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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...

Srila Prabhupada was an Indian spiritual teacher ...

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Little did Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma know that ...

Aaron Burr Aaron Burr

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

Abba Eban Abba Eban

Abba Eban was an Israeli politician, and ...

Abbe Pierre Abbe Pierre

Popularly known as the founder of the Emmaus ...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the fifth President of ...

Abdou Diouf Abdou Diouf

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

Abdoulaye Wade Abdoulaye Wade

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

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

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

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

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

Abdurrahman Wahid Abdurrahman Wahid

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

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Whipple Abraham Whipple

Hundreds of men fought to the best possible ...

Adam Malik Adam Malik

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

Adi Da Adi Da

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

Adi Shankara Adi Shankara

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

Adlai Stevenson I Adlai Stevenson I

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

Adlai Stevenson II Adlai Stevenson II

Born into an affluent political family, Adlai ...

Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler

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

Aga Khan IV Aga Khan IV

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

Agnes Macphail Agnes Macphail

Agnes Campbell Macphail was the first woman ...

Agostinho Neto Agostinho Neto

Agostinho Neto was the first President of the ...

Ahmadou Ahidjo Ahmadou Ahidjo

Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo was the first President ...

Ahmed Ben Bella Ahmed Ben Bella

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

Ahmed Chalabi Ahmed Chalabi

Ahmed Chalabi is an Iraqi politician who was ...

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is one of the great ...

Akhenaten Akhenaten

Akhenaten was an Egyptian Pharaoh who ruled for ...

Akihito Akihito

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

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and ...

Al D'Amato Al D'Amato

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

Al Franken Al Franken

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

Alan Cranston Alan Cranston

Alan Cranston was an American journalist and a ...

Alan K. Simpson Alan K. Simpson

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

Alan Keyes Alan Keyes

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

Alan Garcia Alan Perez

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

Albert John Luthuli Albert John Luthuli

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

Alberto Fujimori Alberto Fujimori

Alberto Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician ...

Alexander DubÄek Alexander DubÄek

Alexander Dubcek was a Slovak politician, best ...

Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was one of the important ...

Alexander III of Russia Alexander III of Russia

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

Alexander Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko is the current President of ...

Alexander Severus Alexander Severus

Alexander Severus, also called Marcus Aurelius ...

Alexander the Great Alexander the Great

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

 	Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Alexandre Auguste Ledru-R...

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin was a French ...

Alexei Kosygin Alexei Kosygin

Alexei Kosygin was an important statesman of ...

Alf Landon Alf Landon

Alf Landon was an American Republican politician, ...

Alfred Deakin Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin was the second Prime Minister of ...

Alfred Smith Alfred Emanuel Smith

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

Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl

Alfred Jodl was a top German military commander ...

Alfred Rosenberg Alfred Rosenberg

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

Alfred the Great Alfred the Great

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

Alfredo Stroessner Alfredo Stroessner

Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda was the long-time ...

Algirdas Brazauskas Algirdas Brazauskas

Algirdas Brazauskas was the first President of ...

Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of ...

Alija Izetbegovic Alija Izetbegovic

Alija Izetbegovic, the first president of the ...

Altaf Hussain Altaf Hussain

Altaf Hussain is a famous exiled Pakistani ...

Alva Myrdal Alva Myrdal

Alva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat ...

Anastasio Somoza García Anastasio Somoza García...

Anastasio Somoza Garcia was the long-time ...

Anatoly Chubais Anatoly Chubais

Anatoly Chubais is an economist and politician ...

André-Marie Mbida André-Marie Mbida...

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

Andrew Bonar Law Andrew Bonar Law

Andrew Bonar Law was a British Conservative Party ...

Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson

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

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

Aneurin Bevan Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan was a British Labour Party ...

Anne Boleyn Anne Boleyn

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

Annie Besant Annie Besant

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

Antanas Smetona Antanas Smetona

Antanas Smetona was a very significant Lithuanian ...

Anthony De Mello Anthony De Mello

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest and ...

Anthony Eden Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden was an English politician who served ...

Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne

Anthony Wayne was one of the important military ...

Anton Haus Anton Haus

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

Antonis Samaras Antonis Samaras

Antonis Samaras is a Greek politician who served ...

Anwar Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim aka Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim aka ...

Anwar Sadat Anwar Sadat

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

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand

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

Archibald Alexander Archibald Alexander

Archibald Alexander was an American Presbyterian ...

Ariel Sharon Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon is the former Prime Minister of ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a notable social and ...

Arnoldo Alemán Arnoldo Alemán...

Arnoldo Alemán was a lawyer, hailing from ...

Arthur Balfour Arthur Balfour

Arthur Balfour was one of the most prominent ...

Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duk...

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

Aruna Asaf Ali Aruna Asaf Ali

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

Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian anti corruption ...

Ashoka Ashoka

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

Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari

Asif Ali Zardari began his professional life ...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a highly respected ...

Augusto César Sandino Augusto César Sandino...

Augusto César Sandino, the famous Nicaraguan ...

Augusto Pinochet Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet was a military officer in Chile ...

Augustus Augustus

Augustus, also called Octavian, adopted name ...

Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi

The rising and shinning face of Burma’s ...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born American ...

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Ayatollah Khomeini

Very few people can boast of having an ...

Azmin Ali Azmin Ali

Azmin Ali is a Malaysian politician and the ...

B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar

B.R. Ambedkar was a leading activist and social ...

Bahadur Shah Zafar Bahadur Shah Zafar

Bahadur Shah Zafar, also known as Bahadur Shah ...

Bal Gangadhar Tilak Bal Gangadhar Tilak

While Gandhi fondly administered the title of ...

Barack Obama Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th and current President of ...

Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan had a lot of firsts in her career ...