Person List of Famous Peace Activists

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List of famous peace activists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top peace activists in the world? This includes the most prominent peace activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable peace activists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic peace activists 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 peace activists.

List contains people like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley. Featuring peaceful people, black activists, peace leaders, peace advocates, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known peace activists to the lesser known peace activists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the peace activist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous peace activists ever?" and "What are the names of famous peace activists?" then you're in the right place. 
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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist Author, + more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, Children of Men

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#1542 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#42 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#25 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#6 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: North West England, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson, Record producer Television director, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, American Hustle, Vanilla Sky

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#1626 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#27 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#43 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#7 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist Musician, + more

Credits: Forrest Gump, American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, The Big Lebowski

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#29 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#17 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#65 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#130 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Harry Belafonte is an author. ...more

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Age: 88

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

Profession: Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Sing Your Song, The Player, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Free to Be... You & Me

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#592 on The Best Singers of All Time

#262 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#514 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

#77 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Martin Niemöller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller was a German anti-Nazi, theologian and Lutheran pastor. He is best known for his statement "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist ...... and there was no one left to speak for me." Although he was a national ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1892-1984)

Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany

Profession: Pacifist, Pastor

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

Profession: Politician, Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer

Credits: Mahatma Gandhi Talks, Satyagraha, Satyakam, Mera Gaon Mera Desh

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#23 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on Freedom Fighters of India

#30 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#90 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Daniel Ellsberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Author, Economist

Credits: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, The Sixties: The Years That Shaped the Generation

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