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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Leaders

    Attila the Hun: Born: 406 AD - Died: 453 AD
    He was the most powerful king of the Huns. His empire stretched from Germany to the Eastern Europe. He fought the Romans, but stopped short of sacking Rome in 452.
    Alexander the Great: Born: 356 BC - Died: 323 BC
    Considered the greatest military leader of all time, guiding his Macedonian and Greek troops to conquer most of the known world.
    Joan of Arc: Born: 1412-01-06 - Died: 1431-05-30
    As a young girl she had visions from god telling her to recover France from English domination during the 100 years war. At 17 years of age she took command of the french armies obtaining many victories, leading to the coronation of Charles VII as king. Captured by the English she was convicted of heresy […]
    Geronimo: Born: 1829-06-16 - Died: 1909-02-17
    A leader of the Chiricahua Apaches, he fought against the Mexican and the U.S. army from 1858 to 1886, when he surrendered to the U.S. army. US army paratroopers, in honor of his bravery, call out his name when parachuting out of a plane.
    Saddam Hussein: Born: 1937-04-28 - Died: 2006-12-30
    He was president of Iraq from 1979 until April 2003 when he was captured by American troops. He was a ruthless dictator who ruled Iraq by terror, and fought two wars, one against Iran which finished in stalemate (1980/1988) and later, in 1990, invaded Kuwait, leading to the first Gulf War.
    Yasser Arafat: Born: 1929-08-24 - Died: 2004-11-11
    Arafat was the Palestinian leader and leader of the secular Fatah political party.
    Ho Chi Minh: Born: 1890-05-19 - Died: 1969-09-02
    A Vietnamese communist, he formed the Vietminh, a Communist organization, to fight against the Japanese in world war II. In 1945 he announced the formation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and continued the fight against foreign occupation, this time by the french, the prewar colonial power. Fighting continued until 1954 when the french were […]
    Adolf Hitler: Born: 1889-04-20 - Died: 1945-04-30
    He led Germany into the II world war. He was responsible for the holacaust the sistematic liquidation of 6 million jews and others.
    Genghis Khan: Born: 1162 AD - Died: 1227-08-18
    Mongolian conquering prince, who united the mongolian tribes and carved out an empire stretching from estern Europe to china. To this day he is venerated in Mongolia as the father of the country.
    Winston Churchill: Born: 1874-11-30 - Died: 1965-01-24
    He was the most famous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 20ths century and led England in the II World War.
    George S. Patton: Born: 1885-11-11 - Died: 1945-12-21
    One of the most strong, flamboyant and popular American Generals of the European Theater in World War II.
    James Monroe: Born: 1758-04-28 - Died: 1831-07-04
    James Monroe was the fifth president of the United States. He held office from 1817 to 1825. During his time, the acquisition of Florida was made, the Missouri Compromise, and the Monroe Doctrine, which severed all ties with France left from the war of 1812.
    Andrew Jackson: Born: 1767-03-15 - Died: 1845-06-08
    Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States of America. His face can be found on the American Twenty Dollar Bill. He was the first president that an assassination attempt was made upon. Prior to his presidency, he was the military governor of Florida, and the commander of the American Forces at the […]
    Grover Cleveland: Born: 1837-03-18 - Died: 1908-06-24
    Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd as well as the 24th president of the United States making him the only president in history to serve two terms that weren’t back to back. Benjamin Harrison held office in between. Cleveland was also the 28th Governor of New York just before his first presidential term. He was […]
    Herbert Hoover: Born: 1874-08-10 - Died: 1964-10-20
    Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States and held office from 1929 to 1933. He took over after Calvin Coolidge (whom he held the title of Secretary of Commerce under) and was replaced by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had also been the Secretary of Commerce under Warren Harding. Hoover, a republican, beat […]