Person List of Famous Rebels

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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. 
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Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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 ...more

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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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#466 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#1113 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#45 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

#10 on Famous People Named Kim

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Yasser Arafat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1929-2004)

Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Profession: Politician, Civil engineer

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Yitzhak Shamir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 97 (1915-2012)

Birthplace: Ruzhany, Belarus

Profession: Politician, Rebel

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#24 on Celebrity Death Pool 2012

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Carlos Pizarro Leongómez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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

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Age: Died at 39 (1951-1990)

Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Profession: Politician, Rebel

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#40 on List of North & South American Assassinations

#44 on Famous People Named Carlos

#9 on Famous Assassinations in Colombia

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Laurent-Désiré Kabila is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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

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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 Savimbi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1934-2002)

Birthplace: Moxico Province, Angola

Profession: Politician, Warlord, Rebel

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Aung San is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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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

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Age: Died at 32 (1915-1947)

Birthplace: Natmauk, Myanmar

Profession: Politician, Soldier

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Stenka Razin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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Stepan Timofeyevich Razin, a Cossack leader, headed a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia. ...more

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Age: Died at 41 (1630-1671)

Profession: Pirate, Cossack, Rebel

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#59 on Pirates and Buccaneers of the 17th Century

#160 on Complete List of Famous Pirates

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