The British Empire was once upon a time the largest empire in history and for over a century, was the foremost global power. The expansion of the empire began in late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I granted patents to explorers to claim newer lands for England. King James I continued her legacy and promoted the extensive expansion of the British Empire. However the British began to lose several of the territories starting from the 18th century and the country went through a political upheaval. During this time, a new kind of British leaders began to emerge; Sir Robert Walpole, a British statesman, became the first person to be considered Britain's Prime Minister. Another of the nation’s Prime Ministers, Charles Grey, a member of the Whig Party, backed significant reform of the British government and is regarded as the first modern Prime Minister. Sir Winston Churchill, one of the most popular leaders of the United Kingdom was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. David Lloyd George, Stanley Baldwin, Margaret Thatcher, and James Callaghan are some others who are regarded as prominent British leaders. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous British leaders.
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg
24 May 1969
Politician

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949
Politician, Trade Unionist
Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD
Marquess of Pembroke

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982
The Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip

David CameronDavid Cameron
09 October 1966
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Theresa MayTheresa May
01 October 1956
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
1028 AD
King of England

Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla
27 May 1939
Army Officer
Tony BlairTony Blair
06 May 1953
Prime Minister of Britain

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
0849 AD
King of Wessex
Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes
13 April 1570
Soldier

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK
Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965
Editor, Journalist

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741
American Revolutionary War General
John MajorJohn Major
29 March 1943
Former Prime Minister of Britain

Gordon BrownGordon Brown
20 February 1951
 

James II Of England James II of England
14 October 1633
King of England

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Military Leader
Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain
18 March 1869
Prime Minister of the U.K.
Thomas MoreThomas More
07 February 1478
Catholic Saint

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
10 February 1894
Former British Prime Minister

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Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
13 December 1936
Imam of Nizari Ismailism

Clement AttleeClement Attlee
03 January 1883
Former British Prime Minister

Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan
08 October 1970
Mayor of London
David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
17 January 1863
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli
21 December 1804
British Prime Minister
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist

John WesleyJohn Wesley
17 June 1703
Anglican Cleric and Christian Theologian

Thomas BecketThomas Becket
21 December 1118
Saint
William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain

Jack ChurchillJack Churchill
16 September 1906
Military Leader
James CallaghanJames Callaghan
27 March 1912
 

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount MelbourneWilliam Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
15 March 1779
Former British Prime Minister

Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953
Journalist, Political Leader

Tony BennTony Benn
03 April 1925
Former British Politician

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847
Member of the London School Board
William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone
29 December 1809
 

Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin
03 August 1867
Former British Prime Minister

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912
 

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV
John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857
Founder of the Scout Movement

H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith
12 September 1852
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Ramsay MacDonaldRamsay MacDonald
12 October 1866
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Christopher Francis PattenChris Patten
12 May 1944
Politician

Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911
Journalist, Politician
Dennis SkinnerDennis Skinner
11 February 1932
Political Leader

Robert WalpoleRobert Walpole
26 August 1676
First Prime Minister of Great Britain

BedeBede
0672 AD
Saint
Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys
23 February 1633
Member of Parliament

Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864
Military Leader
Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
21 February 1910
Royal Air Force Pilot During World War II

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Edward, the Black PrinceEdward, the Black Prince
15 June 1330
Duke of Cornwall
Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer
02 July 1489
First Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury
Charles Stewart ParnellCharles Stewart Parnell
27 June 1846
Leader of the Irish Home Rule League

Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
28 January 1833
British soldier and Administrator

William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
The Great Commoner

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
16 April 1881
Former Viceroy of India
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764
Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

John BunyanJohn Bunyan
28 November 1628
Writer, Preacher

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Arthur BalfourArthur Balfour
25 July 1848
Former Prime Minister of Britain
James ConnollyJames Connolly
05 June 1868
Socialist Leader

Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase
17 April 1741
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
22 December 1696
Founder of the colony of Georgia

David BlunkettDavid Blunkett
06 June 1947
Former British Home Secretary

Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann
27 November 1874
Former President of Israel
George FoxGeorge Fox
30 June 1624
Author

Rab ButlerRab Butler
09 December 1902
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
David TrimbleDavid Trimble
15 October 1944
First Minister of Northern Ireland

Shirley WilliamsShirley Williams
27 July 1930
Political Leader

Matthew HenryMatthew Henry
18 October 1662
Author

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinBernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
17 November 1887
Allied Commander in World War II
Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist
John French, 1st Earl of YpresJohn French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852
British Army Officer

Austen ChamberlainAusten Chamberlain
16 October 1863
Politician
Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758
Admiral

Chris HuhneChris Huhne
02 July 1954
Former Journalist, Politician
Ernest BevinErnest Bevin
09 March 1881
British statesman