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

List is made up of people like Carlos Pizarro Leongómez and Yasser Arafat.

From reputable, prominent, and well known rebels to the lesser known rebels of today, these are some of the best professionals in the rebel field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous rebels ever?" and "What are the names of famous rebels?" then you're in the right place. 

Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Rebels
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 1994. He held the posts of Prime ...more

Yasser Arafat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa, popularly known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar, was a Palestinian leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation ...more

Yitzhak Shamir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Yitzhak Shamir (help·info) (Hebrew: יצחק שמיר‎, born Icchak Jaziernicki; 15 October 1915 - 30 June 2012) was a former Israeli politician, the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, in 1983–84 ...more

Carlos Pizarro Leongómez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Carlos Pizarro Leongómez was the fourth commander of the Colombian guerrilla group 19th of April Movement. Pizarro later ran for president of Colombia after the demobilization of M-19 ...more

Laurent-Désiré Kabila is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Laurent-Désiré Kabila, or simply Laurent Kabila, was President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from May 17, 1997, when he overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, until his ...more

Jonas Savimbi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was an Angolan political and military leader. He founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola. UNITA first waged a guerrilla war against ...more

Aung San is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Bogyoke Aung San; 13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947 was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, founder of the modern Burmese army, and considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma. He was the ...more

Stenka Razin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Stepan Timofeyevich Razin, a Cossack leader, headed a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia.

Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson was a Swedish rebel leader and later statesman. He was the leader of the Engelbrekt rebellion in 1434 against Eric of Pomerania, king of the Kalmar Union.

John Garang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Rebels
John Garang de Mabior was a Sudanese politician and leader. From 1983 to 2005, he led the Sudan People's Liberation Army during the Second Sudanese Civil War, and following a peace agreement he ...more

Paul Kagame is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Paul Kagame is the sixth and current President of Rwanda having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the rebel force that ended the ...more

Emilio Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Emilio Famy Aguinaldo QSC PLH is officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain. He was captured by American forces in 1901, which ...more

Qiu Jin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Qiu Jin
Qiu Jin, courtesy names Xuanqing and Jingxiong, sobriquet Jianhu Nüxia, was a Chinese revolutionary, feminist and writer. She was executed after a failed uprising against the Qing Dynasty. ...more

Nils Dacke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Nils Dacke was a Swedish yeoman who was the leader of a mid 16th-century peasant revolt in Småland, southern Sweden, called the Dacke War, fought against the Swedish king Gustav I Vasa. It ...more

Alyona is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Alyona was an Erzyan female ataman during the Peasants' Revolt in Russia under the leadership of Stepan Razin. A peasant by birth from the Vyezdnaya sloboda of Arzamas, she was an elderly nun ...more

Menachem Begin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist ...more

General Butt Naked is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Joshua Milton Blahyi, better known by his nom de guerre General Butt Naked, is a former commander of forces under the wider control of Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson. During the First ...more

Alberto Joaquim Vinama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Brigadier Alberto Joaquim Vinama, also known as Chendovava, served as the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, the armed wing of UNITA, from January 1985 until his ...more

Wijerd Jelckama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Wijerd Jelckama was a Frisian military commander, warlord and member of the Arumer Zwarte Hoop. He was the lieutenant of Pier Gerlofs Donia and fought along his side against the Saxon and ...more

Moses Ali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Rebels
General Moses Ali is a Ugandan lawyer, politician and former military officer. He is the current Third Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business. He was appointed to that ...more

Yoweri Museveni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 29 January 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote. ...more

Joshua Nkomo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo was the leader and founder of the Zimbabwe African People's Union and a member of the Ndebele tribe. He was a trades-union leader, who became president of the ...more

Jorge Sangumba is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Jorge Ornelas Isaac Sangumba served as the Foreign Minister of UNITA during the Angolan War of Independence. Sangumba studied in the United States before joining the National Union of Angolan ...more

Wilson dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Fernando Wilson dos Santos served as the representative of UNITA, a rebel group in Angola, to Portugal. His brother-in-law, Tito Chingunji, served as Foreign Secretary of UNITA, the principal ...more

Demosthenes Amos Chilingutila is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Rebels
Brigadier Demosthenes Amos Chilingutila served as the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, the armed wing of UNITA, from 1979 to January 1985 and again after October ...more