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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.
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 ...

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 ...

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
(American)

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

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 is an Iraqi politician who was ...

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Iranian)

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is one of the great ...

Akua Dansua Akua Dansua
(Ghanaian)

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and ...

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 ...

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 Emanuel Smith Alfred Emanuel Smith
(American)

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

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 ...

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 ...

Antanas Smetona Antanas Smetona
(Lithuanian)

Antanas Smetona was a very significant Lithuanian ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal
(Indian)

Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian anti corruption ...

Ashraf Ghani Ashraf Ghani
(Afghan)

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is an Afghan scholar, ...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Indian)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a highly respected ...

Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi
(Burmese)

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

Austen Chamberlain Austen Chamberlain
(British)

Austen Chamberlain was a British statesman of the ...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(American)

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

Azmin Ali Azmin Ali
(Malaysian)

Azmin Ali is a Malaysian politician and the ...

B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar
(Indian)

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

Baburam Bhattarai Baburam Bhattarai
(Nepalese)

Baburam Bhattarai is a Nepalese politician, ...

Bal Gangadhar Tilak Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian)

While Gandhi fondly administered the title of ...

Bamir Topi Bamir Topi
(Albanian)

Bamir Topi is an Albanian politician, who served ...

Barack Obama Barack Obama
(American)

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

Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan
(American)

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

Barry Morris Goldwater Barry Morris Goldwater
(American)

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

Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw
(British)

Ben Bradshaw is a British politician who has been ...

Benazir Bhutto Benazir Bhutto
(Pakistani)

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

Benigno Aquino III Benigno Aquino III
(Filipino)

Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III is the 15th ...

Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini
(Italian)

Fascist leader Benito Mussolini ruled Italy as ...

Benjamin Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli
(British)

Benjamin Disraeli is one of the most prominent ...

Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
(American)

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of ...

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Israeli)

Benjamin Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister ...

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Nigerian)

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first President ...

Benjamin Rush Benjamin Rush
(American)

Benjamin Rush was one of the major political ...

Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders
(American)

Bernie Sanders is an American politician and a ...

Blaise Diagne Blaise Diagne
(Senegalese)

Blaise Diagne was one of the most important ...

Bob Dole Bob Dole
(American)

Robert Joseph Dole, popularly known as Bob Dole, ...

Bob Hawke Bob Hawke
(Australian)

Robert James Lee ‘Bob’ Hawke is an Australian ...

Bob Wise Bob Wise
(American)

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

Bobby Jindal Bobby Jindal
(American)

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician ...

Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington
(American)

One of the foremost leaders of the ...

Boris Johnson Boris Johnson
(American)

Boris Johnson is a British politician who has ...

Boris Yeltsin Boris Yeltsin
(Russian)

He is popularly remembered as the first President ...

Boutros Boutros-Ghali Boutros Boutros-Ghali
(Egyptian)

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was an Egyptian statesman, ...

Bruce Fairchild Barton Bruce Fairchild Barton
(American)

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

C. Rajagopalachari C. Rajagopalachari
(Indian)

C. Rajagopalachari was an Indian lawyer, ...

C.P. Scott C.P. Scott
(British)

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

By maybe John Thomas Scharf [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Caesar Rodney
(American)

Caesar Rodney was an American Lawyer, politician ...

Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge
(American)

Calvin Coolidge was a Republican politician who ...

Canaan Banana Canaan Banana
(Zimbabwean)

Canaan Banana was an eminent political leader of ...

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