Winston Churchill died on 24 January 1965.
I don't think he was our greatest Prime Minister, and his judgement prior to WW2 was often faulty, but he was the most significant PM, without whom the world might have been a very different place.
He wasn't just a war leader or a politician.
In 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values".
It also has echoes of issues that still affect us today.
Churchill is a great source of quotations. One I have always remembered is the following:
"In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill."