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

List below includes John Lennon, Albert Einstein, and more people. Featuring pacifists of all different religions and of history, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known pacifists to the lesser known pacifists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pacifist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pacifists ever?" and "What are the names of famous pacifists?" then you're in the right place. 
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Pacifists
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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

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 Pacifists
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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

Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom, + more

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

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Pacifists
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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

Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

Profession: Politician, Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Pacifists
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1854-1900)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Writer, Playwright

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