Famous People Born in 1869
Mayor, Prime Minister, Government Official / 1869 - 1940
Neville Chamberlain was the British prime minister as England entered World War II. He is known for his policy of "appeasement" toward Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.
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profile name: Mahatma Gandhi profile occupation: Anti-War Activist
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profile name: Henri Matisse profile occupation: Painter, Sculptor
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profile name: Emilio Aguinaldo profile occupation: General, World Leader
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profile name: Neville Chamberlain profile occupation: Mayor, Prime Minister, Government Official
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profile name: Emma Goldman profile occupation: Activist, Writer
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