|Winston Churchill Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 30, 1874|
|Date of Death||January 24, 1965|
Winston Churchill was a British politician, soldier, writer, historian, and painter who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (during the Second World War) and again from 1951 to 1955. Considered one of the 20th century’s most significant figures, he always self-confidently believed himself to be “a man of destiny”. While Winston Churchill remains a popular figure in the Anglosphere for his contributions to defending Europe’s liberal democracy against the spread of fascism, he has also received significant criticism for his imperialist views.
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Winnie, The British Bulldog, The Father of Europe
He was born on November 30, 1874.
On January 24, 1965, Winston Churchill died following a stroke at the age of 90 in London, England, United Kingdom.
St Martin’s Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
He resided in London, England, United Kingdom.
Winston Churchill attended St George’s School in Ascot, Berkshire; Brunswick School in Hove; and Harrow School in Harrow on the Hill. He then enrolled at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Politician, Soldier, Writer, Historian, Painter
- Father – Lord Randolph Churchill (February 13, 1849 – January 24, 1895) (Statesperson)
- Mother – Lady Randolph Churchill (January 9, 1854 – June 29, 1921) (American-born British Socialite)
- Siblings – John Spencer-Churchill (Younger Brother) (February 4, 1880 – February 23, 1947)
- Others – John Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford (Paternal Grandfather) (Conservative Cabinet Minister, Politician), Marchioness of Blandford (née Lady Frances Vane) (Paternal Grandmother), Leonard Jerome (November 3, 1817 – March 3, 1891) (Maternal Grandfather) (Financier, Sportsman, Speculator), Clarissa (always called Clara) (Maternal Grandmother), John George Spencer-Churchill (Nephew) (May 31, 1909 – June 23, 1992) (Painter, Sculptor, Stockbroker), Henry Winston (known as Peregrine) Spencer-Churchill (Nephew) (1913-2002), Anne Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon (née Spencer-Churchill) (Niece) (1920-2021) (Memoirist)
5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Winston Churchill had dated –
- Ethel Barrymore – He reportedly proposed marriage to American actor Ethel Barrymore but she declined the offer.
- Daisy Fellowes
- Tallulah Bankhead – RUMOR
- Clementine Hozier (1908-1965) – On September 12, 1908, he married Clementine Churchill (née Hozier) at St Margaret’s, Westminster and they honeymooned in Baveno, Venice, and Veverí Castle in Moravia. They had 5 children – daughter Diana (1909-1963), son Randolph (1911-1968), daughter Sarah (1914-1982), daughter Marigold (1918-1921), and daughter Mary (1922-2014). The duo’s marriage was an affectionate one and they remained together until his death in 1965.
Race / Ethnicity
Winston Churchill was of English, Scottish, Welsh, French Huguenot, Ulster-Scots/Irish/Northern Irish, and Cornish descent.
- His trademark top hat and Cigar
- Dry sarcastic wit
He was christened in the Church of England but underwent an anti-Christian phase in his youth.
In a letter to one of his cousins, Winston Churchill referred to religion as “a delicious narcotic” and expressed a preference for Protestantism over Roman Catholicism because he felt it “a step nearer Reason”.
Winston Churchill Favorite Things
- Film – That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Source – IMDb
Winston Churchill Facts
- In 1953, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his “mastery of historical and biographical description” and oratorial output.
- Winston Churchill considered Indian anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist Mahatma Gandhi as “a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir”.
- He was granted honorary US citizenship in 1963.
- He died on the 70th anniversary of his father’s death. Winston Churchill was given a state funeral.
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