The World Leaders (worth listing)

by BA-Baracus | created - 09 Dec 2010 | updated - 31 Aug 2013 | Public

The world leaders listed here are those regardless of anything good or bad they did, they AT LEAST are "worth listing".

1. Mohammed Mossadegh

Self | Tehran anar nadarad

Mohammed Mossadegh was born in 1880 in Tehran, Iran. He died on March 5, 1967 in Tehran.

2. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Self | One Inch from Victory

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was the last Shah of Iran, his reign lasted from 1941 until his overthrow in 1979. He was educated in Switzerland and was familiar with the western ideas. In 1941, Britain and USSR occupied Iran and forced Reza Shah the Great to resign in favor of his son. Later the young Shah...

3. Mohammad Khatami

Self | Iran and the West

Mohammad Khatami was born on September 29, 1943 in Ardakan, Iran as Seyyed Mohammad Khatami-Ardakani.

4. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Self | Iran and the West

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was born on August 25, 1934 in Bahraman, Kerman Province, Iran as Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. He was married to Effat Marashi. He died on January 8, 2017 in Teheran, Iran.

5. Hassan Rouhani

Self | Iran and the West

He was born Hassan Fereydoon on 12 November 1948 in Sorkheh, Iran. He later changed his name to Hassan Rouhani (Rouhani meaning "spiritual" or "cleric").

He has held many political posts in Iran following the Islamic Revolution. Including being a member of the Iranian Parliament from 1980 to 2000, ...

6. Abolhassan Bani Sadr

Self | The Maltese Double Cross

Abolhassan Bani Sadr was the first President of Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. His presidency was impeached a year after his inauguration after Bani Sadr criticized the Islamic government for violating the human rights of the people of Iran, and also criticized the many executions of the ...

7. Ayatollah Khomeini

Self | Baraye azadi

Ayatollah Khomeini was born on September 24, 1902 in Khomein, Iran as Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini Hindizadeh. He died on June 3, 1989 in Tehran, Iran.

8. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Self | Frontline

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was born on July 17, 1939 in Mashhad, Iran as Seyyed Sli Khamenei. He has been married to Khojaste Khamenei since 1964.

9. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Self | Letters to the President

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born on October 28, 1956 in Aradan, Garmsar, Iran.

10. John F. Kennedy

Writer | Profiles in Courage

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Rose Kennedy (née Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy. John was named after his maternal grandfather, John "HoneyFitz" Fitzgerald, the mayor of Boston. John was very ill as a child and was given the last ...

11. Richard Nixon

Soundtrack | Frost/Nixon

Richard Nixon was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California, USA as Richard Milhous Nixon. He was a writer, known for Frost/Nixon (2008), Presidential Countdown (1960) and Startime (1959). He was married to Pat Nixon. He died on April 22, 1994 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

12. Ronald Reagan

Actor | Kings Row

Ronald Reagan had quite a prolific career, having catapulted from a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989).

Ronald Wilson ...

13. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Self | Nazi Concentration Camps

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on Tuesday, October 14, 1890, as Dwight David Eisenhower, in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Both parents were of German descent. Eisenhower studied at the West Point Military Academy from 1911-...

14. Herbert Hoover

Self | Public Be Damned

Herbert Hoover was born on March 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa. His family were devout Quakers. At age eight, Hoover was orphaned and was sent to live with relatives. They showed him little affection, but taught him the importance of hard work and industry. In 1891, Hoover entered Stanford ...

15. Theodore Roosevelt

Writer | Arena

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Roosevelt Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Arena (2016), Simple Gifts (1977) and Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917). He was married to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee. ...

16. Abraham Lincoln

Writer | Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, he attended the play 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theater. John Wilkes Booth, who was a famous actor and friend of owner John Ford, had free access to all parts of the theater, sneaked into his box and shot him fatally in the back of the head with a .44 caliber ...

17. Anwar Sadat

Self | Midweek

Anwar Sadat was born on December 25, 1918 in Mit Abu al-Kum, Al-Minufiyah, Egypt as Muhammed Anwar el-Sadat. He was married to Jehan Raouf and Ehsan Madi. He died on October 6, 1981 in Cairo, Egypt.

18. Hosni Mubarak

Actor | Wadaa' fi elfagr

Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928 in Al-Minufiyah, Egypt as Muhammed Hosni Said Mubarak. He is an actor, known for Wadaa' fi elfagr (1956), BBC World News (1997) and The Gulf War (1996). He has been married to Suzan Mubarak since 1959. They have two children.

19. Idi Amin

Composer | Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait

Idi Amin Dada Oumee was born in the rural village of Koboko, Uganda, in 1923, a member of the Kakwa tribe. Raised in the isolated farming country of northwestern Uganda, Amin received a scant education which left him functionally illiterate.

During the Second World War, at the age of 18, he enlisted...

20. Robert Mugabe

Self | Zimbabwe: State of Denial

Robert Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924 in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia as Robert Gabriel Mugabe. He has been married to Grace Marufu since August 17, 1996. They have three children. He was previously married to Sally Hayfron.

21. Hirohito

Self | Arrivée du prince du Japon Hiro Hito

Hirohito was born on April 29, 1901 in Tokyo, Japan. He was married to Princess Nagako Kuni. He died on January 7, 1989 in Tokyo.

22. Akihito

Self | Nagano 1998: XVIII Olympic Winter Games

Akihito was born on December 23, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan as Akihito Tsugunomiya. He has been married to Michiko since April 10, 1959. They have two children.

23. Hu Jintao

Self | Beijing

Hu Jintao was born on December 21, 1942 in Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China. He has been married to Liu Yongqing since February 1970. They have two children.

24. Jiabao Wen

Self | Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad

Jiabao Wen was born on September 15, 1942 in Tianjin, China.

25. Kim Il-Sung

Writer | Kotpanum chonio

Kim Il-Sung was born on April 15, 1912 in Man'gyondae, Korea as Song-Ju Kim. He was a writer and actor, known for Kotpanum chonio (1972), Pibada (1969) and North Korea in Emoji (2013). He was married to Song-Ae Kim and Jong-Suk Kim. He died on July 8, 1994 in P'yongyang, North Korea.

26. Jong-Il Kim

Producer | Pulgasari

Jong-Il Kim was born on February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoe, Khabarovskiy rayon, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Yuri Irsenovich Kim. He was an actor and producer, known for Pulgasari (1985), Han nyeohaksaengeui ilgi (2007) and Pibada (1969). He was married to Young-Sook Kim and Il-Chon Hong. He died ...

27. Kim Jong-un

Self | Panorama

Kim Jong-un was born on January 8, 1984 in Pyongyang, North Korea. He has been married to Sol-Ju Ri since 2009. They have three children.

28. Saddam Hussein

Writer | Al-ayyam al-tawila

Saddam Hussein was a bloody and brutal dictator who kept his country of Iraq at war almost constantly after assuming power in 1979. At least one million people died due to the machinations of Saddam. After his regime was toppled by the U.S. invasion of 2003, he wound up on a gallows, his life ...

29. Jalal Talabani

Self | The Iraq War

Jalal Talabani was born on November 12, 1933 in Kelkan, Iraqi Kurdistan. He was married to Hero Ibrahim Ahmed. He died on October 3, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

30. Silvio Berlusconi

Producer | Mediterraneo

Silvio Berlusconi was born on September 29, 1936 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is a producer, known for Mediterraneo (1991), Man Trouble (1992) and Folks! (1992). He was previously married to Veronica Lario and Carla Elvira Lucia Dall'Oglio.

31. Muammar Gadaffi

Producer | Al-risâlah

Muammar Abu Meniar el-Gaddafi was born in the North African desert, south of Sirte, Libya, in 1942 (the exact date is unknown; some sources day June 1, while others say sometime in September). The son of a poor Bedouin nomad, Gaddafi lived in his family's remote desert camp until he went away to ...

32. Fidel Castro

Actor | Araaayyyyy!!!

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born in Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba, the fifth of nine children of Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz, a plantation owner originally from Galicia, Spain, who operated a plantation in Cuba's Oriente Province. His mother, Lina Ruz González, was a servant in his ...

33. Raúl Castro

Self | South of the Border

Raúl Castro was born on June 3, 1931 in Biran, Oriente Province, Cuba as Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz. He was previously married to Vilma Espin.

34. Nelson Mandela

Actor | Malcolm X

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist ...

35. Gerald Ford

Actor | Dynasty

Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 until January 1977.

Ford was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska as Leslie Lynch King, Jr., being the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King. His parents separated two weeks after his birth and his...

36. Lyndon Johnson

Self | 1960 National Nominating Conventions

Lyndon Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas, USA as Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was married to Lady Bird Johnson. He died on January 22, 1973 in Stonewall.

37. Bill Clinton

Self | The War Room

Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas, to Virginia Dell (Cassidy) and William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., a traveling salesman. His father died in a car crash three months before Bill was born. He was raised by his grandparents for four years while his mother was in ...

38. Barack Obama

Self | Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a white American from Wichita, Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr., who was black, was from Alego, Kenya. They were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left...

39. George Bush

Self | Feed

The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (known colloquially as "Bush 41" to distinguish him from his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the U.S., who is known as "Bush 43"), was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. ...

40. George W. Bush

Camera_department | Journeys with George

The 43rd President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush (known colloquially as "W" to distinguish himself from his father, George Bush, the 41st president of the U.S.), was born two days after the national holiday of the Fourth of July, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut. There, his ...

41. Charles de Gaulle

Writer | Une mauvaise rencontre

Charles de Gaulle was born on November 22, 1890 in Lille, Nord, France as Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle. He was a writer, known for Une mauvaise rencontre (1981), Les manifestations du 18 Juin (1949) and L'Afrique noire française (1944). He was married to Yvonne de Gaulle. He died on ...

42. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

Self | 1974, une partie de campagne

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was born on February 2, 1926 in Koblenz, Germany. He has been married to Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing since December 17, 1952. They have four children.

43. François Mitterrand

Self | Echtzeit

François Mitterrand was born in Jarnac on October 26, 1916. He was finishing his studies in Paris when he was called by the French army in September 1939. He was 3 times mentioned, then injured and imprisoned but he escaped in December 1941 during his transfer to another war camp. Back to France, ...

44. Jacques Chirac

Self | Starko!

Jacques Chirac was born on November 29, 1932 in Paris, France as Jacques René Chirac. He has been married to Bernadette Chirac since March 16, 1956. They have two children.

45. Nicolas Sarkozy

Writer | Le dernier été

Nicolas Sarkozy was born on January 28, 1955 in Paris, France as Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa. He is a writer and actor, known for Le dernier été (1997), Leclerc, un rêve d'Indochine (2003) and Starko! (2008). He has been married to Carla Bruni since February 2, ...

46. François Hollande

Self | C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons

François Hollande was born on August 12, 1954 in Rouen, Seine-Inférieure [now Seine-Maritime, Normandy], France as François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande.

47. Winston Churchill

Writer | Matinee Theatre

Born in Blenheim Palace, the residence of his grandfather, the 7th Duke of Marlborough. His father was the Duke's third son, Lord Randolph Churchill. His mother, Jennie Jerome, was the daughter of an American financier.

After passing through famous English public schools such as Harrow, he went on ...

48. Margaret Thatcher

SDI Star Wars

Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 in Grantham, England, the younger daughter of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts. Her father was a greengrocer and respected town leader, serving as lay-leader with their church, city-alderman and then as mayor. He taught Margaret never to do things because ...

49. David Cameron

Self | Wimbledon

David Cameron was educated at England's most prestigious school, Eton College. He then attended Brasenose College, Oxford University, where he achieved a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He became Member of Parliament for Witney at the 2001 general election. Following the ...

50. Tony Blair

Actor | The Simpsons

Tony Blair was born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland as Anthony Charles Lynton Blair. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), CNN World Report (1987) and Truth, Lies and Intelligence (2005). He has been married to Cherie Blair since March 29, 1980. They have four children.

51. Gordon Brown

Self | UK General Election

Gordon Brown was born on February 20, 1951 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland as James Gordon Brown. He has been married to Sarah Brown since August 3, 2000. They have three children.

52. John Major

Self | Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was

John Major was born on March 29, 1943 in London. He was the son of Tom Major-Ball, a retired circus performer who was 65 when John Major was born. He attended Cheam Common Primary School and Rutlish Grammar School, where he had an undistinguished academic career. In the mid '50s, his family was ...

53. Adolf Hitler

Writer | War Comes to America

Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his ...

54. Konrad Adenauer

Writer | Konrad Adenauer und seine Zeit

Konrad Adenauer was born on January 5, 1876 in Cologne, Germany as Conrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer. He was a writer, known for Konrad Adenauer und seine Zeit (1966), Council of Europe (1952) and See It Now (1951). He was married to Auguste Zinsser and Emma Weyer. He died on April 19, 1967 in ...

55. Helmut Kohl

Actor | Rotwang muß weg!

Helmut Kohl earned his place in history by securing the successful reunification of Germany after the collapse of communism. His 16 years in office made him the longest-serving German chancellor since Bismarck and he was once described as the greatest European leader in the second half of the 20th ...

56. Angela Merkel

Actress | Explosiv - der heiße Stuhl

Angela Merkel was born on July 17, 1954 in Hamburg, Germany as Angela Dorothea Kasner. She is an actress, known for Explosiv - der heiße Stuhl (1989), Die PARTEI (2009) and Sonneborn rettet die Welt (2013). She has been married to Joachim Sauer since December 30, 1998. She was previously ...

57. Christian Wulff

Director | Med rett til å kapre

Christian Wulff was born on June 19, 1959 in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. He is a director and actor, known for Med rett til å kapre (2013), Mein alter Freund Fritz (2007) and Der Torwart. He has been married to Bettina Wulff since March 19, 2008. He was previously married to Christiane ...

58. Tsar Nicholas II

Self | Hänen Majesteettinsa Keisarin käynti Helsingissä

Czar Nicholas II of Russia was crowned in 1894, and was the last Emperor of Russia. He was born on 19 May, 1868, the first child of Tsarevitch Aleksandr III and his wife, Maria Fyodorovna. He was christened His Imperial Highness Nicholas Aleksandrovitch Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia. He was followed...

59. V.I. Lenin

Writer | Un'alba

V.I. Lenin was born on April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk, Russian Empire as Vladimir Ilich Uliánov. He was a writer, known for Un'alba (1920), Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (1927) and Lenin v 2012 godu (2013). He was married to Nadezhda Krupskaya. He died on January 21, 1924 in Gorki, Moscow Governorate, ...

60. Joseph Stalin

Actor | Ostrov myortvykh

Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879 in Gori, Georgia, the Transcaucasian part of the Russian Empire. His father was a cobbler named Vissarion Dzhugashvili, a drunkard who beat him badly and frequently and left the family ...

61. Nikita Khrushchev

Actor | Journey to Understanding

Nikita Khruschev was born on April 17, 1894, into a family of peasants in the village of Kalinovka, Kursk region, Russian Empire. He was raised among agricultural and mining workers. He studied for only two years at grammar school as a child. After the Russian Revolution he joined the Red Army, ...

62. Leonid Brezhnev

Writer | Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev was a communist leader of the Soviet Union who restored a conservative, centralized state, initially raising living standards and bringing the country to its height but ultimately causing economic stagnation and disproportionate military growth. This process exhausted the Soviet ...

63. Mikhail Gorbachev

Actor | In weiter Ferne, so nah!

Mikhail Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Communist Party who initiated changes known as 'perestroika' and 'glasnost'.

He was born Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev into a peasant family on March 2, 1931, in the village of Privolnoe, Stavropol province, Southern Russia. His father, named Sergei...

64. Boris Yeltsin

Self | Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya.

Boris Yeltsin was born on February 1, 1931 in Butka, Ural Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR as Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin. He was married to Naina Girina. He died on April 23, 2007 in Moscow, Russia.

65. Vladimir Putin

Self | The Putin Interviews

(1952) Born in Leningrad, U.S.S.R. (1975) Graduates from law school in Leningrad. (1975-1990) KGB agent posted mainly in East Germany but also Leningrad. (1994-1996) Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg. (1996-1998) Deputy Chief of Staff in President Boris Yeltsin's administration. (1998-1999) Head of ...

66. Dmitry Medvedev

Actor | Yolki

Dmitry Medvedev was born on September 14, 1965 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Dmitriy Anatolevich Medvedev. He is an actor, known for Yolki (2010), On vam ne Dimon (2017) and Der Metzger mit dem Leninorden (2010). He has been married to Svetlana Medvedeva since 1993. They have one child.

67. King George V

Self | Their Imperial Majesties in Bombay

King George V was born on June 3, 1865 in Marlborough House, London, England as George Frederick Ernest Albert Wettin. He was married to Queen Mary. He died on January 20, 1936 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

68. King George VI

Soundtrack | The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'

Albert Fredrick Arthur George was born on December 14, 1895 to the future King George V and Queen Mary who was born a Princess of Teck. It was the anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria's husband Albert the Prince Consort, his great-grandfather, so it was obvious that his name would start with ...

69. Queen Victoria

Writer | En kongelig familie

Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Victoria as she was called was the granddaughter of King George III. When she was less than a year old her father died leaving her mother broke and at the mercy of her brother Leopold, the King of Belgium. ...

70. Queen Mary

Self | Their Imperial Majesties in Bombay

Queen Mary was born Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes Mary in Kensington Palace on May 26, 1867 to Duke Francis and Duchess Mary of Teck. Young Mary was the great-granddaughter of George III and a second cousin to Queen Victoria.

She and her family lived a quiet life in ...

71. Queen Elizabeth II

The Good Life

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on April 21, 1926, in London England to the second son of George V -- Albert, Duke of York and the Duchess of York, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Her sister Princess Margaret was born 4 years later. In 1936, when she was 10, her uncle, King Edward ...

72. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Soundtrack | The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was born on August 4, 1900 in St. Paul's Waldenbury, Hertfordshire, England as Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. She was married to King George VI. She died on March 30, 2002 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.



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