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

List contains people like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley. Featuring peaceful people, Black activists, peace leaders, peace advocates, and more, this list has it all. 

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

Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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 ...more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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 ...more

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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 ...more

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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 ...more

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Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of ...more

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Martin Niemöller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller (German: [ˈniːmœlɐ]; 14 January 1892 – 6 March 1984) was a German theologian and Lutheran pastor. He is best known for his opposition to the Nazi ...more
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful ...more

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Daniel Ellsberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is an American economist, activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political ...more
Frances Crowe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Frances Crowe
Frances Crowe (March 15, 1919 – August 27, 2019) was an American peace activist and pacifist from the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 ...more

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA ...more

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Dick Gregory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. ...more

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Rigoberta Menchú ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Spanish: [riɣoˈβeɾta menˈtʃu]; born 9 January 1959) is a K'iche' political and human rights activist from Guatemala. Menchú has dedicated her life to ...more
Abbie Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Abbie Hoffman
Abbot Howard Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist, anarchist, and revolutionary who co-founded the Youth International Party ...more
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served ...more

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Emma Goldman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist political activist and writer. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North ...more

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Robert Nesta Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ...more

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Andrew Carnegie kar-NAY-gee (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel ...more

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Jane Addams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author. She was a notable figure in the ...more

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Jeannette Rankin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected ...more
Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Ron Kovic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
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Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Peace Activists
Yoko Ono (Japanese: 小野 洋子, romanized: Ono Yōko, usually spelled in katakana オノ・ヨーコ; born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her ...more

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