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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. 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 (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as a Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and imperialist, for most of his career he was a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but from 1904 to 1924 was a member of the Liberal Party. Of mixed English and American parentage, Churchill was born in Oxfordshire to a wealthy, aristocratic family. Joining the ...more on Wikipedia

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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 (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, romanized: Vladímir Vladímirovič Pútin; born 7 October 1952) is the President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. In between his presidential terms, he was also the Prime Minister of Russia under president Dmitry Medvedev. Putin was born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR. He studied law at Leningrad State University, graduating in 1975. Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before resigning in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration where he ...more on Wikipedia

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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 (Hindi: [ˈɪndɪraː ˈɡaːndʱiː] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. She served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the second longest-serving Indian Prime Minister, after her father.Gandhi served as her father's personal assistant and hostess during his tenure as Prime Minister between 1947 and 1964. She ...more on Wikipedia

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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 (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney from 2001 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016. He identifies as a one-nation conservative, and has been associated with both economically liberal and socially liberal policies. Born in London to an upper-middle-class family, Cameron was educated at Heatherdown School, Eton College, and Brasenose College, Oxford. From 1988 to 1993 he worked at the Conservative Research Department, assisting the Conservative Prime Minister John Major, before leaving politics to work for Carlton ...more on Wikipedia

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