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List of Famous Rebels

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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. 
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  • Kim Il-sung (officially transcribed Kim Il Sung; English pronunciation: ; Korean: 김일성; Korean pronunciation: [kimils͈ʌŋ]; born Kim Sŏng-ju (김성주); 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the first leader of...  more

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  • Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات القدوة الحسيني‎‎; 4 / 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as...  more

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  • Yitzhak Shamir (Hebrew: יצחק שמיר, listen ; born Yitzhak Yezernitsky; October 22, 1915 – June 30, 2012) was an Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms, 1983–84...  more
  • Carlos Pizarro Leongómez (6 June 1951 – 30 April 1990) was the fourth commander of the Colombian guerrilla group 19th of April Movement (Movimiento 19 de Abril) (M-19). Pizarro later ran for...  more
  • Laurent-Désiré Kabila (French pronunciation: lo.ʁɑ̃ de.zi.ʁe ka.bi.la) (November 27, 1939 – January 16, 2001), or simply Laurent Kabila (US: pronunciation ), was a Congolese revolutionary and...  more
  • Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (Portuguese: [ˈʒonɐs ˈsavĩbi]; 3 August 1934 – 22 February 2002) was an anti-communist and anti-colonialist Angolan political and military leader who founded and led the...  more
  • Bogyoke (Major General) Aung San (Burmese: ဗိုလ်ချုပ် အောင်ဆန်း; MLCTS: buil hkyup aung hcan:, pronounced [bòdʑoʊʔ àʊɴ sʰáɴ]; 13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947) served as the 5th Premier of the British...  more
  • Stepan Timofeyevich Razin (Russian: Степа́н Тимофе́евич Ра́зин, Russian pronunciation: [sʲtʲɪˈpan (ˈsʲtʲenʲkə) tʲɪmɐˈfʲeɪvʲɪtɕ ˈrazʲɪn]; 1630 – June 16 [O.S. June 6] 1671), known as Stenka Razin...  more
  • Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson (1390s – 4 May 1436) was a Swedish nationalist rebel leader and statesman. He was the leader of the Engelbrekt rebellion in 1434 against Eric of Pomerania, king of the...  more
  • John Garang de Mabior (23 June 1945 – 30 July 2005) was a Sudanese politician and revolutionary leader. From 1983 to 2005, he led the Sudan People's Liberation Army during the Second Sudanese Civil...  more
  • Paul Kagame (; born 23 October 1957) is a Rwandan politician and former military leader. He is currently the President of Rwanda, having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu,...  more
  • Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmi.ljo a.ɣiˈnal.do]: March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino revolutionary, politician and military leader who is officially recognized...  more
  • Qiu Jin

    Qiu Jin (Chinese: 秋瑾; pinyin: Qiū Jǐn; Wade–Giles: Ch'iu Chin; November 8, 1875 – July 15, 1907) was a Chinese revolutionary, feminist, and writer. Her courtesy names are Xuanqing (Chinese: 璿卿;...  more
  • Nils Dacke (died 1543) was a Swedish yeoman who was the leader of a mid-16th century peasant revolt in Småland, southern Sweden, called the Dacke War (Swedish: Dackefejden), fought against the King...  more
  • Alyona (Russian: Алёна) is a Russian female given name derived from the Ancient Greek name Ἑλένη, Helenē (dialectal variant: Ἑλένα, Helena). It can also be the short form of Yelena. Its colloquial...  more
  • Menachem Begin (Hebrew: מְנַחֵם בֵּגִין Menaḥem Begin (listen ); Polish: Mieczysław Biegun; Russian: Менахем Вольфович Бегин Menakhem Volfovich Begin; 16 August 1913 – 9 March 1992) was an Israeli...  more
  • General Butt Naked

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  • Brigadier Alberto Joaquim Vinama (died October 10, 1986), also known as Chendovava, served as the Chief of staff of the People's Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola, the armed wing of UNITA,...  more
  • 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 Hollandic...  more
  • General Moses Ali (born 5 April 1939) is a Ugandan politician and retired general. He is the First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament. He was appointed to...  more
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  • Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo (19 June 1917 – 1 July 1999) was a Zimbabwean politician who served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe from 1987 to 1999. He was leader and founder of the...  more
  • Jorge Ornelas Isaac Sangumba (1944–1982) 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...  more
  • Fernando Wilson dos Santos (died 1991) 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...  more
  • Brigadier Demosthenes Amos Chilingutila served as the Chief of staff of the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FALA), the armed wing of UNITA, from 1979 to January 1985 and again after...  more