Vladimir Lenin was born Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov on April 22, 1870, in Simbirsk, Russia, which was later renamed Ulyanovsk in his honor. Vladimir Lenin founded the Russian Communist Party, led the Bolshevik Revolution and was the architect of the Soviet state. He was the posthumous source of “Leninism,” the doctrine codified and conjoined with Marx’s works by Lenin’s successors to form Marxism-Leninism, which became the Communist worldview. He has been regarded as the greatest revolutionary leader and thinker since Marx.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was born on 21 October 1956. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso popularly knows as Rabiu Kwankwaso is a Nigerian politician. He was two times Governor of Kano State from 1999–2003 and 2011–2015. He was the first governor of Kano State in the fourth republic who was elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria). Kwankwaso lost re-election bid in 2003 to Ibrahim Shekarau and was in July same year appointed Defense Minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Gordon Douglas Jones was born on 4 May 1954 into a blue-collar family in Fairfield, Alabama – to a father who worked for U.S. Steel and a stay-at-home mom, one grandfather who was a steelworker and the other a coal miner – I am a product and lifelong resident of Alabama. I, too, spent some time working a union job in the steel mill between school. The respect I learned for my parents and grandparents – the hard work they did has shaped my respect for those who work to feed a family – and try to make their children’s lives better.
Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. Barack Obama went on to become President of the Harvard Law Review and a U.S. senator representing Illinois. Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to serve in the office. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Thabo Mbeki is a South African politician best known as the two-term president of South Africa after Nelson Mandela. Thabo Mbeki is a South African politician born on June 18, 1942, in Mbewuleni, Idutywa, South Africa. The anti-apartheid supporter rose within the political ranks of the African National Congress.
Angela Merkel is a German politician best known as the first female chancellor of Germany and one of the architects of the European Union. Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party. Soon after, she was appointed to Helmut Kohl’s cabinet as minister for women and youth, and later she served as minister for the environment and nuclear safety.