TRENDING List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists

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List of the most notable and famous Anti-death penalty activists in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Anti-death penalty activists worldwide and top Anti-death penalty activists in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Anti-death penalty activists to the lesser known Anti-death penalty activists in history and today, these are the top Anti-death penalty activists in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Anti-death penalty activists in the world?". The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Albert Camus and Yoshihiro Yasuda, in it. Use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (37 Items)
Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1913-1960)

Birthplace: Dréan, Algeria

Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Writer, Philosopher

Credits: Far from Men, Fate, The Stranger, The Plague

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#34 on The Best Writers of All Time

#35 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#38 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

#4 on The Best French Authors

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Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1694-1778)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Poet, Librettist, Historian, Writer Philosopher, + more

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#55 on The Best Writers of All Time

#30 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#68 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#33 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in ...more

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Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Pacifist, Activist, Record producer, Songwriter Musician, + more

Credits: Woodstock, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Dont Look Back, Taking Woodstock

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#83 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#28 on People You Can't Believe Got Onstage for the 1989 Tour

#54 on The Best Political Musicians

#57 on The Best Female Rock Singers

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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Educator, Author, Actor Political Activist, + more

Credits: Black is... Black Ain't, The History Makers: Courage

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#11 on The Greatest Black Female Authors in the History of Literature

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Mike Farrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Michael Joseph "Mike" Farrell, Jr. is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H. He is an activist for various political causes. Farrell was a producer of Patch Adams starring Robin Williams, and has starred on the television series ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Public speaker, Television director, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: M*A*S*H, The Graduate, Superman: The Animated Series, Patch Adams Providence, + more

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Clarence Darrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks. Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1857-1938)

Birthplace: Kinsman Township, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Lawyer

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Ramsey Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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William Ramsey Clark is an American lawyer, activist and former federal government official. A progressive, New Frontier liberal, he occupied senior positions in the United States Department of Justice under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, notably serving as United States Attorney ...more

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Age: 88

Birthplace: Texas, Dallas, Contiguous United States, Area code 972 United States of America, + more

Profession: Politician, Lawyer

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Christopher Latham Sholes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Anti-death penalty activists
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Christopher Latham Sholes was an American inventor who invented the first practical typewriter and the QWERTY keyboard still in use today. He was also a newspaper publisher and Wisconsin politician. ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1819-1890)

Birthplace: Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Inventor

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