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List of Famous Rebels

List of famous rebels, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top rebels in the world? This includes the most prominent rebels, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable rebels is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic rebels were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned rebels.

List is made up of people like Carlos Pizarro Leongómez and Yasser Arafat.

From reputable, prominent, and well known rebels to the lesser known rebels of today, these are some of the best professionals in the rebel field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous rebels ever?" and "What are the names of famous rebels?" then you're in the right place. (92 items)

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    Kim Il-sung was the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, for 46 years, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to his death. He was also the leader of the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1912-1994)
    • Birthplace: Pyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea
    • Profession: Politician
    • Credits: Crossing the Line, The Flower Girl
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    Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa, popularly known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar, was a Palestinian leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, President of the Palestinian National Authority, and leader of the Fatah political party and former ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1929-2004)
    • Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
    • Profession: Politician, Civil engineer
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    Yitzhak Shamir (help·info) (Hebrew: יצחק שמיר‎, born Icchak Jaziernicki; 15 October 1915 - 30 June 2012) was a former Israeli politician, the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, in 1983–84 and 1986–92. Shamir was born in Ruzhany (Yiddish: Rozhinoy, Polish: Różana), Russian Empire (now Belarus). He studied ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 97 (1915-2012)
    • Birthplace: Ruzhany, Belarus
    • Profession: Politician, Rebel
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    Carlos Pizarro Leongómez was the fourth commander of the Colombian guerrilla group 19th of April Movement. Pizarro later ran for president of Colombia after the demobilization of M-19 that transformed the group into the political party, M-19 Democratic Alliance. Pizarro was assassinated on 26 April ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 39 (1951-1990)
    • Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
    • Profession: Politician, Rebel
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    Laurent-Désiré Kabila, or simply Laurent Kabila, was President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from May 17, 1997, when he overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, until his assassination by one of his bodyguards on January 16, 2001. He was succeeded by his son Joseph eight days later. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 62 (1939-2001)
    • Birthplace: Moba, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Profession: Politician, Rebel
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    Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was an Angolan political and military leader. He founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola. UNITA first waged a guerrilla war against Portuguese colonial rule, 1966–74, then confronted the rival People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola during ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1934-2002)
    • Birthplace: Moxico Province, Angola
    • Profession: Politician, Warlord, Rebel
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    Bogyoke Aung San; 13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947 was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, founder of the modern Burmese army, and considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma. He was the founder of the Communist Party of Burma. He was responsible for bringing Burma's independence from British ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1915-1947)
    • Birthplace: Natmauk, Myanmar
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
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    Stepan Timofeyevich Razin, a Cossack leader, headed a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 41 (1630-1671)
    • Profession: Pirate, Cossack, Rebel
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    Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson was a Swedish rebel leader and later statesman. He was the leader of the Engelbrekt rebellion in 1434 against Eric of Pomerania, king of the Kalmar Union. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 46 (1390-1436)
    • Birthplace: Västmanland, Sweden
    • Profession: Politician, Rebel
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    John Garang de Mabior was a Sudanese politician and leader. From 1983 to 2005, he led the Sudan People's Liberation Army during the Second Sudanese Civil War, and following a peace agreement he briefly served as First Vice President of Sudan from July 9, 2005 until his death in a helicopter crash on ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1945-2005)
    • Birthplace: Jonglei, South Sudan
    • Profession: Politician, Rebel
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    Paul Kagame is the sixth and current President of Rwanda having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the rebel force that ended the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He was considered Rwanda's de facto leader when he served as Vice President and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Ruhango District, Rwanda
    • Profession: Politician, Rebel
    • Credits: Earth Made of Glass
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    Emilio Famy Aguinaldo QSC PLH is officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution, and then in the Spanish–American War, and finally against the United States during the Philippine–American War. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1869-1964)
    • Birthplace: Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Rebel, Teacher
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    Qiu Jin, courtesy names Xuanqing and Jingxiong, sobriquet Jianhu Nüxia, was a Chinese revolutionary, feminist and writer. She was executed after a failed uprising against the Qing Dynasty. She is considered a national heroine in China. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1875-1907)
    • Birthplace: Xiamen, China
    • Profession: Rebel, Writer
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    Nils Dacke was a Swedish yeoman who was the leader of a mid 16th-century peasant revolt in Småland, southern Sweden, called the Dacke War, fought against the Swedish king Gustav I Vasa. It was the most widespread and serious civil war in Swedish history and almost toppled the king. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Rebel
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    Alyona was an Erzyan female ataman during the Peasants' Revolt in Russia under the leadership of Stepan Razin. A peasant by birth from the Vyezdnaya sloboda of Arzamas, she was an elderly nun before becoming an ataman. She commanded a detachment of about 600 men and participated in the capture of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Rebel
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    Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1913-1992)
    • Birthplace: Brest, Belarus
    • Profession: Politician
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    Joshua Milton Blahyi, better known by his nom de guerre General Butt Naked, is a former commander of forces under the wider control of Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson. During the First Liberian Civil War, Blahyi was known for his violence and atrocities in the early 1990s. Blahyi claims to have ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Profession: Rebel, Preacher
    • Credits: The Vice Guide To Liberia
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    Brigadier Alberto Joaquim Vinama, also known as Chendovava, served as the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, the armed wing of UNITA, from January 1985 until his death in October 1986. He replaced Demosthenes Amos Chilingutila, demoted to Chief of Operations, who regained ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Warlord, Rebel
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    Wijerd Jelckama was a Frisian military commander, warlord and member of the Arumer Zwarte Hoop. He was the lieutenant of Pier Gerlofs Donia and fought along his side against the Saxon and Hollandic invaders. Jelckama took Donia's place as freedom fighter after Donia died in 1520. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 33 (1490-1523)
    • Profession: Warrior, Pirate, Warlord, Rebel, Freedom fighter
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    General Moses Ali is a Ugandan lawyer, politician and former military officer. He is the current Third Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business. He was appointed to that position in May 2011. He is also the elected Member of Parliament for "East Moyo County", Adjumani District from ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Adjumani District, Uganda
    • Profession: Politician, Military Officer, Rebel, Lawyer
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