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Famous Male Peace Activists

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Jerry Rubin and William Lloyd Garrison.

While this isn't a list of all male peace activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male peace activists?" and "Who are the best male peace activists?"
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  • Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = m c 2 {\displaystyle E=mc^{2}} , which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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  • John Lennon
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    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist and as a collaborator of Ono's music. Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. He was initially the group's de facto leader, a role... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Paul McCartney
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    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. A self-taught musician, McCartney is proficient on bass, guitar, and keyboards. He is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing (mainly playing with a plectrum), his versatile and wide tenor vocal range (spanning over four octaves), and his eclecticism (exploring styles ranging from early... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics during this period incorporated a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly comprised traditional folk songs, Dylan made his breakthrough... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, USA

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