Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (Churchill)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Died in 28 Hyde Park Gate, Hyde Park, London, England
Cause of death: Stroke
Place of Burial: Bladon, Oxfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill and Jeanette Porch
Husband of Clementine Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill
Father of Diana Churchill; Hon. Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill; Sarah Churchill (actress); Marigold Frances Churchill and Mary Soames, Baroness Soames
Brother of John Strange Spencer-Churchill

Occupation: Prime Minister
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About Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (that is, for most of the Second World War) 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 British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.


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Project note: Sir Churchill was a Freemason and a member of Studholme Alliance Lodge No. 1591 and Rosemary Lodge No. 2851.

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Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's Timeline

November 30, 1874
Oxfordshire, England
Age 6
St James, London, England
Age 16
Cheveley, Cambridgeshire, England
February 1895
Age 20
RMC, Sandhurst
September 12, 1908
Age 33
St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England
July 11, 1909
Age 34
London, Greater London, UK
May 28, 1911
Age 36
June 28, 1914
- November 11, 1918
Age 39

World War I (initialized as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars, was a global military conflict which involved the majority of the world's great powers, organized into two opposing military alliances: the Entente Powers and the Central Powers. Over 70 million military personnel were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. In a state of total war, the major combatants fully placed their scientific and industrial capabilities at the service of the war effort. Over 15 million people were killed, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in human history.

The proximate cause for the war was the 28 June 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by a Bosnian-Serb nationalist, Gavrilo Princip. Austria-Hungary's resulting demands against the Kingdom of Serbia led to the activation of a series of alliances which within weeks saw all of the major European powers at war. As a consequence of the global empires of many European nations, the war soon spread worldwide.

By the war's end, four major imperial powers—Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire—had been militarily and politically defeated, with the latter two ceasing to exist as autonomous countries. The revolutionized Soviet Union emerged from the Russian Empire, while the map of central Europe was completely redrawn into numerous smaller states. The League of Nations was formed in the hope of preventing another such conflict. The European nationalism spawned by the war, the repercussions of Germany's defeat, and the Treaty of Versailles would eventually lead to the beginning of World War II in 1939.

October 7, 1914
Age 39
London, England
November 15, 1918
Age 43