Cancer Leaders

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 1 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela.
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Famous As: Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa
Birthdate: July 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo
Died: December 5, 2013
Revered as the Father of the Nation by the South Africans, Nelson Mandela was a statesman who rose to become the country’s first black head of state. He reconciled a nation divided along racial lines and dismantled the legacy of apartheid.

 2 Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar.
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Famous As: Former Roman dictator
Birthdate: July 13, 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044

Julius Caesar is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history and played an important role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He assumed control of the government after a civil war. He was assassinated by rebel senators on the Ides of March, 44 BC.

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 3 Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great.
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Famous As: Emperor of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
Birthdate: July 20, 0356
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: June 10, 0324

Counted amongst the greatest military commanders of all times, Alexander the Great successfully created one of the largest empires—from Macedonia to Persia and India—of the ancient world. The son of King of Macedonia, Philip II, he ascended the throne at the age of 20 and achieved unprecedented success before he died at the age of 33.  

 4 Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi.
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Famous As: Italian Nationalist
Birthdate: July 4, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 2, 1882

Italian general, patriot, and republican Giuseppe Garibaldi is remembered for the role he played in the Italian unification and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland." A highly proficient military general, he also led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf of Victor Emmanuel II. He died in 1882.

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 5 Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest.
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: July 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chapel Hill
Died: October 29, 1877
Nathan Bedford Forrest, or the "Wizard of the Saddle", served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He was charged with war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow, where his forces killed Black prisoners of war. He was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

 6 Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba.
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Katakokombe
Died: January 17, 1961
Congolese politician Patrice Lumumba was the first prime minister of the Republic of the Congo. He was an MNC leader and played a major role in turning Congo from a Belgian colony to an independent country. He was executed on the orders of Mobutu Sese Seko, following the Congo Crisis.

 7 Chesty Puller

Chesty Puller.
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Famous As: United States Marine Corps lieutenant general
Birthdate: June 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virginia
Died: October 11, 1971
Chesty Puller was a U.S. Marine Corps officer who was part of the Banana Wars in Haiti and Nicaragua, and later served in World War II and the Korean War. He became the most decorated U.S. Marine, winning five Navy Crosses and an Army Distinguished Service Cross.
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 8 Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce.
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Famous As: King of Scotland
Birthdate: July 11, 1274
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Turnberry Castle, Scotland
Died: June 7, 1329
King of Scots Robert I, better known as Robert the Bruce, is revered as a Scottish national hero. He successfully led his country against England in the First War of Scottish Independence. Legends state he was inspired by a spider’s relentless effort to spin a web, to ultimately defeat England.

 9 John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams.
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Birthdate: July 11, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Braintree
Died: February 23, 1848

The sixth president of the United States of America John Quincy Adams played a key role in shaping America during its formative years. He helped develop the Monroe Doctrine, which eventually became a vital tenet of the U.S. foreign policy. He is also widely regarded as one of the greatest secretaries of state and diplomats in the American history.

 10 Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge.
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Famous As: President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: July 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Died: January 5, 1933

The 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge started his career as a lawyer before becoming an influential American politician. A man of few words with a dry sense of humor, Calvin Coolidge represented the middle class, which worked in his favor. Despite being a reclusive politician, Coolidge gave 520 press conferences, making himself available to reporters quite often.

 11 Bob Dole

Bob Dole.
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Russell

Bob Dole is an American retired politician who remains active in public life. Before commencing his political career, Dole served in the United States Army during World War II. For his service in the army and later as a politician, Bob Dole has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Presidential Citizens Medal.

 12 Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller.
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Famous As: 41st Vice President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: January 26, 1979
Grandson of businessman John D. Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller was the U.S. vice president from 1975 to 1977 and the New York governor from 1959 to 1973. An arts connoisseur, he was the president of the Museum of Modern Art. He had also worked with Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

 13 Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad.
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Malaysia
Birthdate: July 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alor Setar

Mahathir Mohamad is a Malaysian statesman, doctor, and author. He twice served as the prime minister of Malaysia and is widely regarded as one of the most popular Malaysian prime ministers of all time. Under his premiership, Malaysia underwent a period of rapid economic growth and modernization. Mahathir Mohamad is also credited with establishing strong foreign relations with many countries.

 14 Lord Mountbatten

Lord Mountbatten.
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Famous As: Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General of Independent India
Birthdate: June 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England
Died: August 27, 1979

The last Viceroy of India and the first governor-general of independent India, Lord Mountbatten was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman. Born to a prominent aristocratic family in England, he had a successful military career and was made the NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in his later career. He was assassinated in 1979.

 15 Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon.
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Famous As: First Minister of Scotland
Birthdate: July 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is a Scottish politician. Since 2014, Sturgeon has been serving as the leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister of Scotland. Being the first woman to serve in these positions, Nicola Sturgeon is seen as a major inspiration to women across Scotland.

 16 Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos.
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Famous As: Filipino Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila

Imelda Marcos is a retired Filipino politician with a controversial history. She became the First Lady of the Philippines in 1965 when her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, became President of the nation. Her family stole billions of dollars from the country’s citizens and lived lavishly. The Marcoses were unseated during the People Power Revolution in February 1986.

 17 Hassanal Bolkiah

Hassanal Bolkiah.
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Famous As: Sultan of Brunei
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Hassanal Bolkiah is the prime minister and Sultan of Brunei. The eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Bolkiah is the world's second longest-tenured living monarch, after Queen Elizabeth II. He has chaired APEC and ASEAN summits. He was the world’s richest person in 1997, surpassing Bill Gates.

 18 Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
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 19 David Farragut

David Farragut.
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: July 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Farragut, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 14, 1870

 20 Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda.
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Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973

Chilean poet-diplomat and politician, Pablo Neruda, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was a versatile writer and his works include surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, and love poems. He is considered the national poet of Chile. As a politician, he served a term as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party and held several diplomatic positions.

 21 Jo Cox

Jo Cox
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batley, West Yorshire, England, UK
Died: June 16, 2016

British MP and Labour Party politician Jo Cox had also worked with Oxfam. The world was shocked by the news of her brutal assassination in 2016. She was shot and stabbed multiple times by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair, who believed the white race was under threat due to leftist beliefs.

 22 John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones.
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Famous As: Scottish American Sailor
Birthdate: July 6, 1747
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kirkcudbrightshire
Died: July 18, 1792
John Paul Jones was an American Revolutionary War naval commander. Named the Father of the American Navy, he was part of the Continental Navy against the Kingdom of Great Britain. He later joined the Imperial Russian Navy and became a rear admiral. His life later inspired an Alexandre Dumas novel.
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 23 Raymond A. Spruance

Raymond A. Spruance
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Famous As: Officer, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: December 13, 1969

 24 K. Kamaraj

K. Kamaraj .
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Famous As: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India
Birthdate: July 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 2, 1975

 25 Alec Douglas-Home

Sir Alec Douglas-Home.
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Famous As: Former PM of UK
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: October 9, 1995

Alec Douglas-Home was a British politician. He served as the United Kingdom's prime minister for 363 days, becoming the second briefest prime minister of the 20th century. During his premiership, his government passed the abolition of resale price maintenance legislation in 1964.

 26 Nicholas I of Russia

Nicholas I of Russia.
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Famous As: Emperor of Russia
Birthdate: July 6, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leningrad Oblast
Died: March 2, 1855

Nicholas I of Russia reigned as Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and King of Poland from 1825 to 1855. Nicholas I is remembered for his controversial reign, under which the Russian Empire achieved great geographical expansion. He also played a key role in creating an independent Greek state and was successful in ending the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829.

 27 Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende.
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Famous As: Former President of Chile
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11, 1973
Salvador Allende was a physician who later became the Chilean president, this becoming the first Marxist president of a Latin American nation. His policies included nationalization and collectivization. He committed suicide after delivering a farewell speech over radio, to escape General Augusto Pinochet’s coup to oust him from the government.

 28 Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick J. Kennedy
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States

 29 Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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Famous As: 1st President of Kazakhstan
Birthdate: July 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chemolgan, Kazakh SSR Soviet Union

Nursultan Nazarbayev is a Kazakh politician who served as the first president of Kazakhstan and was in the office from 1990 to 2019. His presidency of almost three decades was likened to dictatorship and many human rights organizations have accused Nursultan Nazarbayev of human rights abuses. However, he remains immune to any criminal prosecution and is currently the chairman of the Security Council.

 30 Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.

 31 Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León

 32 Robert Reich

Robert Reich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Economist and University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich has also been the U.S. secretary of labor. His rare bone disorder made him a victim of bullies in childhood, but he later won the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. His bestselling book Saving Capitalism was made into a Netflix documentary.

 33 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel.
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Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

The current chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is widely described as the world's most powerful woman. Also considered the de facto leader of the European Union (EU), Angela Merkel has played an important role in strengthening international trade agreements. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 34 Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney.
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Famous As: United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland
Birthdate: July 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Politician, Mick Mulvaney, served as the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland from March 2020 until January 2021. He was previously the acting White House Chief of Staff and the acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He is a Republican and was in the South Carolina General Assembly for many years. 

 35 Vidkun Quisling

Vidkun Quisling.
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Famous As: World war II Norwegian Politician & Military Officer
Birthdate: July 18, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fyresdal
Died: October 24, 1945
Military leader and Norwegian minister president Vidkun Quisling's betrayal during Norway’s invasion by the Nazis, by siding with the Germans, during World War II, made him a national traitor. His actions gave rise to the word quisling, which is a synonym for the word traitor in several languages.

 36 Jack Kemp

Jack Kemp
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: May 2, 2009

 37 Seretse Khama

Seretse Khama
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana
Died: July 13, 1980

 38 Karl Von Clausewitz

Karl Von Clausewitz.
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: July 1, 1780
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burg bei Magdeburg
Died: November 16, 1831

Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian military theorist and general. As a theorist, Clausewitz stressed the political aspects of war. His book Vom Kriege, which talks about military strategy, has been very influential despite the fact that it was unfinished at the time of his death. His ideas also influenced personalities like Karl Marx, Mao Zedong, and Leon Trotsky.

 39 Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, U.S.

 40 John Dingell

John Dingell.
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Famous As: Former Member of the US House of Representatives
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Died: February 7, 2019

 41 Ed Markey

Ed Markey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, USA

 42 George W. Romney

George W. Romney.
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Famous As: 43rd Governor of Michigan
Birthdate: July 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colonia Dublán, Mexico
Died: July 26, 1995

George W. Romney was a  Republican Party politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was a front runner for the Republican nomination for president of US in the 1968 election, but he lost to Richard Nixon. Also a businessman, he was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962.

 43 Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
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Famous As: Indian Politician
Birthdate: July 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: June 23, 1953

 44 George Pataki

George Pataki
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: June 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, USA

 45 Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke.
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Famous As: Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Birthdate: July 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England

 46 Ron Cyrus

Ron Cyrus
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 28, 2006

 47 Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener.
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Famous As: Field Marshal
Birthdate: June 24, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ballylongford, Ireland
Died: June 5, 1916

Horatio Herbert Kitchener is remembered for his military acumen and for his large-scale organization of troops during World War I. He had served the Egyptian army and the British army in South Africa, and was the commander-in-chief in India. He died aboard the HMS Hampshire when the cruiser drowned.

 48 Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster.
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

 49 Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford.
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Famous As: President of the USA
Birthdate: July 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: December 26, 2006

Gerald Ford Jr served as the 38th president of US from August 1974 to January 1977. His 895 day-long stint as the American president is the shortest in US history for any president who did not die in office. In a controversial act, he granted a presidential pardon to his predecessor Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal.

 50 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Babarap, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan