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Presenting biographical sketch of some of the most famous political leaders of all times. Biographies of these leaders trace their life history, works & achievements.

A political leader, or a politician, can be anyone who has taken up the responsibility of governing a tribe, city, state, region or even an entire nation. History has given us a plethora of political leaders, both good and bad, who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of their countries and the people living in the country. Political leaders are not just people who govern nations during peace times but also during times of crisis. They are people who are responsible for making and implementing strategies and policies meant to better serve the interests of the country they govern. These leaders are chosen through various processes, some examples of which would be through elections, in a democratic nation, and through lineage or birthright, in case of a monarchy, or even dictatorships wherein one individual declares himself the head of state. A look at the political leader’s hall of fame would reveal names like Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill and even Genghis Khan. What follows next are the biographies of some of the most famous politicians along with information on their life’s story, trivia about them, their timelines and some other interesting facts about their professional and personal lives.
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 ...

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 ...

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln

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

Adam Malik Adam Malik

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

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 ...

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 ...

Akua Dansua Akua Dansua

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and ...

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 ...

 	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 Smith Alfred Emanuel Smith

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

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 ...

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 ...

Antanas Smetona Antanas Smetona

Antanas Smetona was a very significant Lithuanian ...

Anthony Eden Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden was an English politician who served ...

Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne

Anthony Wayne was one of the important military ...

Antonis Samaras Antonis Samaras

Antonis Samaras is a Greek politician who served ...

Anwar Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim aka Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim aka ...

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 ...

Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian anti corruption ...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a highly respected ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Barry Morris Goldwate - United States Senator from Arizona Barry Morris Goldwater

As a youth, Barry Goldwater steered his family ...

Benazir Bhutto Benazir Bhutto

Popularly known as the Iron Lady of Pakistan, ...

Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini

Fascist leader Benito Mussolini ruled Italy as ...

Benjamin Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli is one of the most prominent ...

Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of ...

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister ...

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first President ...

Benjamin Rush Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush was one of the major political ...

Blaise Diagne Blaise Diagne

Blaise Diagne was one of the most important ...

Bob Wise Bob Wise

Bob Wise is one of the strongest voices in ...

Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington

One of the foremost leaders of the ...

Boris Yeltsin Boris Yeltsin

He is popularly remembered as the first President ...

Bruce Barton Bruce Fairchild Barton

A multi-dimensional personality, Bruce Barton was ...

C. Rajagopalachari C. Rajagopalachari

C. Rajagopalachari was an Indian lawyer, ...

C.P. Scott C.P. Scott

C. P. Scott was a famous British journalist, who ...

Caesar Rodney Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney was an American Lawyer, politician ...

Canaan Banana Canaan Banana

Canaan Banana was an eminent political leader of ...

Carl Albert Carl Albert

Carl Bert Albert was an American Democratic ...

Carl Stokes Carl Stokes

Carl Stokes was an American politician and 51st ...

Charles Dawes Charles G. Dawes

Charles Gates Dawes was the 30th Vice President ...

Charles Stewart Parnell Charles Stewart Parnell

Charles Parnell was an Irish nationalist who ...

Charles Taylor Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is a former politician from the ...

Cheddi Jagan Cheddi Jagan

Cheddi Jagan was a former president of Guyana, ...

Chester A. Arthur Chester A. Arthur

Though the United States has had 44 presidents so ...

Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek

Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political leader ...

Chief Seattle Chief Seattle

The indigenous populations in North America ...

Chittaranjan Das Chittaranjan Das

Chittaranjan Das was one of the most prominent ...

Chris Christie Chris Christie

Chris Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey ...

Cicero Cicero

Marcus Cicero was a Roman philosopher, ...

Clement Attlee Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee, was a British Labour Party ...

Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is an American diplomat who ...

Cordell Hull Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull was a major political leader of ...

 Dadabhai Naoroji Dadabhai Naoroji

The first ever Asian to be a British Member of ...

Dalai Lama Dalai Lama

The longest living Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is ...

Dalia GrybauskaitÄ Dalia GrybauskaitÄ

Dalia Grybauskaitė, also referred to as the ...

Dan Quayle Dan Quayle

Dan Quayle was the 44th Vice President of the ...

Daniel Webster Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster was a renowned American Senator ...