Churchill, Winston (1874 - 1965)

Winston Churchill (Photo: European Commission)

Churchill, Winston (1874 - 1965)

British Prime Minister during World War II. Made a famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, in 1946, about the "iron curtain" dividing Europe after World War II.

He also spoke favourably about European unification at the European congress establishing the European Movement in The Hague in 1948. But he never envisaged the UK as part of Europe because of the special relationship it had at the time with the USA and the British Commonwealth.  


- Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

A European Parliament building in Strasbourg is named after him.