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Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a Captain General. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Captain General is a rank and a title. ...


A Lieutenant General normally ranks immediately below a General and above a Major General. The term Major General is a shortened version of the previous term Sergeant Major General, which was in turn subordinate to Lieutenant General, which is why a Lieutenant General outranks a Major General whereas a Major is senior to a Lieutenant. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ...


In many countries, a rank of Corps General has replaced the earlier rank of Lieutenant-General (e.g. France). However, for convenience, this is often translated into English as Lieutenant General.


In the Argentine Army, Lieutenant General is the highest rank used, the actual highest rank of Captain General being bestowed posthumously upon independence leader José de San Martín. The Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino, EA) is the land armed force branch of the Argentine military and the senior military service of the country. ... José Francisco de San Martín Matorras, also known as José de San Martín (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850), was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South Americas successful struggle for independence from Spain. ...

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Lieutenant General ranks by country

In the Canadian Forces, the rank of Lieutenant-General (LGen) (Lieutenant-général or Lgén in French) is a Army or Air Force rank equal to a Vice-Admiral of the Navy. ... Please see Lieutenant General for other countries which use this rank Lieutenant-General (Lt Gen) is a senior rank in the British Army and Royal Marines. ... US Lieutenant General insignia In three branches of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, a Lieutenant General is also called a three-star general, named for the three stars worn on the uniform. ... -1... Pakistan Army has followed British Army rank system since its independence from British Empire in 1947. ...

Lieutenant General equivalent ranks

Lieutenant General is a military rank used in almost every country in the world. ... A Général de corps darmée (General of Army Corps) is a senior rank in the French Army. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in almost every country in the world. ... Rav Aluf (Hebrew: רב - אלוף) is the rank held by the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Force. ... Spahbod or Spahbed (Persian: سپهبد, in new Persian Sepahbod, is derived from the words Spah سپه army bod بد master ) also alternatively Spah Salar (سپهسالار) and was a rank used in the Parthian empire and more widely in the Sassanid Empire of Persia (Iran). ...

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SS-Gruppenführer collar patch SA-Gruppenführer rank insignia Volkssturm Gruppenführer insignia Gruppenführer was an early paramilitary rank of the Nazi Party, first created in 1925 as a senior rank of the SA. Translated as “Group Leader”, a Gruppenführer was typically in charge of large numbers... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ...

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The Avalon Project : Articles of Convention Between Lieutenant-General Burgoyne and Major General Gates; October 16, ... (668 words)
The troops under Lieutenant-general Burgoyne, to march out of their camp with the honours of war, and the artillery of the entrenchments, to the verge of the river where the old fort stood, where the arms and artillery are to be left; the arms to be piled by word of command from their own officers.
The troops to be supplied on their march, and during their being in quarters, with provisions, by General Gates's orders, at the same rate of rations as the troops of his own army; and if possible the officers' horses and cattle are to be supplied with forage at the usual rates.
All corps whatever, of General Burgoyne's army, whether composed of sailors, batteaumen, artificers, drivers, independent companies, and followers of the army, of whatever country, shall be included in the fullest sense and utmost extent of the above articles, and comprehended in every respect as British subjects.
Lieutenant General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries.
The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a Captain General.
The term Major General is a shortened version of the previous term Sergeant Major General, which was turn subordinate to Lieutenant General, which is why a Lieutenant General outranks a Major General whereas a Major is senior to a Lieutenant.
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