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List of Famous Revolutionaries

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

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Fidel Castro and Vladimir Lenin.

Some of the biggest coups in world history have been due to the passion of revolutionaries. Whether it was the Russian Revolution of 1918 or Cuba led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, the impact of these upheaval of unpopular governments remains ingrained in these countries histories.

From reputable, prominent, and well known revolutionarys to the lesser known revolutionarys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the revolutionary field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous revolutionarys ever?" and "What are the names of famous revolutionarys?" then you're in the right place. (80 items)
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    Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist-Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011.more

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    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
    • Credits: Comandante, Fidel, Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers, Kordavision
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    Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1928-1967)
    • Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Physician, Revolutionary
    • Credits: The Motorcycle Diaries, Che: Part One, Che: Part Two, Carnet de identidad
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    Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1870-1924)
    • Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
    • Profession: Politician, Economist, Revolutionary, Philosopher, Lawyer
    • Credits: Un'alba
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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

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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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    Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement in occupied Europe. While his presidency has been criticized as ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1892-1980)
    • Birthplace: Kumrovec, Croatia
    • Profession: Statesman, Machinist, Politician
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    Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. He joined the Bolsheviks immediately prior to the 1917 October ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1879-1940)
    • Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine
    • Profession: Statesman, Editor, Politician
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    Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China, and medical practitioner. As the foremost pioneer of the Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China, and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1866-1925)
    • Birthplace: Zhongshan
    • Profession: Politician, Physician, Warlord, Generalissimo, Writer, + more
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    George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1788-1824)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Politician
    • Credits: Don Juan DeMarco, Gothic, The Vampyr: A Soap Opera, Le corsaire
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