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    • Winston ChurchillPrime Minister of Great Britain / World War II FigureBorn: 30 November 1874.                                 Info from factmonster.com and thefamous people.comDied: 24 January 1965Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, EnglandBest known as: Indefatigable prime minister of Britain during World War IISoldier, politician and finally a prime minister, Winston Churchill was one of Britainsgreatest 20th-century heroes. He is particularly remembered for his indomitable spiritwhile leading Great Britain to victory in World War II. Churchill fought with the BritishArmy in India and Sudan, and as a journalist was captured in South Africa (where hisdispatches from the Boer War first brought him to public prominence). He became amember of Parliament in 1900 and remained an MP for over 64 years. His early topsy-turvy political career earned him many enemies, but his stirring speeches, bulldogtenacity and refusal to make peace with Adolf Hitler made him the popular choice tolead England through World War II.One of the 20th centurys most quotable wits,Churchill wrote a plethora of histories, biographies and memoirs, including the landmarkfour-volume A History of the English-speaking Peoples (1956-58). In 1953 he wasawarded theNobel Prize in Literature; he was knighted the same year.CHILD HOOD Winston Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 in Oxfordshire in the UnitedKingdom. A descent of the Spencer family, Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill wasborn to a politician father Lord Randolph Churchill and mother Lady Randolph Churchillwho was the daughter of an American millionaire. Winston Churchill had a brother JohnStrange Spencer.  Winston Churchill married Clementine Hozier on 12 September 1908 in St. Margaret’s Westminster and in 1909, the couple moved to a house at 33 Eccleston Square. Their first child, Diana was born in London on 11 July 1909 and stayed with her nanny while Clementine moved to Sussex. Their son Randolph was born on 28 May 1911 and their third child Sarah came on 7 October 1914 at Admiralty House. Clementine gave birth to Marigold Frances Churchill on 15 November 1918. However, Marigold, who was their fourth child, could not survive into the adulthood and died from illness on 23 August 1921. his fifth and last child Mary was born next year on 15 September 1922.