Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Death: 24th January 1965
Location: St Martin’s Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England
Cause of Death: Stroke
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British Prime Minister and author who was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values. 
He is considered to be one of the most important leaders in modern world history. Churchill had a long and distinguished political career and although he is best remembered for being Prime Minister during the Second World War he was also Prime Minister from 1951 – 1955.
Churchill used writing as a method of supporting himself as he inherited very little money. His work can be grouped into three categories; family history, autobiographical and the category which his reputation as a writer is built on, narrative history. He wrote histories of the First and Second World Wars as well as his History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
He died at the age of 90. After his death his body lay in State in Westminster Hall for three days and a state funeral was held at St Paul's Cathedral, this was the first state funeral for a non-royal family member since 1914 and representatives from over one-hundred countries attended.