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List of famous male free speech activists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male free speech activists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being free speech activists. There are thousand of males working as free speech activists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic free speech activists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a free speech activist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Theo van Gogh, Frank Zappa.

While this isn't a list of all male free speech activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male free speech activists?" and "Who are the best male free speech activists?"
Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Free Speech Activists
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Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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Theo van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Free Speech Activists
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Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh was a Dutch film director, film producer, columnist, author and actor. Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali to produce the short film Submission, which criticized the treatment of women in Islam. Many Muslims took offence at its criticism. On 2 November 2004, Van Gogh was murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan Muslim. The last film Van Gogh had completed before his death, 06/05, was a fictional exploration of the assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1957-2004)

Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Lars Vilks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Free Speech Activists
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Lars Vilks


Lars Endel Roger Vilks Lanat is a Swedish artist, Doctor of Philosophy, and activist who garnered fame and notoriety for his drawings of Muhammad, which resulted in at least two failed attempts by Islamic extremists to murder him. He is also known for his sculptures, Nimis and Arx, made entirely of drift wood, and the small area where the sculptures are located which was proclaimed by Vilks as an independent country, "Ladonia". ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden


Rashid Nugmanov is a Kazakh film director, dissident, political activist and founder of the Kazakh New Wave cinema movement. ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan

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