Anthony Eden

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden

Profession: British Prime Minister


Why Famous: Anthony Eden became British Prime Minister after Winston Churchill's resignation in 1955. Prior to this he had been Foreign Secretary during the Second World War and the Cold War.

Eden's term as Prime Minster was dominated by his handling of the Suez crisis. When Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal in 1956 he joined France and Israel in authorizing an unsuccessful invasion that was harshly criticized around the world. Eden resigned as a result in 1957.

Born: June 12, 1897
Birthplace: Rushyford, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: January 14, 1977 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Liver cancer

Married Life

  • 1952-08-14 UK Prime Minister Anthony Eden (55) weds UK prime minister's niece Clarissa Spencer-Churchill (32) in a civil ceremony at Caxton Hall, London

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