Top 10 Best Politicians of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery,... read more

We thank him for ending slavery!

2 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events... read more

FDR toppled the German war machine and saved the U.S. from the Great Depression. He won four separate terms due to his sheer popularity and ability to manage world events.

3 Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.

Few leaders or people have taken the risks he did. He demonstrated true courage and inspired a world of terrified, war-broken people to carry on fighting against an unspeakably tyrannical enemy.

Stood against the world's most dangerous man.

4 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

He fought against communism worldwide, understood people's problems, and always stayed cool.

Comedian, actor, and genius. What's not to like?

5 Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government... read more

How is Adolf Hitler, an evil war criminal, higher than Nelson Mandela? Nelson stopped racism in South Africa because he was elected president. He spent many years in prison for speaking out against the white government.

6 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician of Austrian descent who served as the leader of the Nazi Party since 1921, Chancellor of Germany since 1933, and Führer of Nazi Germany since 1934. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he reversed the Treaty of Versailles, initiated World... read more

I can understand why some people are wondering why he is at the number one spot on this list. Let me explain: The purpose of this list is to find out who is the "best politician of all time." Not the most "kind-hearted politician" or the "most humble politician." The criteria of the list are based on who has achieved more accomplishments as a politician. The accomplishments can be righteous or evil in nature. It doesn't matter. Any sort of accomplishments fits the criteria of this list. In this case, Hitler has accomplished more than any other politician on this list. He rose from poverty to become the most powerful person on Earth at a time.

Sure, most of his accomplishments were evil and cruel in nature. But that doesn't matter for the criteria of this list. He is number one because he has accomplished more than any other politician on this list.

7 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870–21 January 1924), better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration,... read more

A great author, a brilliant theorist, a fantastic leader, and an incredible revolutionary - easily and undoubtedly one of the greatest leaders ever. He granted his people free education, housing, food, and healthcare. He also laid the groundwork for a democratic nation responding to the needs of all its citizens.

I could go on and on about this man, but I believe I have said enough.

The greatest leader ever. He created a new ideology supporting and giving a chance to the poorest people. He took power as his own project and won the Civil War in Russia.

He made peace with Germany and built an absolutely new state. This was the first in world history to give equal attention to all people. He wrote heaps of works on policy, economics, and philosophy.

8 Augustus Caesar

Even though he never called himself emperor, he is seen as the first. He was the most powerful man at the time. His empire would stand for another 1470+ years (if you count the Byzantine empire).

Augustus Caesar was an astute political operator and skilled administrator. He turned Rome from a city of bricks to one of marble and left an indelible stamp on the Roman and, by extension, the Western world.

While not the most proficient military commander and lacking somewhat in empathy and compassion, he had no need for these traits. Instead, he would delegate these tasks to those who were strongest in them, as demonstrated by his lifelong partnership with the general Agrippa. This is the mark of a truly great statesman, knowing which burdens are practical to bear and which are better suited for individuals of a different nature.

When it comes to sheer political skill and mastery, Augustus deserves the number 1 spot.

9 George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732– December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot... read more

The founding father. Enough said.

10 Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and was the first... read more

The Newcomers

? Nigel Farage Nigel Paul Farage is a British politician and former commodity broker. He is the leader of the UK Independence Party, having held the position since November 2010, and previously from September 2006 to November 2009. Since 1999 he has been a Member of the European Parliament for South East England.
The Contenders
11 Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

In his short life of 32 years, he achieved more than anyone could dream of. He literally ended an entire empire. His death would cause years of instability and war.

Best army commander of all time!

12 Genghis Khan Genghis Khan c. 1162 – August 18 1227, born Temüjin, was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.

From a simple guy who got his father poisoned, his family made outcasts, and his wife kidnapped, to the ruler of a vast empire.

Was born in a tent and died as the ruler of Northern China, Central Asia, and Iran.

Most powerful army created and led by him!

13 Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the... read more
14 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States... read more

He demonstrated that it is possible to manage a nation seeking to balance economic growth with social welfare.

He really helped America and improved society. It's a shame he's not president anymore.

15 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

Greatest war general of all time.

16 William the Conqueror William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his... read more
17 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968... read more

Trump was very accomplished in his term as president. Despite having an interesting, albeit flawed, personality, he called out many issues and brought attention to so many more like the Washington swamp, China's theft, infiltration of Western institutions and technology, staggering left-wing bias of the deep state, legacy mainstream media, social media, education system, and woke Hollywood.

He endured unbelievable lies and slander and still accomplished so much. It is very sad how he was treated and how divided the country is.

18 Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator... read more

My favorite president of all time. He restored this country economically and intellectually after the buffoon Reagan. He did this prior to the intellectual deficit we have now.

The best president in my lifetime. Brilliant, kind, and caring. He did everything right.

Brilliant and responsive. Empathetic and a real people's president

19 John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban... read more

The greatest President of all time. He saved this country from the Cubans and led to a thawing moment in the Cold War. He wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Probably the only U.S. president who truly earned his victory in elections.

20 Otto von Bismarck Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s, he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, deliberately excluding Austria,... read more

The Nazis were trash, but they weren't wrong for admiring Otto von Bismarck. He transformed Prussia into a Great Power and was a champion of diplomacy. Bismarck made Germany one of the most progressive, sophisticated, and wealthy nations of the time, without a colonial empire like Britain and France had.

The most underrated politician here. He should be number 1. He cleverly forced France into declaring war on Germany.

This resulted in Germany getting many more allies than vice versa. There should be a Hollywood movie about him.

21 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (January 6, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States,... read more
22 Al Gore Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
23 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
24 Ali Jinnah "Quaid-e-Azam" Muhammad Ali Jinnah (December 25th 1876 - September 11th 1948) was a British-Indian lawyer and politician, whom would later go on to become the founder of Pakistan in 1947 and its first Governor-General. He died only a year after from tuberculous, but has remained an influential and important... read more

Literally the best. He devoted his whole life to his nation and even worked until his last breath for the betterment of Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a great leader. His legacy has left a massive impact on the people. He contributed so much to the survival of his country without violence.

He struggled for freedom with the British as well as Hindus simultaneously. In my opinion, this is why he is a far better leader than Mahatma Gandhi.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah is a great leader recognized by everyone.

25 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.

Literally created this country.

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