Neville Chamberlain Born: March 18, 1869, Birmingham Died: November 9, 1940, Heckfield Party: Conservative Party Children: Francis Chamberlain, Dorothy Chamberlain Education: Rugby School, Mason Science College Parents: Florence Kendrick, Joseph Chamberlain
Things you might not now about Neville Chamberlain Once the war started Neville Chamberlain was Prime Minister for just 8 months
Winston Churchill Born: November 30, 1874, Woodstock Died: January 24, 1965, Hyde Park Gate Buried: St Martin's Church, Bladon Education: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (1894), Harrow School, St. George's School, Ascot, Stoke Brunswick School
Things you might not know about Winston Churchill Churchill was born prematurely in a cloakroom at Blenheim Palace, where his expectant mother was attending a party. She was unable to reach a bedroom in time, before labor commenced. He died on the exact same day as his father (only 70 years later) at the age of 90, in January 1965. Winston Churchill was believed to have owned an English Bulldog. He was associated with this breed because he was stubborn just like the bulldog. However, he was a proud owner of two brown miniature poodles that were both named Rufus.
Adolph Hitler Born: April 20, 1889, Braunau am Inn, Austria Died: April 30, 1945, Berlin, Germany Height: 1.73 m Spouse: Eva Braun Parents: Klara Hitler, Alois Hitler
Things you might not know about Hitler Before the outbreak of World War I, in May 1913, the future dictator actually fled Vienna for Munich, seemingly in attempt to avoid military service. He was arrested in January of the following year, facing a fine and a year’s imprisonment. On 2nd January 1939, Hitler was declared Time Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year 1938’. However, far from a celebration of the man, Time noted that “Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom- loving world faces today.” The article continues: “The man most responsible for this world tragedy is a moody, brooding, un-prepossessing, 49-year-old Austria born ascetic with a Charly Chaplin mustache.”
Josef Stalin Born: December 18, 1878, Gori, Georgia Died: March 5, 1953, Kuntsevo Dacha Height: 1.63 m Full name: Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili Spouse: Ekaterina Svanidze (m. 1906–1907) Nadezhda Alliluyeva (m. 1919–1932), Children: Vasily Dzhugashvili, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Artem Sergeev
Things you might not know about Josef Stalin Uncle Joe’s birth name was Losif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (several other alternative spellings are documented). He started using his assumed name Stalin, roughly translating as ‘man of steel’, in 1910. In addition to fostering his hard-lined image, the moniker was supposedly adopted in an effort to shield his real identity from the police whilst involved in evasive revolutionary activity. Some commentators suggest the son of a modest cobbler chose the name in order to distance himself from his Georgian roots.
Franklin D Roosevelt Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, New York, United States Died: April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia, United States Presidential term: March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945 Movies: Zeitgeist: The Movie, The President's Mystery Children: James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt,
Things you might not know about Franklin D Roosevelt Franklin was an only child of very wealthy parents; he grew up on an estate in New York’s Hudson Valley. And how was young Franklin related to President Theodore Roosevelt? It’s a bit complicated. The men were fifth cousins, so they had the same great-great-great-great- grandparents.
Harry Truman Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri, United States Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, United States Full name: Harry S. Truman Presidential term: April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953 Vice president: Alben W. Barkley Education: William Chrisman High School
Fun Facts About Harry Truman Truman wanted to go to West Point, but poor eyesight kept him from the academy. He enlisted in the National Guard and was an artillery commander during World War I. Two Puerto Rico nationalists tried to kill Truman in 1950 when he was staying at Blair House while the White House was under renovation. A White House guard died as he killed one attacker. The other attacker was captured. Truman heard the gun fight from his room.
Michinomiya Hirohito Born: April 29, 1901, Tokyo, Japan Died: January 7, 1989, Tokyo, Japan Height: 1.65 m Spouse: Empress Kojun (m. 1924–1989) Children: (7) Prince Hitachi, Shigeko Higashikuni, Atsuko Ikeda, Takako Shimazu, Kazuko Takatsukasa, Sachiko, Princess Hisa Parents: Emperor Taishō, Empress Teimei
Fun facts About Hirohito In 1921, Hirohito went on a six-month tour of Europe, becoming the first member of the Japanese imperial family to travel abroad. He became Emperor at the extremely young age of 25 when his father died.
Charles De Gaulle Born: November 22 1890 Died November 09 1970 Education : Military academy of Saint-Cyr Place of Birth: Lille, France Place of Death: Colmbey- les-deux-Eglises, France Full name: Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle
Fun Facts About Charles de Gaulle The main airport in Paris is named after him He has a statue in Warsaw identical to the one near the Arc de Triomphe He has Houses, Statues, Avenues and even Boulevards named after him in over 25 countries
Benito Mussolini Born: July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy Assassinated: April 28, 1945, Giulino, Mezzegra, Italy Movies: Hundred Days Spouse: Rachele Mussolini (m. 1915–1945), Ida Dalser (m. 1914) 1.69 M Children: Edda Mussolini, Vittorio Mussolini, Romano Mussolini, Bruno Mussolini, Benito Albino Mussolini, Anna Maria Mussolini Nicknames: Mussolini, ll Duce, Iron Prefect
Fun Facts About Benito Mussoilini Mussolini even at the age of ten was expelled for stabbing a classmate in the hand Before being a fascist he was a socialist.
Questions Which leader has things named after him in over 25 countries? Charles De Gaulle How long was Neville Chamberlain Prime Minister after war broke out? 8 months Where was Churchill born? The Cloakroom of Blenheim Palace