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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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 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 ...

John Tyler John Tyler

John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States of America is best remembered for approving the annexation of Texas and bringing Florida ...

John Wilkes John Wilkes

John Wilkes, who was famous as a libertine of his age, was a journalist, best remembered for introducing the first ‘bill’ in the British ...

Joko Widodo Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo is the current President of Indonesia serving in this position since October 2014. There was some controversy involved during the ...

Paul Joseph Goebbels Joseph Goebbels

Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda during Hitler’s rule over Germany. He played ...

Joseph McCarthy Joseph McCarthy

Joseph Raymond McCarthy was a Republican U.S. Senator who represented Wisconsin for 10 years from 1947 to 1957. A highly ambitious politician he ...

Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin was one of the greatest leaders of the former Soviet Union and General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union ...

Joshua Chamberlain Joshua Chamberlain

Joshua Chamberlain was an American professor-turned-soldier who commanded the 20th Maine Regiment to glorious victory at Gettysburg during the ...

Josiah Bartlett Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett was an American physician and politician who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence on behalf of New Hampshire. As a ...

Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito was a popular statesman, who served as a Yugoslav Partisan, which was Europe’s most effective anti-Nazi resistance movement. ...

Julius Caesar Julius Caesar

Regarded as ‘the greatest man of all ages’ by many, Julius Caesar is one of the most eternally fascinating figures in history. He was a ...

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Khan Abdul Ghaffar K...

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun independence activist and a spiritual leader nicknamed as “Frontier Gandhi” due to his political ...

Kim Dae Jung Kim Dae Jung

Kim Dae Jung, the fifteenth President of Korea is mainly known for his opposition to and lifelong struggle against the authoritarian rule in ...

Kim Jong Il Kim Jong Il

In the political history of leadership in North Korea, no other personality holds as much an importance as Kim Jong II, the Supreme Leader of ...

King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland King James I

King James VI of Scotland and King James I of England was celebrated for eliminating years of strife in England as well as in Scotland, by ...

Kitaw Ejigu Kitaw Ejigu

Kitaw Ejigu was an Ethiopian American engineer and political leader; he was one of Ethiopia’s first aerospace scientists. With the completion ...

Kofi Annan Kofi Annan

Kofi Atta Annan, a diplomat from the West African country of Ghana was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations (UN) staff to serve ...

Kwame Nkrumah Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah and the members of his party, The Convention People’s Party, worked towards starting a peaceful uprising towards British rule by ...

L.K. Advani L. K. Advani

Lal Krishna Advani is an Indian politician and one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been the leader of the ...

Lal Bahadur Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri was an Indian political leader who served as the third Prime Minister of the Republic of India. Influenced by prominent ...

Lala Lajpat Rai Lala Lajpat Rai

Popularly known as Punjab Kesari or the Lion of Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the greatest leaders of India, who actively took part in the ...

Lech Walesa Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa is a former president of Poland and a Nobel Peace Prize Winner. He is also a humanitarian and a co founder of ‘Solidarity’, the ...

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky was one of the key revolutionaries in the history of Russia, who fought, alongside the likes of Lenin, for the liberation of the ...

Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev was a Communist Party official and a statesman of the former Soviet Union. He served as the leader of the Soviet Union for ...

Lester B. Pearson Lester B. Pearson

Lester Bowles Pearson was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. He was a multi faceted person -professor, historian, civil servant, statesman, ...

Lincoln Davis Lincoln Davis

Lincoln Davis is a member of the Democratic Party in the United States of America and the former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 4th ...

Ljubco Georgievski Ljubčo Georgievski...

Ljubco Georgievski is a Macedonian politician who served as the 3rd Primie Minister of Macedonia. He is a key figure in shaping the history of ...

Lord Acton Lord Acton

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, better known as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian and politician who had once served as a Member ...

Lord Mountbatten Lord Mountbatten

A British statesman and naval officer, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten was a man of honor. Born with the title His Serene ...

Lord North Lord North

Popularly known by his title name Lord North, Frederick North was the Prime Minister of Great Britain who served from January 1770 to March ...

Luther Martin Luther Martin

Luther Martin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, was a lawyer and politician who had refused to sign the Constitution ...

Lyman Hall Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was an American physician and statesman, best known as one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, ...

Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India who led the country in the ...

Mahinda Rajapaksa Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician who served as the country’s 6th President. He was first sworn in as the president in November ...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad served as the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and was one of the most prominent leaders of the Alliance of ...

Maithripala Sirisena Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena is a Sri Lankan politician who became the 7th President of Sri Lanka in January 2015. Prior to contesting in the ...

Manuel Gonzalez Manuel González Flo...

Manuel Gonzalez Flores was a liberal politician and military general who served as the 31st president of Mexico. Joining the military after the ...

Mao Zedong Mao Zedong

Turn down the pages of Chinese history and one name that draws enough eyeballs, both for reasons right and wrong is Mao Zedong. Termed as the ...

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey was a political activist, entrepreneur and orator of Jamaican origin. The harsh treatment that he received from his white friends ...

Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher

‘I fight on, I fight to win’ asserted Britain’s first female Prime Minister and leader of the British Conservative Party; and win she did. ...

Marion Barry Marion Barry

At a time when African-Americans were not permitted to voice their sentiments related to racism and equality, Marion Barry became one of those ...

Mark Kennedy Mark Kennedy

Mark Raymond Kennedy is an American businessman and politician. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant and went on to receive his ...

Mark White Mark White

A lawyer by profession, Mark White got involved in politics at an early age, and strived to improve the state of Texas in his capacity as the ...

Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren was an illustrious lawyer and a brilliant politician, who became the eighth President of the United States of America. He along ...

Matthew Thornton Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton was an Irish born American physician and legislator who was one of the 56 signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence in ...

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Maulana Abul Kalam A...

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the face of communal harmony in modern India. A renowned scholar and an active political leader, he had a ...

Mauricio Funes Mauricio Funes

Mauricio Funes is a Salvadoran politician who served as president of his country, as a member of the left-wing socialist ‘FarabundoMartí ...

Michael Steele Michael Steele

Michael Steele is an American politician who has worked his way to become one of the foremost Republican leaders of the U.S. A native of ...

Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev

A great statesman and an outstanding leader, Mikhail Gorbachev played a quintessential role in terminating the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin ...

Mohamed Morsi Mohamed Morsi

Mohamed Morsi is an Egyptian politician who served as the first democratically elected President of Egypt before his government was overthrown ...

Morarji Desai Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai’s contribution in the freedom struggle and later as a politician is unparalleled. Starting off as civil service employee in the ...

Moshe Dayan Moshe Dayan

Voted as ‘the 73rd-greatest Israeli of all time’, Moshe Dayan is believed to be one of the greatest generals of all time. He became a ...

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The founder and the first Governor General of the state of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was one of the most influential political leaders in ...

Kemal Ataturk Mustafa Kemal Atatur...

Kemal Ataturk was a revolutionary leader of Turkey who let the Turkish National Movement in the Turkish War of Independence and set up the ...

Nandan Nilekani Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur and one of the founders of the 'Infosys', the famous Indian IT company. He is a hero and an ...

Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte

The latter years of the French Revolution saw the emergence of a man who played a quintessential role in shaping the future of France – ...

Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is the current Prime Minster of Pakistan; he is in office since 2013. A veteran politician, he has previously served ...

Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela

Ironically, his baptized forename, ‘Rolihlahla’ meaning ‘troublemaker’, blended well with his personality over the growing years as ...

Nicholas II Nicholas II

The last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II was an infamous king who was executed at the age of 50. Ascending to the throne at the age of 26, after the ...