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This list of the most notable and famous prime ministers in the world includes photos, when available. The most prominent prime ministers worldwide and top prime ministers in history can be found on this list, ordered by their level of influence, importance, and status throughout history and today. You might also find these prime ministers on our lists of most likable politiciansworld leaders who have tattoos, or even politicians who were caught with prostitutes

From reputable, world renowned prime ministers to the lesser known prime ministers in history and today, these are the top prime ministers, many of whom have served as great leaders during times of war, inspired their citizens, and left their mark on history. Who are the most famous prime ministers in the world? Featuring prime ministers from the UK and PMs from other countries, this list has them all!

Famous prime ministers names include the likes of British PM Winston Churchill, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and India's only female Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Well known prime ministers like these have made tough decisions for their countries and earned their places in the history books.

Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. During his last term as Prime Minister, he was also the Chairman of United Russia, ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Politician

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Indira Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the fourth Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Gandhi, who served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)

Birthplace: Allahabad, India

Profession: Politician

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who has served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 and as the Member of Parliament for Witney since 2001. He has been Leader of the Conservative Party since 2005. Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Brasenose ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Marylebone, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

Profession: Spokesperson, Editor, Politician

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