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Churchill, Sir Winston

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965), an author, artist, war correspondent, and politician, is best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. After a brief but eventful army career, Churchill became a member of Parliament in 1900, launching a political career that spanned more than sixty years. He served as prime minister from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. His numerous honors include the Nobel Prize in Literature, knighthood, and receiving honorary...See more