Today marks the death anniversary of British politician Winston Churchill, who passed away on January 24, 1965, at the age of 90.
Born on November 30, 1874, Churchill is known for his illustrious career that made him one of the 20th century’s most significant figures.
Despite his death, he remains popular in the Anglosphere, where he is seen as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending Europe’s liberal democracy against the spread of fascism.
Throughout his career, he had been criticized for some wartime events and also for his imperialist views.
Churchill served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 when he led the country to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955.
Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964.
Ideologically an economic liberal and imperialist, he was for most of his career a member of the Conservative Party and its leader from 1940 to 1955.
He was also a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924.