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List of Famous Prime Ministers

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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.

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? They're here on this list!

Famous prime ministers names include the likes of Winston Churchill, Vladimir Putin, and Indira Gandhi. Well known prime ministers like these have made tough decisions for their countries and earned their places in the history books.

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    Winston Churchill
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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, Woodstock, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more
    • Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
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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, the ...more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Profession: Politician
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    Indira Gandhi
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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 hold ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)
    • Birthplace: Allahabad, India
    • Profession: Politician
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    David Cameron
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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: age 49
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Editor, Politician
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    Yitzhak Rabin
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    Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Rabin was raised in a Labor Zionist household. He learned agriculture in school and excelled as a student. Rabin led a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1922-1995)
    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Eurasia, Israel
    • Profession: Politician, Military Officer
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    Gordon Brown
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    James Gordon Brown is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010. He previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007. Brown was a Member of Parliament from 1983 to ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Giffnock, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Lecturer
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    Tony Blair
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    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs charitable work. Blair was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
    • Credits: The Deal, South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square, ITV News at 6:30, ITV Evening News, The Blair Years, + more
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    John Major
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    Sir John Major, KG, CH is a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. He previously held the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary in the Thatcher Government and was the Member of ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Carshalton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Banker
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    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)
    • Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister, Scientist, + more
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    Justin Trudeau
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    Justin Pierre James Trudeau MP is a Canadian politician and the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, long-serving Prime Minister, and Margaret Trudeau. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau in 2008, and re-elected in 2011. He ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas
    • Profession: Politician, Critic, Teacher
    • Credits: The Great War
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    Dmitry Medvedev
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    Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is the tenth Prime Minister of Russia, incumbent since 2012. He previously served as the third President of Russia, from 2008 to 2012. When he took office at the age of 42, he was the youngest of the three Russian Presidents who have served. Born to a family of academics, ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Manager, Lawyer
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    Prince Somsanith Vongkotrattana was the Prime Minister of Laos. He was born in Luang Prabang, Laos. His mother, Sanghiemkham, was one of Prince Bounkhong daughters, married Souvannarath, would late become Prime Minister, making Prince Souvanna Phouma, Prince Souphanouvong, Prince Phetsarath and Prince ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1913-1975)
    • Birthplace: Luang Prabang, Laos
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    Phoui Sananikone

    Phoui Sananikone was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Laos on two occasions in 1950 to 1951 and again from 1958 to 1959, and also served as Foreign Minister on multiple occasions.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1903-1983)
    • Birthplace: Vientiane, Laos
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    Stephen Harper
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    Stephen Joseph Harper, PC MP is a Canadian politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister in 2006, forming a minority government after the 2006 election. He is the first prime minister to come from the newly ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Politician, Prime Minister of Canada, Economist
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    Silvio Berlusconi
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    Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian media tycoon and politician who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011. Berlusconi is the controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan since 1986. He is nicknamed Il ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Media proprietor
    • Credits: Mediterraneo, Volere volare
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    John Howard
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    John Winston Howard, OM, AC, was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He is the second longest-serving Australian prime minister, after Sir Robert Menzies. Born in the multicultural Sydney suburb of Earlwood, Howard is the son of a University of Sydney lecturer ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Earlwood, Australia
    • Profession: Politician, Solicitor
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    Mohamed Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala was Defense Minister of Egypt from 1981 to 1989, when former Egyptian president Mubarak removed him from office due to claims that he was involved in a missile-parts illegal import scandal from the United States, by violating U.S. export laws. The USA did not allow ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1930-2008)
    • Birthplace: Beheira Governorate, Egypt, North Africa, Africa
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    Louis Gerhard De Geer
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    Baron Louis Gerard De Geer of Finspång was a Swedish statesman and writer. De Geer was born at Finspång manor. He was a lawyer, and in 1855 became president of the Göta Hovrätt, or lord justice for the appellate court of Götaland. From 7 April 1858 to 3 June 1870 he was Prime Minister for Justice and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1818-1896)
    • Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
    • Profession: Politician, Nobleman
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    Otto Tief

    Otto Tief
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    Otto Tief was a lawyer, an Estonian military commander during the Estonian War of Independence and a politician. He was Acting Prime Minister of the last government of Estonia before Soviet troops occupied Estonia in 1944. Due to his commitment to his country, Otto Tief is regarded as a hero by many of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1889-1976)
    • Birthplace: Rapla, Estonia
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Jüri Uluots
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    Jüri Uluots was an Estonian prime minister, journalist, prominent attorney and distinguished Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu. Uluots was born in Kirbla Parish, Lääne County in 1890 and studied law at St. Petersburg University in 1910 – 1918. He subsequently taught ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1890-1945)
    • Birthplace: Lihula, Estonia
    • Profession: Lawyer
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