Complete List of Father of Nation of Various Countries

Father of Nation of Various Countries

Father of Nation of Various Countries – Father of Nation is a prestigious title given to a person who is considered as the driving force behing a country’s establishment. His contribution to the country will be remembered for generations.

In competitive exam point of view, Father of Nation of Different Countries is one of the major topics in Static General Knowledge.

Father of Nation of Various Countries


S. NoName of the PersonCountryKey Points
1Ahmad Shah DurraniAfghanistanFounder of the Afghan Durrani Empire.
2SkanderbegAlbaniaAlbanian nobleman and military commander, who served the Ottoman Empire in 1423–43.
3 DonJosé de San MartínArgentinaPrimary leader of the southern part of South America’s successful struggle for independence from Spain
4Sir Henry Parkes, GCMGAustralia Premier of New South Wales.
5Sir Lynden PindlingThe BahamasLeader at independence in 1973.
6Sheikh Mujibur RahmanBangladesh Founder of Bangladesh.
7George Cadle PriceBelizeFormer Chief Minister, Premier and two-term Prime Minister before retiring in 1997
8Simón BolívarBoliviaPrimary leader of South America’s successful struggle for independence from Spain.
9Dom Pedro IBrazilFounder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil.
10Omar Ali Saifuddien III Brunei28th Sultan of Brunei and First Minister of Defence
11Sir John A. MacdonaldCanadaFirst prime minister of Canada
12Bernardo O’HigginsChilePrimary leader of Chile’s successful struggle for independence from Spain.
13Sun Yat-senChinaHe played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution.
14José María Castro Madriz Costa RicaFirst President of the Republic of Costa Rica
15Ante StarčevićCroatiaHis works laid the foundations for the modern Croatian state
16Carlos Manuel de CéspedesCubaLeader of the first Cuban independence movement which fought the Ten Years’ War.
17František PalackýCzech RepublicPolitician and historian.
18Juan Pablo DuarteDominican RepublicDefeated Haiti during war of independence.
19Kwame Nkrumah GhanaFirst president and prime minister of Ghana
20Alexander the GreatGreeceFounder of the Macedonian Empire
21Cheddi Jagan GuyanaPresident of Guyana from 1992–1997.
22Jean-Jacques Dessalines HaitiPrimary leader of Haiti’s successful struggle for independence from France.
23Árpád HungarySecond Grand Prince of the Hungarians, leader of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian basin.
24Mohandas Karamchand GandhiIndiaThis title was not an official title.
25SukarnoIndonesiaFirst President of Indonesia.
26Cyrus the GreatIran (Persia) First Shah of Persian Empire.
27Abraham IsraelBiological progenitor of the Jews, and the father of Judaism, the first Jew.
28Vittorio Emanuele II di SavoiaItaly First king of a united Italy since the 6th century.
29Alikhan Bukeikhanov KazakhstanLeader and founder of the Alash Orda national liberation movement.
30Jomo Kenyatta KenyaFirst President of Kenya from 1963 to his death in 1978 who helped create the Kenyan Constitution.
31Ibrahim RugovaKosovoFirst President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo.
32Jonas BasanavičiusLithuania
33Krste MisirkovMacedonia Prominent linguist, writer and activist.
34Tunku Abdul RahmanMalaysiaThe first Prime Minister of Malaysia.
35Giorgio Borg OlivierMaltaIn 1964, with him as Prime Minister, Malta gained independence from Britain.
36Sir Seewoosagur RamgoolamMauritiusFirst post-independence Prime Minister, in 1968.
37Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla MexicoFirst revolutionary leader in the Mexican War of Independence.
38Aung SanMyanmarAssassinated on 19 July 1947, before the independence of Burma.
39Sam NujomaNamibiaFirst President of Namibia, 1990–2005; title conferred by Act of Parliament in 2005
40King TribhuwanNepalAbolished Rana oligarchy from power
41William the SilentNetherlandsLeader of the successful Dutch Revolt against Spain
42Nnamdi AzikiweNigeriaFirst president of Nigeria
43Einar GerhardsenNorwayFirst post–World War II prime minister of Norway
44Mohammad Ali Jinnah PakistanFounder of Pakistan, leader of the Muslim League and first Governor-General of Pakistan.
45D. Afonso HenriquesPortugalFounder and 1st. King of Portugal (1139), recognized by the Holy See in 1179.
46Peter I of RussiaRussiaWas granted the title in 1721 by the Governing Senate, along with “Emperor of Russia” and “The Great”.
47El-Ouali Mustapha Sayed Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicLeader of the Polisario Front, First President of the SADR.
48Sir John Compton Saint LuciaPrime Minister at independence in 1979. Also known as “Daddy Compton”
49Saint Marinus San MarinoFounder of a chapel and monastery in central Italy.
50Ibn Saud of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaUnified the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula and established the modern Saudi state.
51Saint Sava SerbiaFounder of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
52Lee Kuan Yew SingaporeFirst Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, governing for over 30 years.
53Andrej Hlinka SlovakiaCatholic priest, fighter for Slovak autonomy and leader of controversial Slovak People’s Party.
54Primož Trubar Slovenia A consolidator of the Slovene language and the author of the first Slovene printed book.
55Mohammed Abdullah HassanHassan
Leader of the first Somali independence movement against the Kingdom of Italy and Great Britain.
56Nelson Mandela South AfricaFirst President of post-apartheid South Africa
57Catholic Monarchs SpainThe Unifiers of Spain
58Don Stephen Senanayake Sri LankaFirst Prime Minister, from 1947 to 1952
59Johan FerrierSurinameFirst president after the independence of the country in 1975
60Gustav I of SwedenSwedenBroke Sweden from Danish rule under Christian II.
61Julius Nyerere TanzaniaFirst President of Tanzania.
62Eric WilliamsTrinidad and Tobago Founder of the People’s National Movement, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago,
63Mustafa Kemal AtatürkTurkeyFounder of the Republic of Turkey and first President of Turkey.
64Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanUnited Arab EmiratesPresident of the UAE for its first 33 years (1971–2004).
65George WashingtonUnited StatesFirst President of the United States.
66José Gervasio Artigas UruguayFought against British, Spanish, and Portuguese colonial armies in Río de la Plata.
67Ho Chi Minh VietnamHe was the founder of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He fought against American forces During The Vietnam War.

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