Famous People of the World Wars

Can you name famous statesmen, soldiers, activists and other people who caused, influenced and fought during the First and Second World War?
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Last updated: November 23, 2023
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World War I
Soviet Union
The last Russian Emperor who approved Russia’s entry into the World War I
Tsar Nicholas
Leader of the Russian Revolution in 1917
Vladimir Lenin
The last German Emperor who formed a key alliance with Austria-Hungary
Kaiser Wilhelm
General who achieved major success at Liege and Tannenburg
Erich Ludendorff
A Prussian general who led the army in the Battle of Tannenburg
Paul von Hindenburg
Pilot known as the ‘Red Baron’ who is credited with 80 air combat victories
Manfred Von Richthofen
Officer posted to the Middle East who played a key role in fomenting the Arabs to revolt against the Ottoman Empire
T. E. Lawrence
Secretary of State in 1914, who played a crucial role in raising a large volunteer army in Britain
Herbert Kitchener
Prime Minister from 1916 to the end of the World War I
David Lloyd George
United States
US President who took America into the war against Germany
Woodrow Wilson
Commander in Chief of American forces in Europe
John J. Pershing
Prime Minister from 1917-1920
Georges Clemenceau
The hero of Verdun and French general who was promoted to Marshal of France.
Phillipe Petain
Turkish general responsible for holding off the Allies at Gallipoli during 1915
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife
Gavrilo Princip
World War II
Dictator of Nazi Germany from 1933-45
Adolf Hitler
Commander during the invasion of France and who achieved striking victories in North Africa war
Erwin Rommel
Officer promoted to Field Marshall, commanding the army in the Battle of Stalingrad
Friedrich Paulus
General Field Marshall, taking an active role in the Battle of Stalingrad, the Siege of Leningrad and the Battle of Kursk
Erich von Manstein
Founder of the Gestapo in 1933 and the Commander of the Luftwaffe
Hermann Göring
Member of the Nazi who set up the SS and the system of extermination camps used in the Holocaust
Heinrich Himmler
Officer who led the unsuccessful July 1944 bomb plot against Hitler
Claus von Stauffenberg
Nazi Minister of Propaganda.
Joseph Goebbels
An ethnic German who joined the Nazi party to protect over 1,000 Jews who were employed in his factory
Oskar Schindler
Prime Minister whose speeches helped to bolster morale during the difficult years of 1940 and 1941
Winston Churchill
Prime Minister who led Great Britain into war with Germany after the invasion of Poland
Neville Chamberlain
Spy who was parachuted into France and worked for the French underground
Odette Sansom
Head of RAF Operation Bomber Command 1942-45
Arthur Harris
General who led British divisions during Operation Overlord and the liberation of occupied Europe
Bernard Montgomery
United States
US President who declared war on both Japan and Germany after Pearl Harbor
Franklin D. Roosevelt
US President who approved the atomic bombs to be dropped on Japan
Harry Truman
General who was Supreme Allied Commander for the D-Day
Dwight Eisenhower
Commander who fought in Africa, Sicily and in the Battle of the Bulge
George S. Patton
Physicist who worked on the development of the Atomic bomb
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Commander responsible for the naval actions at Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway
Isoroku Yamamoto
Emperor and the official Head of State during the 1930s
General responsible for ordering the attack on Pearl Harbour
Hideki Tojo
Soviet Union
Leader and dictator who signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler in 1939
Joseph Stalin
Commander who played a decisive role in the Battle of Kursk and the final Battle for Berlin
Georgy Zhukov
Sniper who killed 225 enemy soldiers during the Battle of Stalingrad
Vasily Zaytsev
General who was a symbol of the French resistance
Charles de Gaulle
Fascist dictator
Benito Mussolini
Leader of the Yugoslavian resistance in World War II.
Josip Broz Tito
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