interesting facts about Winston Churchill
September 29, 2009 | In: People facts
Winston Churchill was was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
On 12th September 1908 Churchill married Clementine Ogilvy Spencer and the following year published a book on his political philosophy, Liberalism and the Social Problem (1909).
He served as prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War
He came from the famously known Spencer family (he used Churchill as his last name in public though).
Churchill painted more than 570 paintings, but only a few major shows were held in his own lifetime.
He wrote 3 books, saw 4 wars on 4 continents and was elected to the House of Commons – all by the age of 26!
During the Boer War (1899-1902) he was captured and escaped. The Boers put a bounty of only 25 pounds on his head.
In 1953 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He was a large collector of toy soldiers.
Time Magazine named Winston Churchill “man of the year” in 1940 and 1946.
Winston Churchill died on 24th January, 1965.