Harold Macmillan Biography
(Former British Prime Minister)
Birthday: February 10, 1894 (Aquarius)
Born In: Cadogan Place, London
Harold Macmillan was an English statesman from the ‘Conservative Party’ who served as the prime minister of the UK from 1957 to 1963. He was known by the nickname ‘Supermac,’ owing to his charismatic attributes. He was born and raised in London and completed his education from the ‘University of Oxford.’ He was always an admirer of the policies of liberalism adopted by a few British politicians of that era. He fought for his country in the First World War. Following this, he ventured into politics. He joined the ‘Conservative Party’ but exhibited a liberal point of view. Thus, the supreme leaders of his party were unhappy with him. Despite this, he won a seat from Stockton-on-Tees in 1924. Although he lost in 1929, he came back to power two years later. He rose through the political ranks. By the mid-50s, he had become the fittest prime ministerial candidate from the ‘Conservative Party.’ In 1957, following the resignation of Anthony Eden, Harold became the prime minister. Due to the ongoing political crisis in his party, he resigned in 1963. He passed away in December 1986.