Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (* 30 November 1874 in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; † 24 January 1965 in London)
What you need to know:
- Winston Churchill was one of the greatest politicians of the 20th century. As prime minister of Great Britain he was leading the country through World War Two.
- He became best-known after he escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp of the Second Anglo Boer War (1899–1902).
- He wrote a lot of historical books. 1953 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.