As Prime Minister, he helped lead Great Britain through the darkest hours of World War II. He was a statesman, author, painter, and an inspiring speaker. Born into an aristocratic British family with an American mother, he considered the United States his second home. Winston Churchill is considered one of the greatest men of the twentieth century.
At a young age, he was an army officer, and a celebrated war correspondent. For most of his long life, he served in various political positions, most famously as Prime Minister. He is known for his defiant resolve against Nazi aggression and encouragement to the British population during dark periods of WWII. Known worldwide for his great leadership, his speeches and clever sayings are still quoted today.