 Great Generals, 4 Guards etc ... and each of them was capable of leading an army and most importantly, they have extreme loyalty to Genghis Khan himself.
    Imagine Genghis Khan would definitely be a greater man having people like Subutai pledging their utmost loyalty and life to him.

    • dingle berry
      dingle berry 15 күн бұрын

      @Jojo Res Apocalypse

    • Jojo Res
      Jojo Res Ай бұрын

      @Rahim Bukhari context?

    • Rahim Bukhari
      Rahim Bukhari 8 ай бұрын

      He's the 'En Sabah Nur' of the Real World :P

  • Bm666
    Bm666 2 жыл бұрын +278

    Subedei was the most successful general of all time. Participating in more than 50 battles. Conquering more than 25 nations including most powerful ones at the time. Using siege engines as artillery in open field 1st time ever. Creating and implementing mongol army standard tactics such as faint retreat. Information gathering through spies and trade.
    This man was a genius. There is no comparison. Used diplomacy as a weapon. Misinformation and psychological warfare. 20th century guerilla tactics in 13th century medieval times. And the list of his traits goes on. Art of war is childrens book in comparison with subedei.

    • Erdenebat Enkhtaivan
      Erdenebat Enkhtaivan 4 ай бұрын

      @Mohammed Sulaiman haha only 41

    • kika A
      kika A 5 ай бұрын

      Both are greatest in their ways

    • r Chougale
      r Chougale 7 ай бұрын +3

      @Bm666 you are Right bro Subutai is the greatest general of all time😎💪

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 7 ай бұрын

      @Bm666 when you punch someone in the face, is it you who punched that person or your hand ? you will understand my meaning if you get this which shouldn’t be hard to understand

    • Bm666
      Bm666 7 ай бұрын +3

      @Snow has walid fought steppe nomads? if yes wat happened? if no why didnt he? he was smart. why he didnt fight steppe nomads. there must have been a reason.

  • Baterdene Tsedensodnom
    Baterdene Tsedensodnom 2 жыл бұрын +58

    He directly led more than twenty wars, conquered thirty-two nations, and won sixty-five battles. In doing so, he set a new world record by conquering territory that no commander has ever conquered.

    • Jeffrey Ball
      Jeffrey Ball Ай бұрын

      @Rowlinzon Valdeavilla you cannot compare an athelete to. Warrors diplomats statesmen. Etc.. we have many serious issues. Nodisrespect to mr pippen

    • Bar Hawa
      Bar Hawa 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Rowlinzon Valdeavilla lol

    • Rowlinzon Valdeavilla
      Rowlinzon Valdeavilla 7 ай бұрын +2

      Subutai was Genghis Khan’s Scottie Pippen

  • Adebisi Schibetta
    Adebisi Schibetta 2 жыл бұрын +856

    Only a fool would face a Mongolian army on a open battlefield. - Robert Baratheon

    • Paranoid Nature
      Paranoid Nature 9 күн бұрын

      @Moosa Younas I post links and they disappear.. Just search battle of Kalka on KZclip..
      Population of mongolia is 3.5 million right now back in 1200 it was less then a million. And you say Mongols had superiority in terms of number..
      See how far fetched far from reality facts you stated about the size of mongol armies

    • Paranoid Nature
      Paranoid Nature 9 күн бұрын

      @Moosa Younas Bro see no body is saying that khalid ibn walid is an ordinary general. But the way you said let's see who is a hyena and who is a lion, that again shows your extreme bias and contempt towards the Mongols.
      And i understand that perfectly, Muslims are very passionate about their religion and religious heroes.
      But you should read more about Subutai and joches campaign..
      They set out with 20,000 soldiers and decimated everyone in their way. It's regarded as the greatest military campaign ever, by every military historian of the world.
      Also keep in mind what we know about mongols is what we heard from their enemies. Mongols didn't have their own historians like everyone else.. They were illiterate when it came to writing down anything.

    • Moosa Younas
      Moosa Younas 9 күн бұрын

      @Paranoid Nature show me one war in history when mongols defeated Muslims when the numbers were balance. Except the baiju-seljuk war. Is there? If you talk about kalid ibn waleed then you list down the wars of subutai and I list of ibn alwaleed then we'll see who is the lion and who is the hyena. Who used the tricks and mindgames and lies to defeat the enemy and who would be ready to die always?

    • Paranoid Nature
      Paranoid Nature 9 күн бұрын

      @Moosa Younas I bet you will not answer this.. What happened to khwarzim empire and why did he run away like that? Winners don't run for life

    • Paranoid Nature
      Paranoid Nature 9 күн бұрын

      @Moosa Younas just answer this simple question 😂
      What happened to khwarzim empire?
      And if he defeated mongols then he should have taken back the khwarzim empire😂 why did he escape through the indus river and died like a no body on some island in caspian sea..
      What happened to khwarzim empire if their shah defeated mongols😂

  • mohsin waqar
    mohsin waqar 2 жыл бұрын +95

    I was literally reading about how he's one of the best commanders in history and now got to watch this quality video great work

    • easterndundrey
      easterndundrey 11 ай бұрын +2

      @Basmala Saad Secret history of the mongols, has the true history of Mongols, from hamag mongol to the mongol empire. until ogedei

    • Basmala Saad
      Basmala Saad  Жыл бұрын +1

      Is there a really good book you'd recommend on the Mongols?

  • Urgunta Wolfer
    Urgunta Wolfer 2 жыл бұрын +421

    Cenghis Khan:
    Where do you want to lead an army in the world?
    Subutai: Yes.

    • Alex Ly
      Alex Ly 2 жыл бұрын +15

      Subutai: hold my horse blood...

  • tulga tulgaldo
    tulga tulgaldo  Жыл бұрын +60

    Though unknown to the west for many centuries, Subutai's exploits were featured by the British military theorist B. H. Liddell Hart in his book Great Captains Unveiled after World War I. Liddell Hart used the example of the Mongols under Genghis and Subutai to demonstrate how a mechanized army could fight using the principles of mobility, dispersion and surprise. In particular, Erwin Rommel and George Patton were avid students of Mongol campaigns
    - wikipedia

    • Skull Cleaver
      Skull Cleaver Ай бұрын +1

      @Jeffrey Ball I hope so. We're definitely stronger standing together than we are spending useless energy ripping each other to pieces. Some people fail to realize that once you look past the trivial things such as skin color, eye color, hair color, etc, we are exactly the same. There isn't any difference. The only thing that makes us different is culture. Which I think is a beautiful thing. I think it would be a very boring world if we were all the same culturally.

    • Jeffrey Ball
      Jeffrey Ball Ай бұрын +1

      Hope people realize all

    • Jeffrey Ball
      Jeffrey Ball Ай бұрын +2

      @Skull Cleaver we still have a chance

    • Skull Cleaver
      Skull Cleaver Ай бұрын +1

      @Jeffrey Ball People of all colors and cultures help build this nation to what it is today. The way things have been going lately though all that could be going down the drain.

    • Jeffrey Ball
      Jeffrey Ball 8 ай бұрын

      True military and diplomats know and respect. Weak stupid etc. No respect . I am black American my people built this country. Along with the native Americans and all who came here

  • Fateh Singh
    Fateh Singh 2 жыл бұрын +151

    It is a shame that this legend of a man is not well known as other 'euro' centric commands, thanks for covering this!!

    • TheRustyLM
      TheRustyLM 7 ай бұрын


    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын


    • v K
      v K 2 жыл бұрын +10

      @shadhinov You're literally commenting on a video made about an Mongolian general about how people don't talk about Mongolian generals.
      The level of idiocy is unfathomable.

    • Kristijan Grgić
      Kristijan Grgić 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Jayne Wayne and its a wonderfull that you are doing it. Still there is a lot of history. It is unreasonable to expect from high school kids to know all history. Every nation learns its own history and some globaly important events. History is not eurocentric. If it was Middle East would not have been craddle of civilisation.
      Besides you will not be a better doctor for your knowledge of Mongol history. I like my doctors when they know how to treat patients, and my car mechanics when they know how to repair cars. They dont need to lecture me on their theories of actual age of pyramids and who built them.

    • Kristijan Grgić
      Kristijan Grgić 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Jayne Wayne one own nation is not same as some other random nation. Besides you cant know everyrhing. For a future nurse or car mechanic knowledge of war between Portugal and Sultanare of Gutjarat and siege of Dion is simply not relevant. Besides there is too much of history. I mean do you know every state which existed in India and China in last 5000 years?

  • tha1ne
    tha1ne 2 жыл бұрын +93

    Honestly, he might just be the greatest general of all time 😎😎

    • Paranoid Nature
      Paranoid Nature 9 күн бұрын

      ​@Mohammed Sulaiman lmao stop embarrassing yourself.

    • Alexander Nguyen
      Alexander Nguyen  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Attilla Hun There will always be biased people who don’t even check their facts, Alexander has also never lost, and Alexander and Subutai have also fought against greater odds and have won, they both have fought against considerablely bigger armies and have won and have conquered more land than Khalid, stop and take a look at a map. Yep also believe biased accounts from muslims as they heavily exaggerate numbers, too boost Khalid. Alexander faced and conquered the whole of Asia Minor in 10 years while Subutai conquered the Russians, Middle East (khwarazm empire), China when they were using gunpowder in their military and there are many more societies that have been conquered (can literally just fact-check with youtube and google about the exploits of Subutai instead of staying biased) with Subutai mainly fighting in conquering them all, until dying of old age just like Khalid, if Khalid and Subutai ever met on open battle, trust me that the desert bedouins would turn into pin cushions for the mongols. In fact any mongol general would just decimate Khalid if they ever faced each other.

    • Attilla Hun
      Attilla Hun  Жыл бұрын

      @Alexander Nguyen there will always be people trying to water down Khalids success, a man who lead inexperienced dessert Bedouins to conquer the two largest empires at the time with little military equipment and armour, won battle after battle, what you keep doing is bringing up how much subutai conquered but what you fail to understand is that khalid fought in double the amount of battles and skirmishes that subutai fought in against tougher more experienced warriors in the likes of the Romans and the Persians, subutai fought fleeing or half hearted warriors, he fought the Kievan Rus the kwarezmians, kipchaks etc, none of them were formidable opponents, they crumbled before the battle began, but il end it like this subutai and Alexander both lost and tasted defeat yet khalid a man who longed for death so bad retired undefeated, no general in history will surpass khalid

    • Alexander Nguyen
      Alexander Nguyen  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Attilla Hun Alexander was not even fully experienced at 20 while Khalid had immense experience and wisdom at 40. Also Subutai conquered more than Khalid, skirmishes made up most of the battles won by Khalid and the numbers are heavily exaggerated as it was biased for Muslims. Also Khalid did conquer the Levant but you make it seem the like Byzantine empire was completely conquered by Khalid, but the Byzantine Empire outlasted the Rashidun Caliphate, also outlasting the successor caliphate of the Umayyads. Furthurmore the Romans were never the same after the fall of the western roman empire and this was also after Justinian's reign, the Byzantine Empire has been way into decline before Khalid came about. I'm not trying to discredit Khalid's campaigns but really, as you said before about who is greater, just look at history.

    • Attilla Hun
      Attilla Hun  Жыл бұрын

      @Alexander Nguyen Alexander’s military career started in his prime he was only 20, khalid on the other hand was 40 and getting old, khalid did conquer the Persians he depleted their army’s power and defeated them in many battles, the fall of the mighty Persians culminated in the battle of Nahavand in 642 were the Muslims won the victory of victories, this marked the fall of the Sassanid empire, as for the Romans they controlled the whole of the levant including Syria Lebanon Palestine Jordan etc, after khalid began his conquest he defeated the Romans in many pitched battles which culminated in the battle of Yarmouk were 150,000 to 200,000 Romans prepared for battle against only 40,000 Muslims under the command of khalid ibn walid, the Muslims gained a complete victory despite being vastly outnumbered and thus went on to conquer the whole of the levant and made the byzantines flee, emperor Heraclius fled Syria to Constantinople, if this isn’t conquering then I don’t know what is.
      subutai took part in 20 campaigns and won 65 pitched battles which is impressive, but khalid blows those numbers out the water, he fought in 100+ battles and never lost a single one, yet subutai and Alexander have both tasted defeat

  • JRGProjects
    JRGProjects  Жыл бұрын +27

    Subutai was Darth Vader to Genghis Kahn's Emporer Palpatine.
    Everyone feared Genghis but Subutai was the symbol of that fear and made it a reality.

  • ken tobias
    ken tobias 2 жыл бұрын +96

    SUBUTAI, One of the Greatest Generals, Strategist in History!

  • Mfundo Nkosi
    Mfundo Nkosi 2 жыл бұрын +148

    For me Subutai is the greatest general of all time.

    • bit4285
      bit4285 4 ай бұрын

      @r Chougale He was from a part of Mongolia that was later conquered by the chinese. His people fled to a different part of mongolia that turks also where in. But he is by no means turkish.

    • r Chougale
      r Chougale 7 ай бұрын +2

      @Orgil I am indian but can you tell me how come subutai is Mongolian I have seen lot of turks claiming he was Turk,but I don't really believe them since turks always tries to steal someone's else's history

    • Orgil
      Orgil 9 ай бұрын

      @SO Baş who? Subeedei ? he was Mongolian

    • SO Baş
      SO Baş 9 ай бұрын

      He was turkish, right ?

  • Eönwë
    Eönwë 2 жыл бұрын +18

    How I wish Subutai wrote his own Art of War book. Such an underrated commander. In the past, I would go to wikipedia to read about him and it barely say anything bout his life and campaigns. Now there are more info. Glad he's being recognized.

    • p_pattedd
      p_pattedd 19 күн бұрын

      “Do genuinely pursue enemies, especially Mongol, fleeing.” ---Subutai Bataa, the Art of War
      Give them to everyone (except Mongols). Win every battle afterward.

    • ArtOfGaming
      ArtOfGaming 4 ай бұрын

      For real! I'd love to read it if he would of wrote his own version of Art of War!

  • Mfundo Nkosi
    Mfundo Nkosi 2 жыл бұрын +66

    Finally! An episode dedicated to the great Subutai! I literally got popcorn for this. My favourite general of all time!

    • Ama Deus
      Ama Deus 2 жыл бұрын +1

      only one i know who made a movie is howard hughes

  • Admiral Trung - An Kancolle Player
    Admiral Trung - An Kancolle Player 2 жыл бұрын +50

    Also Uriyangkhadai, Son of Subotai. Who alongside his father participated on the conquest of Eastern Europe. Later he becomes general like his father. He invaded of Song Dynasty and Kingdom of Dai Viet. He also participated at Battle of Bình Lệ Nguyên, which is the largest and first battle of Mongol invasion of Vietnam during 1258 and he down 200 Vietnamese elephants by a shoot on it heads with arrows. After the battle, the King Trần Thái Tông escaped back to the capital and he used scorch earth tactic to abandon everything that the Mongol would able to use it in Capital. When the Mongol forces arrived at Thang Long, the capital is empty and Uriyangkhadai agreed that the King has fled away from a few days ago. He orders his men to search the food and capture the king, but it was resisted, raided, trapped by local Vietnamese people and the guerilla. Uriyangkhadai has no choice, but he has to leave the capital with sea fire and go straight ahead directly to Guangxi, Song Dynasty. He later died in 1272 in his aged 71.

  • Khamul NazGuL
    Khamul NazGuL 2 жыл бұрын +99

    Russia: we have winter
    Mongols: we have subutei

    • Archives of Fantasy
      Archives of Fantasy  Жыл бұрын +1

      Although the Russian winter thing is overblown because Napoelon invaded and lost more men in the summer, this comment did make me laugh. And what the mongols took wasn’t really unified or Tsarist Russia,

    • Cheko Enkh
      Cheko Enkh  Жыл бұрын

      Chinese: we haven't winter.
      Mongols: it isn't our problem. xd
      Chinese: But we have Sommer.
      Mongols: We too. xd

    • Cheko Enkh
      Cheko Enkh  Жыл бұрын +1

      And we have winter too. hahah

  • gobanito
    gobanito  Жыл бұрын +157

    If Subutai had been European he would be hailed as the greatest conqueror of all time.

    • Anda Elena
      Anda Elena 8 ай бұрын

      @Cecilia Napoleon didn't intend to invade Rusia ,he was somehow deceived until was to late to return. He came for peace and waited for it 1 month at Moscow!

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын

      no he wouldn’t have because he isn't a king

    • Cecilia
      Cecilia  Жыл бұрын

      @Mijan Hoque whilst he is undeniably one of the if not the best commander in history possibly alongside some other figures like the aforementioned subutai, he is fairly overrated, the russian invasion was brave yet foolish, his most famous victories were mainly dependent by more advanced tactics and technology, whilst innovated by him, makes him less of a commander and more of an innovator, doesnt matter if youre the best general in the world if youre facing an army with guns using normal medieval infantry, whislt this is of course hyperbole for the situation, napoleon had a signifigant advantage there, the main things i consider when judging him are his manouvers, which would not be as easily done without more advanced tactics and technology, now of course he had bouts where he demonstrated he could fight without such an advantage like his 6 days campaign, but he would not have had suxh a favourable casualty rate without vauchamps, although he qould have definitely still had a good casualty rate, the 6 days xampaign could be said to be fairly overrated due to the occurence of vauchamps, but either way I still maintain he is overrated

    • Mijan Hoque
      Mijan Hoque  Жыл бұрын

      @Cecilia Overrated how? And regarding what?

    • Cecilia
      Cecilia  Жыл бұрын

      @Mijan Hoque he was a badass but overrated in quite a few cases

  • Ignacio Taborda
    Ignacio Taborda 2 жыл бұрын +19

    I wish we had more info on him to make an 1 hour episode, guy done things that one could only believe come from myth, yet he's here to prove that you don't need to be a legend to make astounding feats. Literally the future of a continent was in his hands.

  • Bruno MacBus
    Bruno MacBus 2 жыл бұрын +168

    Mongol history is just amazing.

    • Orgil
      Orgil 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Johnny Boy after Hunnu(Xiongnu) there is Mongolian Xianbei , Rourans come

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Orgil look up when the Hunnic Empire collapsed and follow them from there

    • Orgil
      Orgil 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Johnny Boy huns are huns ? so where is that huns today ?

    • Orgil
      Orgil 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Johnny Boy dude that entire mongol history will be soooooo long essay and i am lazy :) Hunnu(Xiongnu) is mix of Mongol and turkic tribes

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын

      @Orgil Huns aren’t Mongols, they are Huns, but no please tell me about Mongol history before Genghis Khan

  • Jackson
    Jackson 2 жыл бұрын +26

    Not the undefeated, invincible conqueror that some people held him up to be. But nevertheless an amazing general who lived an incredible life. Just the amount of Km's and Miles traveled. Just Wow!

  • حسين قحيط
    حسين قحيط  Жыл бұрын +20

    I can't think of any other man who had spent his whole life on a horse back fighting across half of the known world surviving a thousand battles or more , only to die from an old age

  • Sam Evans
    Sam Evans 2 жыл бұрын +364

    This guy teleports around the map like he's a game of thrones character in season 8.

    • Oblivion
      Oblivion 11 ай бұрын +1

      He's using fast travel

    • A H
      A H  Жыл бұрын

      By riding a horse.

    • Hird Barding
      Hird Barding  Жыл бұрын +7

      Digonto mongols established system of Yams - post stations with changed horses for important messengers and notable travellers. Something like government road with no road.

    • Matt Grandich
      Matt Grandich  Жыл бұрын


  • El Bandito
    El Bandito 2 жыл бұрын +77

    The man, the myth, the legend.

  • Bilal Nawrozie
    Bilal Nawrozie 2 жыл бұрын +16

    Breathtaking work by Kings and General. I have ultimate respect for Subutai the one and only supreme general in human history.

  • lerneanlion
    lerneanlion 2 жыл бұрын +136

    This guy deserved his own movie! He's also my most favorite Mongol generals like ever! Also, Shah Muhammad is one of the worst leaders in the history. I heard that he did not only just challenging Genghis Khan but also an Abbasid Caliph for refusing to recognize him as the Shah as well! So I think he derserved what the Mongols delivered to him. But still, Baghdad can still be save at that point. So the question is what will happen if the Mongols didn't sack Baghdad. You guys can just say the Abbasid Caliph surrendered voluntary, of course. And yes, this will definitely save the House of Wisdom from being destroyed for sure.

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын

      lmfao you can’t say Timur was Mongol Emperor, Timur is Turk and Mongol who founded his own Empire

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын

      Hulagu or his son who inherited him converted to Islam

    • Madany Suleiman
      Madany Suleiman  Жыл бұрын

      Nobody denies this G..all he's saying is that it's part of God's plan..it's useless speculating on whether this or that might have happened..no human being is exempt from humiliation and defeat if it's part of God's plan Muslim or otherwise

    • ganaa do
      ganaa do  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Clorox Bleach do you know how big was Hulegus army? Small numbers went to battle with mamlukes. He fought civil war with golden horde min 150k. Berke didn't give time Hulegu full skill war with mamlukes. Berke was also mongol. So Mongols saved Muslim world.

  • Michael Cortez
    Michael Cortez 2 жыл бұрын +21

    Thank you!!! He is easily my favorite Mongol general. Absolutely a master at organization. The tactics he employed in modern day Russia, Poland, and Hungary would not be repeated on a similar scale until WW2. Almost 700 years later!

  • fatsharks
    fatsharks 2 жыл бұрын +38

    So epic! This would make a perfect historical war/adventure/drama movie, or even a trilogy. Come on Hollywood, the steppes are a gold mine!

  • Arseniy Tikhonov
    Arseniy Tikhonov 2 жыл бұрын +42

    The biggest lesson I learned today is that no fantasy can match real-life superpower heroes 🔥

  • Suren Ch
    Suren Ch  Жыл бұрын +9

    Jebe (Зэв named by Chingis khaan) means arrowhead in Mongolian. He shot khaan's neck during the battle against him. His story is also fascinating.

  • Wizard Lord
    Wizard Lord 2 жыл бұрын +17

    Mongolian history- World history
    Mongolian wars-World wars
    Mongolian horse's -World horses. Respect

  • I am not Bob Dylan
    I am not Bob Dylan 2 жыл бұрын +62

    Oh man this is awesome, finally, we need more documentaries about this kind of underrated commander, just because their superior are too 'great'. Next maybe Davout ?

    • The Khans
      The Khans  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Provocateur SK , Subutai was not a criminal, that is insane to say. And he was not

    • Ely Cruz
      Ely Cruz 2 жыл бұрын +4

      Military commanders after them, studied Genghis khan strategies, upto world war 2, their tactics were still studied, even today the tactics is still applicable to war or fighting games... Something spectacular never dies.
      When watching Genghis khan movies, documentary, its feels very short and not that great compared to how big and great he achieved in history ... i imagine in the future someone will make it in a game of thrones alike series... If you put it in a production it would be very expensive due to war scenes with different countries, asia to europe, imagine how many actors from different nations will be there. Probably, why no one wants to do it is because of how horrendous the deeds done, massacres and mountain of skulls.

    • I am not Bob Dylan
      I am not Bob Dylan 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Provocateur SK its not about praising someone whether if they are a virtuous or evil, its about learning history, about what they have done whether its 'good' or 'bad', its history.

    • Nyangis Khan
      Nyangis Khan 2 жыл бұрын

      I mean epic history TV is already making a series on Napoleon's marshals so they're going to cover Davout one way or another. I'm more impressed by Lannes though. Lannes was basically the Alexander the great of Napoleon. The only difference is Alexander charged into peasants with straw shields while Lannes charged into gunfire.

    • Luke Haddad
      Luke Haddad 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Or a 2 hour video on all of Napolean's marshalls. More K&G videos the better!

  • Huub Velthuis
    Huub Velthuis 2 жыл бұрын +14

    waited for this for so long!
    he is so unknown yet he is one of the greatest warriors ever

  • AZ
    AZ 2 жыл бұрын +619

    Men have "Four Horseman of Apocalyps", Genghis had Four DogMan of the Steppe

    • Greg Wong
      Greg Wong  Жыл бұрын

      @Not Human genius

    • lahel light
      lahel light 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Ong Khuong Duy
      Bo'orchu, Muqali, Borokhula, and Chilaun

    • Ong Khuong Duy
      Ong Khuong Duy 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @Naranbaatar Who is the four knights? I know the four war dogs include Subutai, Jebe and Jelme. Could not find any information regarding the four huleg.

    • Thịnh Lê
      Thịnh Lê 2 жыл бұрын +14

      @Not Human Don't know why them cities would even bother to put up a fight with the Mongols. Just surrender, sell them stuffs, and they would leave you alone. They would even let you rule autonomously, and then protect your trade routes and caravans. And it is way better to have a badass Khan as your ruler than some old fool of a Shah.

    • Bo Lee
      Bo Lee 2 жыл бұрын +7

      @Prague Expat not four dog generals. rather, they are called four mastiff generals. and considering that not all people know what mastiffs are, this channel generalize it into dogs. btw, there are videos about mastiffs fighting with bears. i mean, check out their size.

  • Frank Rohr
    Frank Rohr 2 жыл бұрын +15

    I had a friendly debate with a coworker who was as into Mongol Empire history as I was and he contended that it was Jebe, while I thought Subedei was the greatest Mongol general. Although they both took part in the great raid against
    Sultan Muhammad II, Subedei, though 7 years Jebes junior, lived 25 years after Jebe died and had a much greater body of work and service to the empire than did Jebe. I don’t take anything away from Jebes extraordinary accomplishments, and even the fact that Chingiz Khan seemed apparently jealous and suspicious of Jebe after the fall of the Kara Khitai [Jebe seemingly dispelled the distrust when he sent 1,000 horses from the newly conquered regions that resembled the horse Jebe shot out from under Chingiz Khan, which was how he became Jebe (Jebe means “arrow” and wasn’t his original name)]. Though it can’t be proven, were it not for a quriltai being called to name a successor for great Khan, Subedei, or the generals that replaced him in the western theatre, likely would have pushed to the Atlantic. Also,
    I’d heard another person suggest Muqali, as he had to hold down north China with mostly second string troops, and was required to do so much with far less.
    I don’t know if this is ever to be solved to everyone’s satisfaction. But I think most can agree, the success of the Mongol empire rested on many generals for whom any military would kill to have just one as able as any of these three.

    • history channel
      history channel Ай бұрын

      Indeed, Mukhulai was one of Genghis khans' most trusted generel . When Mongols army started its campaign against khwarezmin(? How to write it forgot it), there is still war going in china, and Genkhis khan leaves Mukhulai with a few troops(around 20,000-40,000). There are many sources, so I dont know exactly. He single handedly fought against China a few decades until Genkhis is khan finish other campaigns. Not only did Mukhulai never lose battle but conquered many cities and sent Genkhis khan to new engineers and supplies for his campaign

    • daemon blackfyre
      daemon blackfyre 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Muqali (Mukhulay) was simply the best general in the eyes of Genghis. And i second that too. Jebe was more like supervisor to Subutay.. Subutay become popular on social media due to some turks believe him being turkish lol.

  • Hussey
    Hussey 2 жыл бұрын +58

    Is there any general in history who has genuinely fought in more varied places than Subutai? He legit fought from places in Southern China to modern day Iran, Caucuses, Russia all the way to Poland and Hungary.

    • hamsterman
      hamsterman 10 ай бұрын +7

      @Direct i'll give you alexander, but caesar didn't even come close to fight in as many territories as this man did. This dude waged war across the entirety of the eurasian macro continent. Aside from Alexander, i don't think there's a single man in the history of the world before the age of discoveries who could claim such a portfolio.

    • ajipon
      ajipon  Жыл бұрын +6

      Just by distance, yes Subutai probably has seen more varied places. But man, Caesar fought in France, Spain, Greece, and went to Egypt. Alexander went from Greece all the way to India. Considering that they were not leading a horse based army, it's quite an accomplishment! Also, Napoleon has been to Spain, Egypt, lots of places in Europe and all the way to Moscow.
      Althought, if one measure the distance of travel, then the Pacific commanders probably have seen a lot of unvarying ocean. But let's not get to modern times.

  • Commander Gray
    Commander Gray 2 жыл бұрын +810

    This man wiped out eastern Europe and the Caucasus...while on a scouting mission...only a Mongol could do such a thing.
    Edit: Even the Subutai wouldn't venture into the replies

    • Zagor Türk
      Zagor Türk  Жыл бұрын +1

      If we Anatolian Turks had been Arab or Persian Greek, we would be speaking these languages ​​today. However, our language is a language belonging to the Ural-Altaic language family, like other Central Asian Turkish people. Today, I can understand my Azerbaijani Turk and Uzbek Turk brother very well. My neighbor is an Uzbek Turk and with him. We can understand our language. Of course there are differences. After all, we are not far from each other for 2,000 km. He says, for example, that we are a Turkic community. The Turkish union organization exists today, similar to the European Union. These countries are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Hungary as an observer country. It is Ukraine.

    • Zagor Türk
      Zagor Türk  Жыл бұрын +2

      I speak as a historian. First of all, it is the common culture and language that makes nations a nation. From the Turks living in the Balkans to the Turkic communities living in the farthest Asia, the numbers, animal names, names of the planets, the names of the parts of our body are the same. In short, I, as an Anatolian Turk, speak the same common words as the Turks living in Tuva. However, it is very natural for the Turkish people living in Anatolia to naturally be under the influence of Arabs and Persians due to their conversion to Islam. If you look at the gene pool of people in Greece today, about 50 percent of them are based on the Greek empire of Trabzon. The concept of nation is not the concept of nation, but the concept of religion. The concept of nation has existed since the 1789 French Revolution. 90 percent of Huns are steppe people and they came from Central Asia. There are mostly Turkish-Mongolian origins among them. However, they later served as mercenaries in communities from Slavs and Germans. Huns They believed in tengri. There was a belief in shamanism. Göktürks believed in tengri. Oghuz Turks, Kyrgyz Turks always believed in tengri and shamanism was a common belief. It is still possible to see sections of these beliefs in all Turkish villages living in Anatolia. In short, we will not deny that we came from Central Asia just because we settled in Anatolia. We do not do nationalism, we try to tell history correctly. Mongolia has a population of 3 million today. The number of soldiers does not exceed 50 thousand. There was not much Mongolian population in history. However, as I just mentioned, the number of Turks in the Mongolian army was very high. If we go back to that history, including Subutay and Genghis Khan, he would not see himself as Mongolian or Turkish-Turkic. The name of his empire is the Empire of Genghis. Therefore, after Genghis Khan passed away, his country was disintegrated 50 years later. For example, the Golden Horde state was Turkified. He is a steppe person in Subutay and was born in the place where Tuva Turks live, and we will never know whether he is a Mongolian Turk or a steppe. Anatolian Turks, Bashkurd Kyrgyz, Kazakhs, Azeris, Uzbeks are a single race of Turkish origin. We understand each other except for some differences.

    • ari haqi
      ari haqi  Жыл бұрын

      @Saabit_03 Not Muhammad Shah. Khwarezmian Turks ruled the Iranian Empire after Seljuq Turks. So it was Turks who defended Iran against the Mongols.

  • The Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby 2 жыл бұрын +19

    So glad this was made. Very impressed by Subatai's exploits in Europe and Russia.

  • Takeda Shingen
    Takeda Shingen 2 жыл бұрын +60

    Finally, a video about the greatest commander in history, greater than Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, while being subordinate to someone else and living a very long life, and dying of natural cause in the peace of his home. My favorite historical character.

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 7 ай бұрын

      @Bm666 when did knights fight Mongols ? those Russian principalities didn’t have armored knights like the Holy Roman Empire did and later Hungary and Poland

    • Bm666
      Bm666 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Johnny Boy knights were individually good figthers and warriors. but when it comes to teamwork knights were poorly led. everytime these knights fought mongols it was like a top division team playing against some random selected stars. who could not function as a team.

    • Bm666
      Bm666 7 ай бұрын +1

      @jesus rodriguez alexander never fought the chinese. cant compare man.

    • Bm666
      Bm666 7 ай бұрын +1

      @jesus rodriguez alexander never fought horse steppe nomads. why is that? he didnt pick fights couldnt win.

  • Eric Batkhuu
    Eric Batkhuu 2 жыл бұрын +23

    Spawns in Steppe server - gets top level
    Changes to Chinese server - top level
    Changes to middle eastern server -top level
    Changes to European server - top level

  • timurkhan
    timurkhan 2 жыл бұрын +24

    One of the Greatest generals of all time! May your soul watch over us our mighty general Sebedei bagatur.

    • timurkhan
      timurkhan 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Bataa Bagi Uigarjin mongol bichigt bagatur gej bichigddeg shu

    • timurkhan
      timurkhan 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Bataa Bagi ugend bish aguulgad ni ymaa

    • Bataa Bagi
      Bataa Bagi 2 жыл бұрын +1

      bagatur is not a Mongol word thou. Baatar is.

  • Ethem Çuhadar
    Ethem Çuhadar 2 жыл бұрын +89

    Subutai & Jebe.... Best bromance..

  • Z
    Z 2 жыл бұрын +58

    Probably the most succesfull military commander in history

  • Robert Kaslow
    Robert Kaslow 2 жыл бұрын +117

    Subatai was the greatest general in history!

    • Johnny Boy
      Johnny Boy 8 ай бұрын

      maybe i have been too hard on the Bulgarians

    • 66_greenrunner_77
      66_greenrunner_77  Жыл бұрын

      @Mohsin Raza Khalid’s victories are exagerrated. The sassanids and the eastern roman empire where but shadows of their former selves at the time.
      It was impossible for either to amass any army of real significance, since both armies had been exhausted from decades of war between eachother and both were suffering one of the worst plagues in history (plague of justinian) that killed of a quarter of the eastern world
      When Khalid arrives with his armies, he is facing skeleton crews led by second rate commanders.
      He was good, but not as good as obviously biased muslim sources would claim he is. I have seen muslims claim he defeated 300.000 romans with narrly a few thousand.
      But that number was impossible to muster given their geopolitical situation.
      So no, Khalid is not the greatest. He is top 5 at least, but not the greatest.

    • Abdi Marmalade
      Abdi Marmalade  Жыл бұрын

      @spitfirez89 muqali was better

    • Abdi Marmalade
      Abdi Marmalade  Жыл бұрын

      @spitfirez89 wrong and loud

  • Charles Scott
    Charles Scott 2 жыл бұрын +5

    No general conquered as much pure land mass as Subutai. In my mind, he made being called a dog a compliment. He proved that even humble beginnings can mean greatness. He was a ruthless and cold hearted killer. Not all men are created to make life beautiful. Some are made to let us know that beauty can't be had without hardship.

  • An Ordinary Being On Earth
    An Ordinary Being On Earth  Жыл бұрын +2

    I just don't have a befitting word to describe Subutai. He was a one piece with none like him. I just want to applaud on his loyalty, hustle and bravery and courage and so much more. Aggressive, wise and witty General. OBEY ✊

  • El Bandito
    El Bandito 2 жыл бұрын +40

    Fun fact: During their great Conquest era, the Mongol soldiers were forbidden from discussing about their dead comrades while being in camp, for such a practice was thought to reduce morale.

    • Nyangis Khan
      Nyangis Khan 2 жыл бұрын +6

      @The Wandering Doomed In Mongolia even now we're forbidden from using the name of someone who's just passed. We call them "Taliigaach". Kids nowadays may have forgotten about it. But the elderly will definitely scold you if you use the name of the dead.

    • El Bandito
      El Bandito 2 жыл бұрын +5

      @ngl,I am lucky 🍀🤞 That only proves my point of discouraging talks of the dead.

    • ngl,I am lucky 🍀🤞
      ngl,I am lucky 🍀🤞 2 жыл бұрын +2

      There is no such fact.
      Mongols worship the Ethernal sky.
      Man is nothing but dust, only Ethernal sky decides who live, who die. Man must do he must do, rest is in hand of Ethernal sky.
      Mongols still talk each other "Bleeding is only make Mongols more fierce".

    • El Bandito
      El Bandito 2 жыл бұрын +6

      @Doni Bathuu Comes from a Mongolian, with our own culture and history.

    • The Wandering Doomed
      The Wandering Doomed 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Doni Bathuu maybe there any cultural context??

  • Chinggis Khaan
    Chinggis Khaan  Жыл бұрын +8

    May the supreme Lord Tengri bless your soul my friend as it rests in the eternal sky. You were the greatest companion for me & the best leader in most of the deadliest battles like hell that we together & many a times you along with the army fought to form my empire that lasted for centuries. I owe to you almost more than half of my empire which was conquered. You served me & my sons with utmost loyalty & there's nothing but respect for you my friend. Don't worry soon by the wish of the almighty Tengri you'll be resurrected from the sky along with rest of my sons, other generals & the army from the underworld which will be unbeatable there after.😈👿

  • Forbes List or Bust
    Forbes List or Bust 2 жыл бұрын +4

    I credit Conn Iggulden with stoking my love of history with his historical fiction books about the Mongols and the Romans. He heavily fictionalizes events to form a compelling narrative, but to make up for that he tries to accurately portray other details like Mongol customs, traditions, what weapons they used, how they fought, how they lived, and so forth.

  • Greg G
    Greg G 2 жыл бұрын +7

    One of history's greatest generals. Thank you for the excellent work!

  • climax050
    climax050 2 жыл бұрын +11

    Love imagining how it was for generals actually fighting on the frontlines and how badass that image is

  • Athoye Mahmud
    Athoye Mahmud 2 жыл бұрын +1758

    he attacc
    he attacc
    he attacc
    Fam, this dude just attacc

    • Ali Yasin
      Ali Yasin 2 жыл бұрын

      @Athoye Mahmud hahahahaha

    • Athoye Mahmud
      Athoye Mahmud 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @Ali Yasin and now your City is razed

    • Ali Yasin
      Ali Yasin 2 жыл бұрын +4

      Lol, this took me by surprise😂

    • mikey
      mikey 2 жыл бұрын +1

      If anyone is interested in the origin of this meme, it is the mockery of an alien named Dehaka

  • Rpa Vangchhia
    Rpa Vangchhia 2 жыл бұрын +25

    i like how series mentions that he doesnt love killing,but only does it when it is necessary for his empire.

  • Fire Cracker
    Fire Cracker 2 жыл бұрын +23

    The man The myth The legend

  • MysTicBiGz
    MysTicBiGz 2 жыл бұрын +62

    Greatest general of all time.

    • Daddy
      Daddy 15 күн бұрын

      @Mohsin Raza khalid was jast opportunist bcoz both the empireche defeated were already exhausted due to continuous war

    • Abdi Marmalade
      Abdi Marmalade  Жыл бұрын

      muqali was better

    • Manish Malviya
      Manish Malviya  Жыл бұрын +3

      @Mohsin Raza subeti defeated powerful armies with his smaller number of army his campaign against Europe is a prime example of his brilliance and his war tactics are used in world war 2 shows how much effective in modern world. What your talking he conquered empty lands and killed unmared civilians, infact in modern world nobody gives a fuck about khalid

    • 421less1
      421less1 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Mohsin Raza you can praise khalid for making due with less but that doesnt take away from other generals. The greats took every advantage they could take. What is alexander supposed to do? Send parts of his army home?
      Plenty of leaders inherited great armies and squandered it. Alexander conquered most of the known world (to him) in 14 years. Taking on the biggest empire the world had seen up to that point.
      Not trying to change your opinion about khalid but you seem to viewing history in a way that protects khalid. He was great, but to claim hes the UNDISPUTED best ever while not acknowledging things like the Justinian plague is a reach. Yeah they had manpower to throw at khalid. Valid point. But the actual pool of professional soldiers is quite small percentage wise. Especially in eastern rome. Especially when they were already at war with sassanids. (Why you claim thats a myth is beyond me, but that doesnt make it any less true) So yes he won many pitched battles, against troops that were progressively more poorly trained as the campaign went on. These are things khalid himself would have known about and planned on. Your just blatantly romanticizing him.

    • Fred Barker
      Fred Barker 2 жыл бұрын

      @Mohsin Raza the Justinian plague tho

  • Temuulen T
    Temuulen T 2 жыл бұрын +11

    thank you for showing world Mongol history. As a Mongolian, it's my honour to watch this video

    • Orhan Abd
      Orhan Abd  Жыл бұрын +1

      Is this your real name? Just like Genghis Han's sister?

  • Socrates_The_Great
    Socrates_The_Great 2 жыл бұрын +16

    He may have been a cold-blooded murder in war. But he was one of the best in world history at what he did!

    • Sainaa Sainkhuu
      Sainaa Sainkhuu 7 ай бұрын +1

      He was also supreme loyalty to Chinggis Khaan.

  • robbie g
    robbie g 2 жыл бұрын +12

    There is a book called Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khans Greatest General by Richard A. Gabriel that is great for further reading if anyone is interested. It is available on Amazon and only a short read yet poignant.

  • THE Kat Haus
    THE Kat Haus  Жыл бұрын +10

    Its still beyond me why this man gets no love as a god of war

  • impress monu
    impress monu  Жыл бұрын +14

    Subutai was real GOD of WAR of all time in world wars history

  • sayed rahman
    sayed rahman 2 жыл бұрын +55

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate how disciplined the Mongol general were ?
    Like damn...they were so faithful to their leaders.
    I watched some of the Ottoman vids and the generals were so darn stupid and sometimes even betrayed their leader.

    • erhemee bayra
      erhemee bayra 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Yes they were . I also watched video about Sebe . Who taught all strategies and faith to Subetei . When he before joining the army he almost killed Ghengis khan . And khan asked who it was attacked . And Seb didnt even hesitate to tell he was . And Ghengis khan very admired his loyalty and took him to army .

    • Blues Clues
      Blues Clues 2 жыл бұрын +4

      what you have to realize is that unlike those circumstances these were not just strangers, they were people who were pretty much next door neighbours for generations, that loyalty did not come out of a sense of duty- they were pretty much extended family members really.

    • Jack Murphy
      Jack Murphy 2 жыл бұрын

      Ottoman rules of war no. 1: the sultan must always command the army himself. If he leaves the army in the hands of a subordinate, he will lead that army to disaster. For reference, see Vaslui and Valea Alba.

  • 774892
    774892  Жыл бұрын +1

    General Subotai was definitely a brilliant Military Commander and a tactician. He employed highly effective military maneuvers combined with superior intelligence gathering abilities. He was way ahead of his times. But then again it seems brilliant Military tacticians are always ahead of their times. General Subotai’s tactics can be employed effectively even today, using modern arsenals of course like attack helicopters and artillery.

  • Cant be Tamed
    Cant be Tamed 2 жыл бұрын +70

    Subutai- a real terrifying badass.

    • Pls abuse me
      Pls abuse me  Жыл бұрын

      @Provocateur SK Weak people who can't surrender to their fate.

    • The Khans
      The Khans  Жыл бұрын

      @Provocateur SK , Lol, you honestly believe those laughably wrong outright lies ??

    • Lincoln
      Lincoln 2 жыл бұрын

      "if you kill your enemies, they win." Lol

    • Anu Khatan
      Anu Khatan 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Solid Pas exactly, how are they gonna conquer so much land without killing people🙄

    • Solid Pas
      Solid Pas 2 жыл бұрын +8

      @Provocateur SK U know war always have casualties right? They kill to inflict fear and to prevent future uprising, that huge vast land and if they let people live? It's wrong but that's the price to pay for losers in a war.

  • ts tugs
    ts tugs  Жыл бұрын +2

    Great summary. I want to add some too. When Batu led European campaign (called Campaign of princes too as all eldest sons of mongol nobles participated in this war to prove themselves), the tension between Mongol princes grew as to tell, Guyuk soon to become next Great Khan was furious about Batu's rising reputation. When Guyuk became Great Khan with absence of Batu on kurultai as him being the oldest of cousins and also the one who was in charge of western front army, there were the ones to question the legacy of Guyuk's enthronement. The tension between the two which started in the European Campaign even escalated and almost brought the empire on the brink of the civil war and both even mobilized armies towards each other. Before doing so Guyuk was very aware of Subutai being beside Batu mentoring him on warfare and politics, Guyuk intentionally summoned Subutai for Chinese Campaign just to avoid his assistance Batu. Once he is removed he marched to meet Batu but the civil war did not take place thanks to that Great Khan had mysteriously died on the way to Batu possibly killed by the plot planned by Sorghagtani Beki or Tolui's wife and mother to future great khans Munkh, Kubilai, Arigbukhe and Hulagu. The plot saved the Empire for once but resulted in a new Toluid dynasty which brought down entire house of Tsagadai and Ogedei from history and Toluids ended in civil wars between themselves, eventually bringing downfall of the Empire

  • Harsimran Singh Sura
    Harsimran Singh Sura 2 жыл бұрын +50

    Imagine being so fearsome and efficient that the only thing people could hold against you is a "made up story" that "body shames you".

  • woutkoopman
    woutkoopman  Жыл бұрын +2

    The Kalka retreat was most definitely calculated. The feigned retreat was the Mongols favourite tactic, Subutai left treasuries on their retreat lewering the enemy in, the Mongols picked the perfect point to turn around and counter attack. It seems very clear to me this was not by accident.
    The Jin attack seems very unlikely to be like you said. I think it's more likely Subutai was scouting and when he ran upon the Jin army he retreated, like the Mongols always did. My clear evidence for this is Subutai coming back with a plan, after having completed the scouting mission, and picking the Jin army apart perfectly. It also wouldn't make sense that the Jin general would want to meet Subutai if he had defeated him not long before that, and if the Mongols only won because they could stand the cold weather better. No general would respect another general that they previously defeated and who only won the 2nd time because of weather conditions. That also doesn't add up
    I also don't see the stone forts not being breached being due to the Mongols not being creative enough, it's more likely they reverted back to their old tactic of destroying the surrounding lands starving out the people in the forts. Before they completed that tactic they returned to Mongolia.
    I feel this canal is purposefully painting a negative picture of Subutai. I've read quite a few books on the subject and I've never seen these events explained in such a malicious way.

  • John Nolan
    John Nolan 2 жыл бұрын +8

    It's crazy how fast the Mongol culture changed. Subutai served under Genghis starting out as a nomad in a world with no administration beyond counting herds. His grandson and great grandson were administrators. That really shows the massive shift that took place over the generations.

    • Amogh Thorave
      Amogh Thorave  Жыл бұрын +1

      That is why Ghengis Khan is such an important historical figure, his way of administration and handling things was an exception among the clan leaders of the steppe. Mongol empire didn't expand after his death. His grandsons kept fighting with each other.

    • Subutay Noyan
      Subutay Noyan 2 жыл бұрын

      @John Nolan Okay I was to say pastoral nomadic cultures. Not just nomads

    • John Nolan
      John Nolan 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Subutay Noyan This isn't necessarily true of all nomadic people. Germanic tribes, Native American(north and central) and Polynesians weren't as likely to accept others religions or assimilate them under their mandate as the Turkic/Mongol people's. I'm a big believer in Geography being the biggest factor in society and culture and it seems to me that the openness and brutality of the Steppe played more of a part in the Turkic/Mongol approach to religion and cultural assimilation/adoption than being nomad. This may explain why the Mongols who settled in China and Persia lost their identity much quicker than those who stayed in Mongolia or near the Caspian.

    • Subutay Noyan
      Subutay Noyan 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Nomadic nations were pragmatic and easy to change.
      To nomads, the world must be one. There's a single god in the sky(Not your Abrahamic one, Tengri) and there's to be a single ruler on the face of earth to bring stability.
      And the rest of the world are just people to be taken under the yoke, and once they submit, their lives, their wealth, their culture must be protected because by Mandate of heaven, the Khan is also the protector of the world.
      This ideology causes a lot of extreme violence, ruthless killings, massacres but also adaptivity, unbiased approaches, tolerance towards differences and all.
      Mongol Empire had given all the freedom to every religion for example. And they never hesitated to become muslims or christians themselves either.
      And this can be traced in many other nomadic khanates and even sultanates of Turks. Ottomans are a great example, they were muslims yes, but in the early days, they were open to any people, the empire was mostly christian, they styled to be Romans, as much as Muslims. The empire used Roman law as examples, more than it did on Sharia and such.
      Parthians had Greek gods on their coins and all

  • Noble
    Noble 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Thank you Kings and Generals! It's about time Subutai gets his own documentary for Tengri's sake.

  • Vcolema81
    Vcolema81  Жыл бұрын

    Fun fact: Subutai was Conan's first accomplice recruited once Arnold Schwarzenegger left the evil witches dwelling. I always wondered who that chained man was. Never took the time to look up his name or figure it out. Absolutely makes sense and a great piece of writing that goes under the radar.

  • Messdp Messdp
    Messdp Messdp 2 жыл бұрын +6

    Not many "loyal vassals" end up in the history books. But you know the ones that do must have been very rare and remarkable people.

  • Lalith Suhas Kuppili
    Lalith Suhas Kuppili 2 жыл бұрын +4

    I will love watching the series on great generals like Subutai. Keep more of these coming.

  • Broken Bridge
    Broken Bridge 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Subutai one truly remarkable many. Almost as remarkable as Ghengis Khan himself. My compliments to all those who made this video a reality.

  • Ansar Ali
    Ansar Ali 2 жыл бұрын +35

    Imagine if Subutai could have all those kilometres on Air Miles, he could've bought few empires with the credit card points

  • Yun Leung
    Yun Leung 2 жыл бұрын +23

    This man was a god of war.
    I would love to see him vs Caesar.

    • jesus rodriguez
      jesus rodriguez  Жыл бұрын +1

      @ari haqi Alexander’s army faced Scythian armies with horse archers and other tribes that used them with hit and run tactics and his army’s still won so argument is invalid

    • ari haqi
      ari haqi  Жыл бұрын

      Even the parthians would easily rip Alexander's army apart w the parthian shot. The further you travel in time, the more advanced their knowledge and technology became even back then. You're talking hundreds to a thousand+ years difference.

    • Archives of Fantasy
      Archives of Fantasy  Жыл бұрын +7

      Subutai versus anyone in history before his age would be easy win. Alexander and Caesar army with mostly Infantry would just get shot to pieces with arrows from every direction, being unable to reach the mongols

  • Mardeee
    Mardeee 2 жыл бұрын +7

    You can easily call him one of history’s best generals, never mind fierce.

  • Saga05061982
    Saga05061982 2 жыл бұрын +10

    As soon as I saw this video I instantly saved it to Watch Later, I have a huge admiration for the guy and this was a video worth the wait.

  • Geordie Jones
    Geordie Jones 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I recall an earlier video by you guys where you said Jebe was the best general. Would love a comparison of their tactics and outcomes.

  • Sancho Enkhbayar
    Sancho Enkhbayar  Жыл бұрын +17

    I named my son after him. Subedei - as we mongols call him

  • HaZe.M
    HaZe.M 2 жыл бұрын +6

    Just when I think I can’t love this channel even more.

  • andrew De LA Cruz
    andrew De LA Cruz  Жыл бұрын +2

    So much respect for one of the most badass people in history

  • Kumo Si
    Kumo Si 2 жыл бұрын +3

    I truly truly truly grateful for your effort on research upon true Mongol history and its pronunciations!!!!. Sube'tei or as we call him Subeedei is literally the only correct pronunciation of his name. Big thumbs up for you lads!!!

    • Subutay Noyan
      Subutay Noyan 2 жыл бұрын

      Turks call him Subutai. It's seems to me, most things ending in ey, ei in Mongolian renders as ai. Subutai, Ögedai, Kubilai and such.

    • Burhanuddin
      Burhanuddin 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Kumo Si Haha thanks. Yeah it's true sciences of medicine, kung-fu, Buddhism etc originated here.
      And we were ruled by the Mughals from 1526 to 1857, who were Islamic Turko Mongols claiming heritage of Timur, who was like a great grand son in law of Chinggis Khaan (Gorkani).
      So there is a distinct connection of our history.
      I've heard of the existence of Garuda in your culture, which is also the bird on which the Hindu god Vishnu travels. Wow!

    • Kumo Si
      Kumo Si 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Burhanuddin Omg, India is literally the real chads of Asia. Even the freaking kung fu is originated in India carried out by Indian monk to china. India and Japan is by far the only respected civilization of mine!.. be proud of your ancestors!.

    • Burhanuddin
      Burhanuddin 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Kumo Si I didn't mean to shame your history or ancestors and you don't need to be sorry.
      It's just how the norms were at the time.
      And considering the time and the ethics, the Mongol Empire did what no one else could.
      I'm a Muslim from india by the way, and we feel proud of the Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji who successfully defended Delhi against the Ilkhanate invasions many times.
      So, as a mature history reader, I'm amazed by the Mongols, and terrified at the same time.
      There's a sense of amazement, fear and respect. And of course we respect Alauddin Khilji too.

    • Kumo Si
      Kumo Si 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Burhanuddin Idk where u r from but I feel sorry for your ancestors. I do not praise them for their killings, however, my ancestors were no exception from the other conquerors and invaders around the world they all killed, slaughtered, and looted. But the only things admirable about Mongols were their genius tactics and way of life.

  • User 1
    User 1  Жыл бұрын +2

    A video which definetly deserved a like.
    Detailed informations, great drawings and effects, and a good voice to listen to.

  • NRX
    NRX  Жыл бұрын +3

    Subutai fought supremely with Incredible Strategic skills.

  • rahul raveendran
    rahul raveendran 2 жыл бұрын +11

    The greatest general who played the role of growing the empire.....a hero...❤️

    • Solid Pas
      Solid Pas 2 жыл бұрын

      Fact: Islam is wrong Philippines

    • Solid Pas
      Solid Pas 2 жыл бұрын

      Fact: Islam is wrong I never said it's more important, what I said is it will lead to it because those conquered lands were bigger than their origin (Mongolia) What do u expect for them? care for them? that huge land and huge population can they manage them all and not expect any uprising? And also a fact that they just started being an "empire". My nation have suffered way more being on the loser side of all these wars in history, many innocent dead and enslaved. To us being the loser we hated them but to those winners they act like being a hero. Again that's the nature of war many will die in the losers side and the winner will be hailed as being a hero.

    • Solid Pas
      Solid Pas 2 жыл бұрын

      Fact: Islam is wrong Also tell me even any war that innocent people are not getting killed?

  • Gerard of Cumbria
    Gerard of Cumbria 2 жыл бұрын +7

    Fun fact: the name of Saruman's elite orcs Uruk-Hai in Tolkien's Lord of The Ring was inspired by the real-life Uriankhai (Subutai's tribe).

    • lonesome rangerio
      lonesome rangerio 4 ай бұрын

      Lord of the Rings was inspired by Mongolian Conquest

    • Gerard of Cumbria
      Gerard of Cumbria 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Julius Pleaser Yup, ironically so.

    • Julius Pleaser
      Julius Pleaser 2 жыл бұрын

      Didn't the Uruk-Hai get wiped out in what was pretty much their first major battle?

  • Sinan Tabanli
    Sinan Tabanli 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Hey thank you great video again!
    It would be joyful if you had a fiction series of comparing military commanders anachronically. Something like Subutai vs Khalid in an open battle with 10 thousand warriors on each side.

  • Hyltonial I
    Hyltonial I 2 жыл бұрын +4

    9:15 the Kipchak leader who named Bač Man was slew by MengKe himself during the 2nd Western expedition/ 1st born offspring campaign led by Batu, which granted MengKe reputations to became Mongol Khan after Guyuk’s murder on Golden Horde steppe

  • Sudhanshu Shakya
    Sudhanshu Shakya 2 жыл бұрын +1

    i had read the name tsubdai in genghis,s book and had read about his greatness too he was really brave

  • The Red King
    The Red King 2 жыл бұрын +44

    One of the smartest generals of all time.

    • kwokho luk
      kwokho luk 2 жыл бұрын

      He was both a genius and a war criminal.

    • kwokho luk
      kwokho luk 2 жыл бұрын

      He was both a genius and a war criminal.

    • kwokho luk
      kwokho luk 2 жыл бұрын

      He was both a genous and a war criminal.

    • Yari
      Yari 2 жыл бұрын +5

      He was genius not smart