Josip Broz Tito; 7 or 25 May 1892 – 4 May 1980 was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman. He was Secretary-General (later President) of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia (1939–80), and went on to lead the World War II Yugoslav resistance movement, the Yugoslav Partisans (1941–45). After the war, he was the authoritarian Prime Minister (1943–63) and later President (1953–80) of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY).
Marshal (also sometimes spelled marshall in American English, but not in British English) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. The word derives from Old High German marah "horse" and schalh "servant", and originally meant "stable keeper". As marshals became trusted members of the courts of Medieval Europe, the title grew in reputation. During the last few centuries, it has been used for the most elevated offices.
Marshal of Yugoslavia was the highest rank of Yugoslav People's Army. The only person to ever hold the rank of "Marshal of Yugoslavia" was Marshal Josip Broz Tito. He received it at the second meeting of AVNOJ at Jajce on November 30, 1943.
Grand Marshal of Peru (Gran Mariscal del Peru), commonly referred as Marshal of Peru, is the highest rank in the Peruvian Army. Unlike the other ranks, it is conferred only to an officer who has been victorious at war.
Marshal O Chin-u (March 8, 1917-February 25, 1995) was a soldier and politician of North Korea. He was the Minister of Armed Forces for many years until his death in February 1995. O was the third most powerful person in North Korea, after Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. Very little is known about him except for the fact that he served with Kim Il Sung's partisan unit and eventually rose through the ranks of the N. Korean Army.
Marshal is the highest rank in the Brazilian Army and the Brazilian Air Force, where the latter is titled Marechal-do-Ar. These ranks are equivalent to that of Admiral in the Navy. A marshal is distinguished by using five stars, which for a marshal of the air are in the approximate position of Southern Cross and for a marshal in the army, in the form of "X". The five stars of Admiral are in the shape of a pentagon.