Winston Churchill (1874-1965) . Churchill’s Life.
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Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Winston Churchill enjoyed one of the longest and most interesting lives of any person who has ever lived. From his birth at Blenheim Palace on November 30th, 1874, to his death at Hyde Park Gate in London on January 24, 1965, his life was one of action, controversy, setback and achievement. It was never dull.
Father: Randolph Churchill, a Conservative politician
Mother: Jennie Jerome, the daughter of Leonard Jerome, a New York businessman.
On the outbreak of the Second World War Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and on 4th April 1940 became chairman of the Military Coordinating Committee.
In May, 1940, he became Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and remained in office until 1945.
After Pearl Harbor Churchill worked closely with Franklin D. Roosevelt to ensure victory over Germany and Japan. He was also a loyal ally of the Soviet Union after Adolf Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June, 1941.
Churchill held important meetings with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at Teheran(November, 1943) and Yalta(February, 1945).
He took over the premiership again in the Conservative victory of 1951 and resigned in 1955 .
He remained a Member of Parliament until the general election of 1964, when he did not seek re-election.
the Nobel Prize for Literature.