Person 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. 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.

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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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#239 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#226 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#142 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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: 63

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Politician

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#195 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#167 on Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are

#3 on People You Want South Park to Make Fun of

#487 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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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#655 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#115 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#36 on Freedom Fighters of India

#1065 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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: 49

Birthplace: London, England

Profession: Spokesperson, Editor, Politician

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#489 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

#10 on The Top 30 British Illuminati

#35 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#2 on Famous Bilderberg Group Members

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Yitzhak Rabin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1922-1995)

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Profession: Politician, Military Officer

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#261 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#29 on Famous Assassinations in Israel

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Gordon Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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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: 64

Birthplace: Eurasia, East Renfrewshire, Giffnock, United Kingdom Scotland, + more

Profession: Politician, Journalist, Lecturer

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#18 on The Top 30 British Illuminati

#22 on Famous Bilderberg Group Members

#34 on The Best Political Nicknames

#20 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Brown

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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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 ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Credits: CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference, The Class of 92, Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was, Countdown to Zero

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#1152 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#11 on The Top 30 British Illuminati

#157 on Famous Bilderberg Group Members

#27 on The Best Political Nicknames

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John Major is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Prime Ministers
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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: 72

Birthplace: Carshalton, United Kingdom

Profession: Politician, Banker

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