Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30th, 1874, in Blenheim, the UK. The family was of wealthy aristocrats. His father, Lord Randolph, was a member of parliament for the Conservatives and his mother, Jennie, was an American businesswoman.
But, he himself performed and behaved poorly in his first two schools. Thus, it seemed that he would be unable to attend university. Instead, in 1893 Churchill went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He graduated in 1895 as one of the best. But, only a month later, his father died.
First, he served in Cuba and India, where he self-educated Plato and other ancient philosophers. In 1899, he worked as a correspondent in the Second Boer War. He was captured but managed to escape prison. In 1900, he entered the parliament as a member of the Conservatives. However, he switched to the Liberals in 1904.
From 1911, Churchill was the First Lord of the Admiralty. Hence, when World War I. broke out in 1914, his role was crucial. In 1915 he ordered the invasion of the Gallipoli in Turkey. However, they suffered a disaster, and Churchill left. He maintained various minor positions for the next several years. In 1924, he returned to the Conservative party.
Later, from 1933, Winston Churchill warned of the rise of the nazis and fascists as well as communists. But, the leaders left his call unanswered. He heavily criticized the appeasement politics of Neville Chamberlain. Yet, it was too late, and in 1939, World War II. broke out. He became prime minister on May 10th, 1940. His solution was simple. Great Britain shall never surrender to the Nazis.
Winston Churchill was a stubborn leader with a talented speaker. Through word, he motivated the nation. Yet, when the war ended in 1945, Churchill lost the prime minister’s office. In 1951, “The British Bulldog” he retook office for another four years.
Like many others, Churchill had various scandals, namely including the situation in Indian and problems with Irish strikers. Further, was a conservative and imperialist by heart and an economic liberal.
He was married to Clementine Churchill and had five children. One of the greatest politicians in history, Sir Winston Churchill, died on January 24th, 1965, in London.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill