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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.

Dick Cheney Dick Cheney

Known to be one of the most influential vice-presidents in the history of the United States of America, Dick Cheney is an illustrious politician ...

Don Dunstan Don Dunstan

Don Dunstan was a South Australian politician, best-known as the 35th Premier of South Australia and the 38th Attorney-General of the same ...

Dr Zakir Hussain Dr Zakir Hussain

Dr Zakir Hussain was the third President of India and the first Muslim to occupy that post. He was a renowned educationist and intellectual and ...

Earl Warren Earl Warren

Earl Warren was a famous American politician and jurist, who served the country as the Governor of California and the Chief Justice of the ...

Edgar Savisaar Edgar Savisaar

Edgar Savisaar who went on to become a prominent politician was born in a prison following his parents’ arrest. Fortunately his mother’s ...

Edward Everett Edward Everett

Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, diplomat, educator and orator who served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Governor of ...

Elbridge Gerry Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry was a true patriot who played a significant role in America’s struggle to establish its independent identity, ideology and ...

Eldridge Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver was a renowned political activist and leader of the Black Panther Party. As a writer, he is remembered for his collection of ...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirlea...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the current President of Liberia. She is Africa’s first elected female head of state, famously dubbed as the ‘Iron ...

Emile Habibi Emile Habibi

Emile Habibi was a Palestinian writer and a communist politician who became one of the most popular authors in the Middle East through his ...

Brigadier J. Enoch Powell Enoch Powell

Brigadier John Enoch Powell was a British politician who had served as a Member of Parliament and Minister of Health. He is best remembered for ...

Enrique Bolaños Enrique Bolaños...

Enrique Bolaños is a former President of Nicaragua, having served his term in the early 2000s. This politician hails from a family that had ...

Ernesto Cardenal Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto Cardenal is a Roman Catholic priest who is also a poet, politician, and revolutionary. Considered by many to be Nicaragua’s second ...

F D Roosevelt F D Roosevelt

Jean Edward Smith’s quote ‘He lifted himself from a wheelchair to lift the nation from its knees’ best describes Roosevelt’s prominent ...

Fatima Jinnah Fatima Jinnah

Fatima Ali Jinnah is generally regarded as the 'Mother of Pakistan'. Born to a large family in what was then a colonial territory, Fatima grew ...

Fidel Castro Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is one of the most prominent communist leaders of the last century. He was the Prime Minister, President and Commander-in-Chief of ...

Francis Hopkinson Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson was one of the 56 signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and is also credited to have designed the first American ...

Francis Lewis Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis, one of the 56 signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was a businessman and politician who represented New York in the ...

Francisco Flores Pérez Francisco Flores Pé...

Francisco Flores Perez is a Salvadoran politician who served as the he President of El Salvador from 1999 to 2004. An impressive personality ...

Francisco Solano López Francisco Solano Ló...

Francisco Solano Lopez was the president of Paraguay from 1862 to 1870; he is widely held responsible for instigating the ‘War of the Triple ...

Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce

When Franklin Pierce became the 14th President of the United States, the political atmosphere of the country was that of the calm before the ...

Gamal Abdel Nasser Gamal Abdel Nasser

Gamal Abdel Naseer was one of the foremost rulers of Egypt who served as the second President of the country from 1956 until his death in 1970. ...

General Aung San General Aung San

Aung San was a revolutionary nationalist leader of Burmese origin. He is regarded as the father of modern-day Burma. He took the initiative to ...

George Canning George Canning

George Canning was a British politician who later became Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister of the UK. During his parliamentary career, he ...

George Habash George Habash

George Habash, also known as al-Hakim, was the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He also served as the ...

George Wallace George Wallace

Who would have ever thought, that a young boy, who worked his way through school by boxing professionally or serving as a kitchen helper, would ...

George Washington George Washington

George Washington was the first President of the United States who led the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolutionary War against ...

George Wythe George Wythe

George Wythe was a prominent lawyer, educator and judge who represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and signed the U.S. Declaration of ...

Gideon Welles - United States Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles

Gideon Welles was the U.S. Secretary of the Navy first under the administration of President Abraham Lincoln and later under the presidency of ...

Giuseppe Mazzini Giuseppe Mazzini

Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian activist and leader who worked tirelessly for the unification of Italy. Committed towards the cause of free, ...

Golda Meir Golda Meir

The first ever woman to be elected the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir was a person of strong character known for her honest and ...

Goodluck Jonathan Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is a Nigerian politician who became the President of Nigeria in 2010 and has been serving in this position since ...

Gopal Krishna Gokhale Gopal Krishna Gokhal...

A pioneer of the Indian National Movement, Gopal Krishna Gokhale was one of the founding social and political leaders who fought all his life ...

Gordon Brown Gordon Brown

One of Britain’s most influential politicians, Gordon Brown became the 52nd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Tony Blair. He ...

Gough Whitlam Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam was Australia’s Prime Minister and a visionary who had ideas much ahead of his time. This academic genius was able to set ...

Guillermo Endara Guillermo Endara

Guillermo David Endara Galimany is known to be a nationalist, a man who nurtured a dream to free his country from the grip of military regime, ...

Gustáv Husák Gustáv Husák...

Gustav Husak was a Slovak politician who served as the President of Czechoslovakia from 1975 to 1989. A staunch Communist, he had been long ...

Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai was the President of Afghanistan. Born to an elite family with hereditary experience in leadership positions, Hamid was raised in ...

Hanan Ashrawi Hanan Ashrawi

Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian legislator and human rights activist, who was inspired as a child by the nationalist contributions made by her ...

Haneen Zoabi Haneen Zoabi

Haneen Zoabi is a controversial Arab lawmaker in the Israeli parliament. Born in the occupied West Bank, she was raised by a devout family of ...

Harold Holt Harold Holt

Harold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. Before becoming the Prime Minister in 1966, he had been a MP for 31 years—the longest ...

Harvey Milk Harvey Milk

America’s first openly gay politician, Harvey Bernard Milk was an icon for the gay community in the United States and a champion of the ...

Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud Hassan Sheikh Mohamo...

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is the current president of Somalia; he is in the office since September 2012. Born in central Hiran province, he grew up ...

Helmut Kohl Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl is one of the most prominent leaders, who is single-handedly responsible for the integration of East and West Germany to a unified ...

Henri La Fontaine Henri La Fontaine

Henri La Fontaine was a bibliographer, professor of International law and senator in the Belgium legislature who received the Nobel Peace Prize ...

Henry Kissinger Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger is a German-born American political scientist, bureaucrat and diplomat who served America as National Security Advisor and later ...

Heydar Aliyev Heydar Aliyev

Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev, also known as Gaydar Aliev, was the third President of Azerbaijan who served from October 1993 to October 2003. As ...

Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton

Radiating power, authority and dominance, Hilary Rodham Clinton is one of the most powerful female politicians around the world. Raised in a ...

Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh was one of the prominent Vietnamese communist revolutionary leaders, who fought the colonial forces for the liberation of the ...

Holden Roberto Holden Roberto

Holden Roberto was an Angolan independence leader who founded the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA). One of the fathers of Angola’s ...

Horacio Cartes Horacio Cartes

Horacio Cartes is a Paraguayan businessman and the present President of Paraguay. He has been an extremely successful entrepreneur who ...

Hu Jintao Hu Jintao

Popularly adjudged by the media as the second most powerful person in the world, Hu Jintao is a former leader of the Communist Party of China. ...

Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez was one of the most influential figures of the Venezuela politics, who was elected as the President of the country for four ...

Hun Sen Hun Sen

With both supporters and detractors, politicians can be extremely polarizing figures. Among these, Hun Sen, the 34th and current Prime Minister ...

Hussain Muhammad Ershad Hussain Muhammad Ers...

Hussain Muhammad Ershad, alumni of the ‘University of Dhaka’ started off as a military officer in the Pakistan Army and after the ...

Hussein Onn Hussein Onn

Tun Hussein bin Dato' Onn was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia; he served as Prime Minister from 1976 to 1981. A much beloved and respected ...

I.K. Gujral I. K. Gujral

Inder Kumar Gujral, also known as I.K. Gujral, was an Indian politician and served as the thirteenth Prime Minister of India. He was a poetic ...

Imelda Marcos Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos is a Filipino politician and widow of former President of the Philippines. Known for her flamboyant lifestyle, she took an active ...

Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi

Popularly known as the Iron Lady of India, Indira Gandhi earned a formidable reputation across the globe as a ‘statesman’. Her sheer sense ...

Iskander Mirza Iskander Mirza

Iskander Mirza was a notable politician who had seen India as a British colony, and was also a witness to the partition of India and Pakistan. ...

Ivan GaÅ¡paroviÄ Ivan Gašparovič...

Ivan Gašparovič, a Slovak politician and lawyer, is best known for his service as the President of Slovakia over the course of ten years. His ...

Ivica DaÄiÄ Ivica Dačić...

Ivica Dacic is currently the First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. He previously held the office ...

J. B. Kirpalani J. B. Kripalani

Acharya J. B. Kripalani was an accomplished politician and socialist, who contributed much, both before and after Indian independence. An ardent ...

Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma is the current President of South Africa; he is in the office since 2009. Zuma is a controversial politician who has been accused of ...

Jacques Chirac Jacques Chirac

Jacques Chirac is a renowned French politician who rose to prominence for his impeccable contribution in French politics. During his active ...

Jakaya Kikwete Jakaya Kikwete

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is the current President of the United Republic of Tanzania who succeeded Benjamin Mkapa. He was elected on a CCM ticket, ...

James Buchanan James Buchanan

During one of the most difficult phases in American history, when old resolved issues, were once again getting complicated James Buchanan Jr. ...

James Callaghan James Callaghan

James Callaghan, also known as the Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. He was also the ...

Sir James Douglas James Douglas

James Douglas began his career working with the fur trading ‘North West Company’, and with the ‘Hudson’s Bay Company’. He quickly rose ...

James K. Polk James K. Polk

James Knox Polk has the distinction of not only being the 11th President of the United States of America but for also being the youngest among ...

James L. Buckley James L. Buckley

A distinguished politician and a former judge, James Lane Buckley is a former United States Senator from the state of New York, representing the ...

James Monroe James Monroe

The fifth President of the United States of America, James Monroe was last of the veterans of the American Revolutionary War to hold this ...

James R. Thompson James R. Thompson

James R. Thompson was among the foremost crusaders against organized crime in Chicago. Working as a federal prosecutor, he convicted many ...

James Wilson James Wilson

James Wilson, a lawyer by profession, was one of the many delegates from Pennsylvania who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776. A ...

János Ãder János Áder...

Janos Ader is one of the most famous names in Hungarian politics. Although he graduated as a lawyer, this man quickly moved into politics at a ...

Jawaharlal Nehru Jawaharlal Nehru

An iconic politician and a revolutionary, Jawaharlal Nehru is widely admired for his astute idealism and statesmanship. Endowed with a wonderful ...

Jean-Bertrand Aristide Jean-Bertrand Aristi...

Famous as the first elected President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is a staunch supporter of democracy. When he ended the dictatorship in ...

Jean-Claude Duvalier Jean-Claude Duvalier

Jean Claude Duvalier was the son of a tyrannical ruler of Haiti who ruled the nation only to deteriorate its condition. He followed his ...

Jean-Pierre Bemba Jean-Pierre Bemba

Jean-Pierre Bemba is a political leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo who was involved in a violent power struggle. He is currently ...

Jennifer Carroll Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Sandra Carroll is a Trinidadian-born American politician who became the first woman to be elected as the Lieutenant Governor of the ...

Jerry Springer Jerry Springer

Gerald Norman ‘Jerry’ Springer is an England born American talk show host of America’s most famous tabloid talk show, ‘The Jerry ...

Jesse Ventura Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura served as the 38th governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He had successful careers as a wrestler, actor and author. Born as ...

Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of America and aspired to establish a government which was both, competent and compassionate. He won the ...

Joaquim Chissano Joaquim Chissano

An inspiration for many, Joaquim Alberto Chissano is an enthusiastic leader who believes in spirituality, and advocates that a spiritual ...

Joaquin Balaguer Joaquin Balaguer

It is not often that aging politicians with numerous health problems get to rule over a country, but Joaquin Balaguer, a three-time President of ...

Joaquin Eufrasio Buzman Joaquín Eufrasio Gu...

Joaquin Eufrasio Guzman served as the President of El Salvador in 1845-1846. Brought up by a conservative Catholic family, Joaquin Eufrasio ...

John Bright John Bright

John Bright was a British Liberal politician. A contemporary of Queen Victoria, this radical politician was a great orator. Belonging to a ...

John Davis Long John Davis Long

John Davis Long was an American politician, lawyer and writer, and served as the Secretary of the Navy during the Spanish-American War. Long ...

John Dramani Mahama John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama is a prominent leader of Ghana. He belongs to a family who have been associated with the country’s politics for a very ...

John F Kennedy John F Kennedy

A quote by Kennedy, ‘Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men’, perfectly summarizes his philosophy of life. A man with a ...

John Garang John Garang

John Garang, a member of the poor ethnic Dinka tribe, was a political leader, who initially served in the first ‘Sudanese Civil War’. While ...

John Glenn John Glenn

The first American astronaut to orbit the earth, the third and the oldest American to make it to space, John Glenn is a man who has donned ...

John Hancock John Hancock

The first signatory to affix his signature on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, John Hancock was a prosperous merchant cum politician. He ...

John Henninger Reagan John Henninger Reaga...

John H. Reagan was an able Texas statesman who was compared to Cincinnatus, the Roman hero of yesteryears. Hailing from a family of farmers and ...

John Hume John Hume

John Hume is one of the most towering figures of the 20th century who played a major role in the Northern Ireland’s peace processes. Regarded ...

John Key John Key

John Phillip Key is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand who assumed office in 2008. He is also the Leader of the New Zealand National ...

John McCain John McCain

John McCain was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in the 2008 elections. Currently, he is the US Senator from Arizona. Born into a ...

John Pippy John Pippy

John Pippy is an American Republican politician from the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. Born to a United States Air Force officer, at a base ...

John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams

Before becoming the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams essayed many other roles in the field of public service, right from ...

John Turner John Turner

John Napier Wyndham Turner served as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada. From track star to Rhodes Scholar, born with good looks and possessing a ...