Prime Ministers

The prime minister is the official head of the government or the senior most minister of the cabinet in the government in a parliamentary system. In several countries which have the parliamentary form of government, the prime minister is the actual head of the government and head of the executive branch of the government; in such countries, the president holds a largely ceremonial position. The office of the prime minister was primarily developed in Britain during the 18th century. The prime minister system in many Commonwealth countries was based upon the British model. Often the prime minister is a member of the parliament and one of his duties is to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature. In many countries like the U.K and India, the prime minister, being the head of the government also takes up other roles or titles in the government. The role of prime ministers is encountered in parliamentary republics like India, France, Germany and Ireland and also in constitutional monarchies like Belgium, Norway,

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 1 Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin
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Famous As: President of Russia
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian

The current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin is a popular politician, with the highest approval rating of any leader in the world as of July 2020. As a high-level politician who has the support of his citizens, he is a powerful figure in world politics. He has been accused by human rights organizations of persecuting political critics and activists.

 2 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 24, 1965

The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdoms, Winston Churchill, is known for successfully leading his country during the Second World War against the Nazi Germany. An officer in the British army, he also served as a war correspondent before venturing into politics. One of the most influential peoples in British history, Churchill was also an accomplished painter.

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 3 Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi
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Famous As: Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: September 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

The 14th PM of India, Narendra Modi, created history when he became the first prime minister outside of the Congress party to win two consecutive terms with a full majority; he achieved this feat in 2019. From Bharatiya Janata Party worker to India’s PM, Modi’s journey is remarkable. However, he’s been plagued by controversies too, including the handling of 2002 Gujarat riots.

 4 Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson
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Famous As: British Prime Minister
Birthdate: June 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, American

The current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has been active in politics for over two decades. Prior to joining politics, he worked as a journalist. His supporters hail him for unconventional image and sense of humor while his detractors criticize him for being “ruthless, elitist, and biased".

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 5 Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern
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Famous As: Prime Minister of New Zealand
Birthdate: July 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: New Zealander

Jacinda Ardern is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. In October 2017, at the age of 37, she became the world's youngest female head of government. Ardern was praised for the way she led her country after the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019 and handled the COVID 19 pandemic. She led her party to victory in 2020 general elections.

 6 Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: April 8, 2013

United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister and also the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher served three consecutive terms in the office from 1979 till 1990. Her political views and leadership approach, known as Thatcherism, got her the nickname of Iron Lady. Though controversial, she prominently ranks high in the list of the best British Prime Ministers.

 7 Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini
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Famous As: Former Duce
Birthdate: July 29, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 28, 1945

The dictator of Italy from 1925 to 1945, Benito Mussolini founded the Fascist Party in 1919. It opposed class discrimination and supported nationalism. But when in power, Mussolini crushed rival political parties, trade unions, free press and free speech. He was overthrown by his former colleagues in the Fascist government in July 1943 and ultimately shot dead in April 1945.

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 8 Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 31, 1984

The third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi served as PM from 1966 till 1977 and then again from 1980 till her assassination in October 1984. She is considered one of India’s strongest PM and is hailed for leading India to victory over Pakistan in 1971, which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. However, she is also categorised as authoritarian and is criticised for imposing Emergency in 1975.

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 9 Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

Justin Trudeau is one of the most popular and good-looking Canadian politicians of all time. His good looks have made women and men go weak in their knees. After becoming the second-youngest prime minister of Canada, Justin went on to become one of the most liked politicians around the world.

 10 Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Libya
Birthdate: June 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Libyan
Died: October 20, 2011
A revolutionary, politician and political theorist, Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya from King Idris in a bloodless coup in 1969 and became its authoritarian dictator for more than 40 years. He initially gained popularity and support; however, later, his increased dominance, support for international terrorism, and human rights violation turned people against him. He was eventually overthrown.

 11 Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru
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Famous As: First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: May 27, 1964

Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the central figures of the Indian independence movement along with personalities like Mahatma Gandhi. He became the first prime minister of India and left behind such a legacy that his direct descendants continue to play an important role in Indian politics.

 12 Imran Khan

Imran Khan
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Famous As: 22nd PM of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Pakistani

The current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan is also the founder and chairman of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before making an entry into politics, Imran Khan was an extremely popular international cricketer who led Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992. As a philanthropist, he established Pakistan’s first cancer hospital in Lahore.

 13 Yoshihide Suga

Yoshihide Suga
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Japan
Birthdate: December 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese
Yoshihide Suga, prime minister of Japan since September 2020, has also served as the longest-serving chief cabinet secretary of his country, under former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, and as the Japanese minister for internal affairs and communications. The son of strawberry farmer parents, Suga is also a qualified lawyer. 

 14 Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: January 11, 1966

The second prime minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was known for his environmental campaigns and his support for the White Revolution. His slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan,” during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, became immensely popular. He ended the war by signing the Tashkent Agreement, but died a day later.

 15 Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev
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Famous As: Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian
Died: September 11, 1971

Nikita Khrushchev was the Soviet Premier from 1958 to 1964 and the first Communist Party secretary of the Soviets. He initially supported Stalin’s “purges” but denounced them in the Secret Speech to the 20th Party Congress. His reign saw the Suez Crisis, the Sputnik launch, and the 1960 U-2 incident.

 16 Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden
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Famous As: Prime Minister of UK
Birthdate: June 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: January 14, 1977
Conservative politician Anthony Eden was the prime minister of England from 1955 to 1957. He had also served as the youngest British Army brigade-major during World War I. He earned a lot of criticism for his handling of the Suez Canal issue during his tenure as the prime minister.

 17 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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Famous As: 12th President of Turkey
Birthdate: February 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Turkish

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician and the current president of Turkey. After founding the Justice and Development Party (AKP), he played a major role in leading the party to election victories and thereby helping AKP become a force to reckon with in Turkey. Described as an authoritarian, his government has restricted access to sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

 18 Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: May 24, 1995

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two non-consecutive terms, Harold Wilson was a British Labour politician. Historians commend him for leading his party through difficult political issues with considerable skill. With a moderate approach to socialism, he was a popular politician during his first tenure as the prime minister; his second tenure wasn’t as successful.

 19 Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: August 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
Died: May 21, 1991

Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth and the youngest Prime Minister of India. He played a major role in suhering the computer era in India. During the initial phase of his term, he was very popular but later on his regime was marred by corruption scandals and he lost the next election. He was assassinated by Tamil militants, while he was the leader of the opposition. 

 20 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Kuwaiti

 21 Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

The 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh became the first Sikh in office when he took office in 2004. A prominent economist and academic, he held several key posts in the Government of India in the 1970s and 1980s. Known for his humility, he  has been described by the media as "one of the world's most revered leaders."

 22 Hassanal Bolkiah

Hassanal Bolkiah
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Famous As: Sultan of Brunei
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bruneian
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.

 23 Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the 10th Prime Minister of India and was the only prime minister not belonging to the Indian National Congress. The BJP politician had been a journalist and an RSS member. He was a noted poet, too. He had also represented four constituencies as an MP.

 24 Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Israeli

The current Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel. Before becoming a politician, Netanyahu had a prolific military career; he played important roles in the Yom Kippur War and the War of Attrition and participated in missions, such as Operation Isotope and Operation Gift.

 25 P. V. Narasimha Rao

P. V. Narasimha Rao
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Famous As: Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: June 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 23, 2004

The ninth Prime Minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, is often called the Father of Indian Economic Reforms due to a major economic transformation in India during his prime ministership. He dismantled the Licence Raj and his economic policies rescued India from an impending economic collapse. 

 26 Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Italy
Birthdate: September 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi served as the Italian prime minister for 9 years. Owner of the media groups Mediaset and Fininvest, and former owner of A.C. Milan, he also launched the first Italian private TV channel, Telemilano. Despite a conviction for tax fraud, he became a European Parliament MP later.

 27 Theresa May

Theresa May
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Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Theresa May is a British politician who became the United Kingdom's second female prime minister. She served as prime minister from 2016 to 2019. During her prime ministership, May's involvement in the Brexit negotiations gave rise to the Brexit withdrawal agreement. She is also credited with co-founding Women2Win, which promotes women empowerment.

 28 Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck
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Famous As: German Statesman
Birthdate: April 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: July 30, 1898
Otto von Bismarck was a German statesman. Bismarck is credited with masterminding the unification of Germany and served as its first chancellor. He is also credited with creating the first modern welfare state in the world. Regarded as a hero by German nationalists, Otto von Bismarck's life has inspired a couple of TV series.

 29 David Cameron

David Cameron
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

British politician David Cameron served as the prime minister of the UK from 2010 to 2016. During his prime ministership, Cameron's government introduced large-scale changes to education, healthcare, immigration policy, and welfare. His administration also legalized same-sex marriage in Wales and England and privatized the Royal Mail

 30 Ilham Aliyev

Ilham Aliyev
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Famous As: Fourth President of Azerbaijan
Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Ilham Aliyev, son of former president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, is the incumbent Azerbaijani president. He owned SOCAR, the state-run oil company that made major negotiations with the West. He abolished the presidential consecutive term limit and enjoys a lavish lifestyle, amid allegations of corruption, nepotism, and human rights violations. 

 31 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Famous As: Ruler of Dubai
Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Emirati

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the current prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates. He has also been serving as the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai since 2006. He is credited with turning Dubai into a global city; he has overseen the development of several projects, such as the Palm Islands and Burj Khalifa

 32 Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos
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Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Filipino
Died: September 28, 1989

Ferdinand Marcos served as the tenth president of the Philippines. Marcos' rule was marked by brutality, extravagance, and corruption, making him the most controversial leader of his generation. Deemed a kleptocrat, Marcos' dictatorship caused an economic collapse during which the country suffered greatly. He was removed from power in 1986 after a series of protests called the People Power Revolution.

 33 Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau
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Famous As: 15th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
Died: September 28, 2000

 34 Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 35 Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: May 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian

 36 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: December 29, 1986

 37 Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto
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Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: December 27, 2007

 38 Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito
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Birthdate: May 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Yugoslav
Died: May 4, 1980

 39 John Turner

John Turner
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: June 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian

 40 John Major

John Major
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Britain
Birthdate: March 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 41 Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe
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Famous As: Former PM & President of Zimbabwe
Birthdate: February 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Died: September 6, 2019

 42 Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: November 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

 43 Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain
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Famous As: Prime Minister of the U.K.
Birthdate: March 18, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: November 9, 1940

 44 Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Malaysia
Birthdate: July 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Malaysian

 45 Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: January 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: October 8, 1967

 46 Edward Heath

Edward Heath
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Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: July 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: July 17, 2005

 47 Hideki Tojo

Hideki Tojo
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Famous As: 27th Prime Minister of Japan
Birthdate: December 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese
Died: December 23, 1948

 48 Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew
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Famous As: Founding Father of Modern Singapore
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Singaporean
Died: March 23, 2015

 49 John A. Macdonald

John A. Macdonald
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: January 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian, Scottish
Died: June 6, 1891

 50 Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar
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Famous As: Teachta Dála
Birthdate: January 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Irish
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