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List of famous leaders with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

From head-girl in school to a lieutenant in the army, leadership skills matter throughout life. It is said that leaders are not always born; sometimes people acquire the skills and talent eventually to become a leader. Whatever may be the case, leaders are crucial in bringing out the best and providing the much required guidance to their followers. The qualities of a good leader are often debated. It is often questioned if a dynamic personality, good management skills and a notable finesse in everything he or she does is enough to make a good leader. However, in addition to this a great leader often shows empathy towards his subordinates and encouragement for their skills and talent. A leader shows the way to a group but has to always remain humble and rooted. From Mahatma Gandhi to Abraham Lincoln, the whole world has needed a leader from time immemorial. A leader leads, helps to fight for our rights, revolt and bring about change and finally to achieve the impossible. Discover this space for the list of famous Leaders of the world with their biographies that include trivia and interesting facts about them and also tracing their timeline and life history.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...
(Indian)

Srila Prabhupada was an Indian spiritual teacher ...

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Indian)

Little did Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma know that ...

Aaron Burr Aaron Burr
(American)

When Aaron Burr Jr was born, little did his ...

Abba Eban Abba Eban
(Israeli)

Abba Eban was an Israeli politician, and ...

Abbe Pierre Abbe Pierre
(French)

Popularly known as the founder of the Emmaus ...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Algerian)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the fifth President of ...

Abdou Diouf Abdou Diouf
(Senegalese)

Abdou Diouf was the second President of Senegal; ...

Abdoulaye Wade Abdoulaye Wade
(Senegalese)

A politician, lawyer and professor by profession, ...

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Malaysian)

The 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Abdullah ...

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
(Saudi Arabian)

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the King of ...

Abdurrahman Wahid Abdurrahman Wahid
(Indonesian)

Abdurrahman Wahid, the 4th President of the ...

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
(American)

Turn the pages of America’s political history, ...

Abraham Whipple Abraham Whipple
(American)

Hundreds of men fought to the best possible ...

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
(American)

Adam Clayton Powell Junior was a well-known ...

Adam Malik Adam Malik
(Indonesian)

Adam Malik was Indonesia’s third vice president ...

Adi Da Adi Da
(American)

Better known as ‘Adi Da Samraj’, Franklin ...

Adi Shankara Adi Shankara
(Indian)

Adi Shankara was an 8th century Indian Hindu ...

Adlai Stevenson I Adlai Stevenson I
(American)

Born in Christian County, Kentucky, Adlai Ewing ...

Adlai Stevenson II Adlai Stevenson II
(American)

Born into an affluent political family, Adlai ...

Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler
(German)

‘Germany will either be a world power or will ...

Adolfo Rodríguez Saá Adolfo Rodríguez Saá...
(Argentine)

Adolfo Rodriguez Saa is an Argentine politician, ...

Aga Khan IV Aga Khan IV
(British)

Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) is a ...

Agnes Macphail Agnes Macphail
(Canadian)

Agnes Campbell Macphail was the first woman ...

Agostinho Neto Agostinho Neto
(Angolan)

Agostinho Neto was the first President of the ...

Agustín de Iturbide Agustín de Iturbide...
(Mexican)

Agustin de Iturbide was a Mexican revolutionist ...

Ahmad Shah Massoud Ahmad Shah Massoud
(Afghan)

Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was known in his native ...

Ahmadou Ahidjo Ahmadou Ahidjo
(Cameroonian)

Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo was the first President ...

Ahmed Ben Bella Ahmed Ben Bella
(Algerian)

Ahmed Ben Bella is remembered as one of the ...

Ahmed Chalabi Ahmed Chalabi
(Iraqi)

Ahmed Chalabi was an Iraqi politician who served ...

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Iranian)

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is one of the great ...

Akhenaten Akhenaten
(Egyptian)

Akhenaten was an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled for ...

Akihito Akihito
(Japanese)

Emperor Akihito is one of the very few emperors ...

Akong Rinpoche Akong Rinpoche

Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was tulku of the ...

Akua Dansua Akua Dansua
(Ghanaian)

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and ...

Al D'Amato Al D'Amato
(American)

A student of law and business administration, Al ...

Al Franken Al Franken
(American)

Al Franken is one of the most recognized and ...

Alan Cranston Alan Cranston
(American)

Alan Cranston was an American journalist and a ...

Alan K. Simpson Alan K. Simpson
(American)

Alan K. Simpson was born in a family with ...

Alan Keyes Alan Keyes
(American)

Born in a military family, Keyes spent his ...

Alan Garcia Alan Perez
(Peruvian)

Alan Garcia Perez is a former president of Peru ...

Alben W. Barkley Alben W. Barkley
(American)

Alben Barkley was an American statesman and ...

Albert John Luthuli Albert John Luthuli
(South African)

Albert John Luthuli, the president of the African ...

Alberto Fujimori Alberto Fujimori
(Peruvian)

Alberto Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician ...

Alexander Dubcek Alexander Dubcek
(Czech,Slovak)

Alexander Dubcek was a Slovak politician, best ...

Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton
(American)

Alexander Hamilton was one of the important ...

Alexander III of Russia Alexander III of Russia
(Russian)

Alexander III of Russia was the emperor of Russia ...

Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko
(Belarusian)

Alexander Lukashenko is the current President of ...

Alexander Severus Alexander Severus
(Italian)

Alexander Severus, also called Marcus Aurelius ...

Alexander the Great Alexander the Great
(Greek)

Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III ...

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Alexandre Auguste Ledru-R...
(French)

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin was a French ...

Alexei Kosygin Alexei Kosygin
(Soviet Russian,Ukrainian,Russian)

Alexei Kosygin was an important statesman of ...

Alf Landon Alf Landon
(American)

Alf Landon was an American Republican politician, ...

Alfred Deakin Alfred Deakin
(Australian)

Alfred Deakin was the second Prime Minister of ...

Alfred Emanuel Smith Alfred Emanuel Smith
(American)

Alfred Emanuel “Al” Smith was an American ...

Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl
(German)

Alfred Jodl was a top German military commander ...

Alfred Moisiu Alfred Moisiu
(Albanian)

Alfred Moisiu was the fourth President of Albania ...

Alfred Rosenberg Alfred Rosenberg
(German)

Born in Russia, Alfred Rosenberg was one of the ...

Alfred the Great Alfred the Great
(British)

Alfred the Great was the King of the southern ...

Alfredo Stroessner Alfredo Stroessner
(Paraguayan)

Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda was the long-time ...

Algirdas Brazauskas Algirdas Brazauskas
(Lithuanian)

Algirdas Brazauskas was the first President of ...

Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei
(Iranian)

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of ...

Alija Izetbegovic Alija Izetbegovic
(Bosniak)

Alija Izetbegovic, the first president of the ...

Almazbek Atambayev Almazbek Atambayev
(Kyrgyz)

Almazbek Atambayev is the President of Kyrgyzstan ...

Altaf Hussain Altaf Hussain
(Pakistani)

Altaf Hussain is a famous exiled Pakistani ...

Alva Myrdal Alva Myrdal
(Swedish)

Alva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat ...

Anastasio Somoza García Anastasio Somoza García...
(Nicaraguan)

Anastasio Somoza Garcia was the long-time ...

Anatoly Chubais Anatoly Chubais
(Russian)

Anatoly Chubais is an economist and politician ...

André-Marie Mbida André-Marie Mbida...
(Cameroonian)

Andre-Marie Mbida was the first head of state of ...

Andrew Bonar Law Andrew Bonar Law
(British)

Andrew Bonar Law was a British Conservative Party ...

Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson
(American)

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of ...

Andrew Johnson - 17 President of the United States of America From April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869 Andrew Johnson
(American)

Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of United ...

Aneurin Bevan Aneurin Bevan
(Welsh)

Aneurin Bevan was a British Labour Party ...

Angela Merkel Angela Merkel
(German)

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who ...

Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn
(British)

Anne Boleyn was one of the six wives of Henry ...

Annie Besant Annie Besant
(British)

Annie Besant was a political reformer, women’s ...

Antanas Smetona Antanas Smetona
(Lithuanian)

Antanas Smetona was a very significant Lithuanian ...

Anthony De Mello Anthony De Mello
(Indian)

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest and ...

Anthony Eden Anthony Eden
(British)

Anthony Eden was an English politician who served ...

Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne
(American)

Anthony Wayne was one of the important military ...

Anton Haus Anton Haus
(Austrian,Hungarian)

Admiral Anton Haus was the Commander in Chief of ...

Antonis Samaras Antonis Samaras
(Greek)

Antonis Samaras is a Greek politician who served ...

Anwar Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim
(Malaysian)

Anwar Ibrahim aka Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim aka ...

Anwar Sadat Anwar Sadat
(Egyptian)

Anwar Sadat was the 3rd President of Egypt, ...

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(Austrian)

Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este ...

Archibald Alexander Archibald Alexander
(American)

Archibald Alexander was an American Presbyterian ...

Ariel Sharon Ariel Sharon
(Israeli)

Ariel Sharon is the former Prime Minister of ...

Aristide Briand Aristide Briand
(French)

Aristide Briand was a French statesman, who ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Austrian)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a notable social and ...

Arnoldo Alemán Arnoldo Alemán...
(Nicaraguan)

Arnoldo Alemán was a lawyer, hailing from ...

Arthur Balfour Arthur Balfour
(British)

Arthur Balfour was one of the most prominent ...

Arthur Henderson Arthur Henderson
(British)

Arthur Henderson was a British politician, who ...

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duk...
(British)

One among the world’s most legendary military ...

Aruna Asaf Ali Aruna Asaf Ali
(Indian)

Popularly known as the Grand Old Lady of the ...

Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal
(Indian)

Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian anti corruption ...

Ashoka Ashoka
(Indian)

Ashoka, also known as ‘Ashoka the Great’, was ...

Ashraf Ghani Ashraf Ghani
(Afghan)

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is an Afghan scholar, ...

Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari
(Pakistani)

Asif Ali Zardari began his professional life ...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Indian)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a highly respected ...

Augusto César Sandino Augusto César Sandino...
(Nicaraguan)

Augusto César Sandino, the famous Nicaraguan ...

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