Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Best known for his wartime leadership as Prime Minister, Churchill was also a Sandhurst-educated soldier, a Nobel Prize-winning writer and historian, a prolific painter, and one of the longest-serving politicians in British history. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Winston Churchill has received more than 49,991,923 page views. His biography is available in 154 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 149 in 2019). Winston Churchill is the 20th most popular politician (up from 26th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Politician.

Winston Churchill was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer, and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work.

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Among politicians, Winston Churchill ranks 20 out of 15,710Before him are Jimmy Carter, Constantine the Great, Attila, Suleiman the Magnificent, Hannibal, and Benito Mussolini. After him are Otto von Bismarck, Mao Zedong, Tutankhamun, Ulysses S. Grant, Cicero, and Commodus.

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Among people born in 1874, Winston Churchill ranks 1After him are Guglielmo Marconi, Robert Frost, Arnold Schoenberg, Harry Houdini, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Edward Thorndike, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Chaim Weizmann, and Ernst Cassirer. Among people deceased in 1965, Winston Churchill ranks 1After him are Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, and Nat King Cole.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Winston Churchill ranks 10 out of 6,924Before him are Elizabeth II (1926), Adam Smith (1723), Elizabeth I of England (1533), Charlie Chaplin (1889), John Locke (1632), and Francis Bacon (1561). After him are James Watt (1736), Stephen Hawking (1942), Ragnar Lodbrok (850), Queen Victoria (1819), Thomas Hobbes (1588), and Michael Faraday (1791).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Winston Churchill ranks 2Before him are Elizabeth I of England (1533). After him are Queen Victoria (1819), Richard III of England (1452), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Richard I of England (1157), Mary I of England (1516), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Mary II of England (1662), Henry V of England (1386), Alfred the Great (849), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).