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Foreign leaders


150 People in group

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

1812-1862
Governor-General and first viceroy of India
Sitter in 12 portraits
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

1706-1790
American statesman; signer of the Declaration of Independence
Sitter in 8 portraits
Mohandas Karamchand ('Mahatma') Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand ('Mahatma') Gandhi

1869-1948
Indian political leader and religious and social reformer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

1743-1826
President of the United States; signer of the Declaration of Independence
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1917-1963
Thirty fifth President of the USA
Sitter in 4 portraits
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

1918-2013
President of South Africa; President of the African National Congress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte

1769-1821
Emperor of France 1804-14
Sitter associated with 88 portraits
Peter I ('The Great')

Peter I ('The Great')

1672-1725
Czar of Russia
Sitter in 3 portraits
Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

1878-1953
Leader of the Soviet Union
Sitter in 1 portrait
Abbas II

Abbas II

1874-1944
Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, 1892-1914
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jaurar Ben Abdallah

Jaurar Ben Abdallah

active mid 17th century
Lord Chamberlain, privy seal and Prime Minister to the Emperor of Morocco
Sitter in 1 portrait
Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan

Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan

died 1901
Reigned 1880-1901
Sitter in 1 portrait
Abu Bakar, Sultan of Johore

Abu Bakar, Sultan of Johore

1833-1895
Sultan of Johore
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Bt

Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Bt

1736-1811
Prime Minister of Naples
Sitter in 2 portraits
Albert I, Prince of Monaco

Albert I, Prince of Monaco

1848-1922
Prince of Monaco
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mohammed Ali

Mohammed Ali

1909-1963
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Sitter in 4 portraits
Nawab Nasim Mansur Ali Khan of Bengal

Nawab Nasim Mansur Ali Khan of Bengal

1830-1884
Nawab Nizam of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Archduke Viktor of Austria

1842-1919
Archduke of Austria
Sitter in 1 portrait
Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz

1830-1876
Sultan of Turkey
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

1912-1966
Prime Minister of Nigeria
Sitter in 2 portraits