Scorpio Leaders

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 1 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Famous As: 26th President of the United States (1901-1909)
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919

The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt is generally ranked as one of the five best presidents of the country. A man of many talents, he was a politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer. He supported  Progressive Era policies in the early 20th century and championed his "Square Deal" domestic policies.

 2 George Patton

George Patton
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: November 11, 1885
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: December 21, 1945

George Patton was a general of the US Army, remembered for his work as a commander of the Seventh United States Army during World War II. He is also remembered for commanding the Third Army in the Western Front in June 1944 after the Allied invasion of Normandy. His life and work inspired the 1970 epic biographical war film Patton.

 3 Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel
Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14, 1944

Known as The Desert Fox, Nazi field marshal Erwin Rommel led the Axis forces during World War II. For his plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944, he was given a choice to either commit suicide by consuming a cyanide pill or face a trial and execution. He chose the former.

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 4 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Famous As: Army Officer
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Birthplace: London
Died: March 24, 1976

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, was a British Army officer who played important roles in World War I, World War II, and the Irish War of Independence. He commanded the British Eighth Army during the Second World War and also oversaw the operations during the Battle of Normandy. Bernard Montgomery has a couple of statues dedicated to him.

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 5 William Halsey Jr.

William Halsey Jr.
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 16, 1959

 6 Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy
Famous As: United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: June 6, 1968

Robert F Kennedy, the brother of the 35th US president John F Kennedy, was a politician who served as US Attorney General and as US Senator. He was known as a civil rights and human rights activist and fought against organised crime and the Mafia. He opposed America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He was assassinated by a 24-year-old Palestinian.

 7 John Adams

John Adams
Famous As: 2nd President of United States (1797-1801)
Birthdate: October 30, 1735
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4, 1826

One of the Founding Fathers of America, John Adams was a statesman, attorney, and diplomat who served as the second president of the United States. He was a principal leader of the American Revolution. As a lawyer, he was devoted to the right to counsel and presumption of innocence. His administration has been favorably ranked by historians and scholars.

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 8 Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai
Famous As: Queen of Jhansi State
Birthdate: November 19, 1828
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
Died: June 18, 1858

Remembered for her heroics against the British, the Indian Joan of Arc Rani Lakshmibai remains an icon of the 1857 Indian Rebellion. The wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao, she is known for leading the fight against the British after her husband’s death. She also inspired the legendary lines Khoob Ladi Mardani.

 9 James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield
Famous As: 20th President of the United States (1881)
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States
Died: September 19, 1881

The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield began his career as an attorney. Born into poverty, he struggled throughout his childhood and youth to become a respected lawyer. He eventually entered politics and rose through the ranks to be elected the president. Unfortunately, he was assassinated less than seven months after he took office.

 10 Curtis Lemay

Curtis Lemay
Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 15, 1906
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: October 1, 1990

 11 Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice
Famous As: 66th United States Secretary of State (2005-09)
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

The 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made history in 2005 when she became the first female black Secretary of State. She is also the first female to serve as National Security Advisor, a position which she served from 2001 to 2005. One of the most powerful women in the world at one point of time, she has been depicted in Hollywood films.

 12 Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru
Famous As: First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Birthplace: Allahabad
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.

 13 Oswald Mosley

Oswald Mosley
Famous As: British Politician
Birthdate: November 16, 1896
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: December 3, 1980
Named by BBC History as the “worst” historical British person of the 20th century, Oswald Mosley started off as an MP in the 1920s. He was part of the Conservative Party and then the Labour Party. He then formed the British Union of Fascists and the United Kingdom New Party

 14 James K. Polk

James K. Polk
Famous As: President of the United States (1845-49)
Birthdate: November 2, 1795
Birthplace: Pineville, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 15, 1849

The 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk was an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. He is credited with extending the territory of the US during the Mexican–American War. During his presidency, the US annexed the Mexican Cession, the Oregon Territory, and the Republic of Texas.

 15 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Famous As: 24th President of Liberia
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

Liberian politician, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, served as the 24th President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018. She was the first elected female head of state in Africa. An alumnus of the Harvard University, she began her political career in the 1970s and rose through the ranks with time. She is the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

 16 Sun Yat-Sen

Sun Yat-Sen
Famous As: President of the Republic of China (1912)
Birthdate: November 12, 1866
Birthplace: Cuiheng, Zhongshan, China
Died: March 12, 1925
Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat Sen, also known as the "Father of the Nation" in China, ousted the Qing Dynasty in 1911. He was the first leader of the Nationalist Party of China and laid down the Three Principles of the People, which included nationalism, democracy, and livelihood.

 17 Spiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew
Famous As: 39th Vice President of the United States (1969-1973)
Birthdate: November 9, 1918
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: September 17, 1996
Spiro Agnew served as the U.S. vice-president under Richard Nixon, from 1969 to 1973; the governor of Maryland; and a Baltimore County executive. In 1973, he was forced to resign due to allegations of bribery, criminal conspiracy, extortion, and tax fraud. He wrote an autobiography and a novel, defending himself.

 18 Claus von Stauffenberg

Claus von Stauffenberg
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: November 15, 1907
Birthplace: Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany
Died: July 21, 1944

German army officer Claus von Stauffenberg, a significant figure of the German Resistance Movement within the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany, attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944, but failed. He was executed by a firing squad soon after Operation Valkyrie. He had earlier actively participated in World War II.

 19 Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Famous As: President of Mexico (Since 2018)
Birthdate: November 13, 1953
Birthplace: Tepetitán, Tabasco, Mexico
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been serving as Mexico’s 58th president since December 2018. He led the Party of the Democratic Revolution from 1996 to 1999 and was elected Head of Government of Mexico City. He established the National Regeneration Movement in 2014 and led it till 2017.

 20 Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding
Famous As: 29th President of the United States
Birthdate: November 2, 1865
Birthplace: Blooming Grove, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2, 1923

The 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding assumed office in 1921 shortly after the end of WWI and became very popular. He died in 1923 while still in office. Later, various scandals that occured during his presidency were uncovered and his image suffered a serious setback. His presidency is today ranked amongst the worst in the American history.

 21 Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull
Famous As: Prime Minister of Australia (2015-18)
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Malcolm Turnbull is a retired Australian politician. From 2015 to 2018, Turnbull served as the 29th prime minister of Australia. He also served as the leader of the Liberal Party on two occasions. For his service to the Parliament of Australia, Turnbull was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia during the 2021 Australia Day Honours

 22 Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott
Famous As: 28th Prime Minister of Australia (2013-15)
Birthdate: November 4, 1957
Birthplace: London, England

Tony Abbott is a former politician who served as Australia's 28th prime minister from 2013 to 2015. Over the years, Abbott has had a major impact on society, thanks to his community service. He is an active volunteer for agencies and institutions like the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Queenscliff's Surf Life Saving Club.

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 23 Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, and scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the founder of an organization for the defense of women's rights, the AHA Foundation. She actively opposes forced marriage, honor violence, and child marriage. A former Muslim, she now identifies as an atheist and is a vocal critic of Islam. She is a recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Prize.

 24 Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

 25 Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 20, 1970
Birthplace: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 26 Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov
Famous As: Inventor of AK-47 Assault Rifle, Military Leader
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Birthplace: Kur'ya, Russia
Died: December 23, 2013
Russian military leader Mikhail Kalashnikov is remembered for inventing the AK-47 assault rifle, along with other weapons such as the AKM, the AK-74, the PK machine gun, and the RPK light machine gun. He was named the Hero of the Russian Federation and received the Order of Military Merit.

 27 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Famous As: Iron Man of India
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Birthplace: Nadiad
Died: December 15, 1950

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an Indian politician who played an influential role in the Indian independence movement. Dubbed the Iron Man of India and Unifier of India, Sardar Patel played an important role in integrating various princely states into a united, independent nation. In 2018, the world's tallest statue called the Statue of Unity was dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

 28 Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich
Famous As: Owner of Chelsea F.C. Owner of Millhouse Capital Owner of Evraz
Birthdate: October 24, 1966
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Roman Abramovich is an Israeli-Russian businessman and politician. Over the years, he has played an influential role as the primary owner of Millhouse LLC and as the owner of the popular Premier League football club Chelsea F.C. Roman Abramovich is one of the richest persons in the world and has donated over US$2.5 billion to various charitable causes between 1999 and 2013.

 29 Michael of Romania

Michael of Romania
Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 25, 1921
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: December 5, 2017

 30 David Petraeus

David Petraeus
Famous As: Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011-12)
Birthdate: November 7, 1952
Birthplace: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, United States
David Petraeus was the director of the CIA from 2011 till his resignation in 2012 due to his extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. He was also charged with mishandling classified information. He had previously been the commander of U.S. Central Command and of the International Security Assistance Force

 31 Evo Morales

Evo Morales
Famous As: President of Bolivia
Birthdate: October 26, 1959
Birthplace: Orinoca Canton
Evo Morales was the Bolivian president from 2006 to 2019. Known for his campaign for coca plantations, which some attribute to the growth of illegal cocaine production, he earned the nickname World Hero of Mother Earth. He leads the Movement for Socialism party and is a champion for indigenous rights.

 32 Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. Debs
Famous As: Union Leader
Birthdate: November 5, 1855
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: October 20, 1926
Eugene V. Debs, one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World, was a renowned socialist and a five-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. He is remembered for founding the American Railway Union. He was convicted of sedition, but his sentence was later commuted.

 33 William H. McRaven

William H. McRaven
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: November 6, 1955
Birthplace: Pinehurst

 34 Otto von Habsburg

Otto von Habsburg
Famous As: Last crown prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in November 1918
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
Died: July 4, 2011

Otto von Habsburg was the son of Charles I, the last emperor of Austria. A staunch opponent of Nazism, he called for the unification and integration of Europe. He had been a European Parliament member and spearheaded the Pan-European Picnic at the Austrian-Hungarian border during the 1989 revolution.

 35 John Kennedy

John Kennedy
Famous As: Senator
Birthdate: November 21, 1951
Birthplace: Centreville, Mississippi, United States

 36 François Mitterrand

François Mitterrand
Famous As: President of France (1981-1995)
Birthdate: October 26, 1916
Birthplace: Jarnac, France
Died: January 8, 1996
François Mitterrand served as the French president from 1981 to 1995, becoming the longest-tenured president in the history of his country. He was the first to name a female prime minister, Édith Cresson. He is known for his investments in several Grands Projets and his opposition of the Fifth Republic.

 37 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Famous As: President of Egypt
Birthdate: November 19, 1954
Birthplace: Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the incumbent president of Egypt. He has also served as the director of military Intelligence and the minister of defense. He has had a long stint with the Egyptian Army and led the coup that ousted President Mohamed Morsi. He has established a dictatorial regime.

 38 Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta
Famous As: President of Kenya
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Birthplace: Nairobi

The incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is the leader of the Jubilee Party of Kenya. Son of Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta, he was dragged into a controversy after sweeping the 2017 re-elections by winning 98% of the total votes. However, a Supreme Court ruling dismissed all charges against him.

 39 Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 11, 1940
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

 40 Stephen Austin

Stephen Austin
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1793
Birthplace: Austinville, Virginia
Died: December 27, 1836

Stephen Austin, also known as the Father of Texas, was born to a lead-mining businessman in Missouri who later bought a piece of land from the Mexican government. Austin developed the land and mediated between American and Mexican people for control over it, eventually leading to the Texas Revolution.

 41 Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Famous As: 3rd Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
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.

 42 John Boehner

John Boehner
Famous As: Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Birthdate: November 17, 1949
Birthplace: Reading, Ohio, United States

John Boehner is an American politician who served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he once served as the House Majority Leader. Hailing from a humble background, he is a self-made man. Besides politics, he is also involved with the international law firm Squire Patton Boggs.

 43 Pam Bondi

Pam Bondi
Famous As: Former Florida Attorney General
Birthdate: November 17, 1965
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Pam Bondi served as the attorney general of Florida from 2011 to 2019. She campaigned against same-sex marriage and launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. She was on Trump’s defense team for his January 2020 impeachment trial and is said to have received generous donations from Trump.

 44 Richard E. Byrd

Richard E. Byrd
Famous As: Naval officer
Birthdate: October 25, 1888
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 11, 1957

American naval officer Richard E. Byrd is remembered for his pioneering expeditions to Antarctica, using airplanes. Though he was awarded a US Congressional Medal of Honor for completing the first flight over the North Pole, it was later revealed that he had returned when he was 150 miles away from the destination.

 45 Park-Chung-hee

Famous As: Former President of South Korea
Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: October 26, 1979

Park Chung-hee served as the president of South Korea from 1962 to 1979. He had also chaired the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction. As the leader of the South Korean army, he had launched the 1961 coup and established a dictatorship. He was assassinated by his close aide Kim Jae-gyu.

 46 Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk
Famous As: Former Ruler of Cambodia
Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Died: October 15, 2012
Apart from taking over as the king of Cambodia at 18, Norodom Sihanouk had also been the country’s prime minister later. A multidimensional personality and a Khmer Rouge supporter, he had also composed a number of patriotic tracks and experimented with filmmaking, infusing Western elements into his work.

 47 Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa
Famous As: President of South Africa
Birthdate: November 17, 1952
Birthplace: Soweto

Cyril Ramaphosa is a politician and the current president of South Africa. Also the president of South Africa's popular political party African National Congress (ANC), Ramaphosa played a key role during the nation's transition to democracy during which he served as ANC's chief negotiator. He also played a crucial role in ending apartheid and was considered Nelson Mandela's political heir.

 48 Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan
Famous As: President of Nigeria
Birthdate: November 20, 1957
Birthplace: Ogbia

Initially a teacher, Nigerian former president Goodluck Jonathan, boasts of a PhD in zoology and has also headed an oil-oriented government agency. He plunged into politics with the PDP, and his tenure as the president witnessed major acts of terror by the jihadist group Boko Haram.

 49 Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan
Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: November 2, 1938
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 50 Chiang Kai-shek

Chiang Kai-shek
Famous As: President of the Republic of China
Birthdate: October 31, 1887
Birthplace: Xikou
Died: April 5, 1975

Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese revolutionary who led the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and later on in Taiwan until his death. He is credited with successfully leading the Northern Expedition against the Beiyang government, achieving Chinese unification. He was involved in a civil war with Communist Party of China, which he lost in 1949 and retreated to Taiwan.