Interesting Facts About Winston Churchill
This is a list of 15 interesting facts about Winston Churchill. I hope you enjoy the list!
15. He was born in 1874, in the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England.
14. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II.
13. As prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill rallied the British people during WWII and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.
12. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist.
11. Winston Churchill’s response to Hitler’s challenge brought him to lead a national coalition in 1940, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor altered his whole prospect of the war.
10. Churchill was not only a politician but also liked to write and paint.
9. The name of his parents were Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill who was the daughter of an American millionaire.
8. On 12th September 1908 Churchill married Clementine Ogilvy Spencer.
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7. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions.
6. In 1895, Churchill travelled to Cuba to observe the Spanish fight the Cuban guerrillas; he had obtained a commission to write about the conflict from the Daily Graphic.
5. On 12 October 1899, the Second Boer War between Britain and the Boer Republics broke out and he obtained a commission to act as war correspondent for the Morning Post with a salary of $250 per month.
4. He served as prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
3. On 15 January 1965, Churchill suffered a severe stroke that left him gravely ill. He died at his London home nine days later, at age 90.
2. Churchill painted more than 570 paintings, but only a few major shows were held in his own lifetime.
1. He was the first person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States.
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