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

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Fidel Castro and Vladimir Lenin.

Some of the biggest coups in world history have been due to the passion of revolutionaries. Whether it was the Russian Revolution of 1918 or Cuba led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, the impact of these upheaval of unpopular governments remains ingrained in these countries histories.

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

Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Fidel Castro Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist-Leninist and ...more

Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Che Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major ...more

Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ...more

Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Kim Il-sung 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 his death in 1994. He held the ...more

Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as ...more

Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of ...more

Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Sun Yat-sen Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China, and medical practitioner. As the foremost pioneer of the Republic of China, Sun is referred ...more

George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
George Gordon Byron George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. ...more

Emiliano Zapata is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Emiliano Zapata Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the founder of the agrarian movement called ...more

Pierre de Beaumarchais is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Pierre de Beaumarchais Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, horticulturalist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and ...more

Pancho Villa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Pancho Villa José Doroteo Arango Arámbula – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or his nickname Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. As ...more

Jonas Savimbi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Jonas Savimbi 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

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Meena Keshwar Kamal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Meena Keshwar Kamal Meena Keshwar Kamal, commonly known as Meena, was an Afghan revolutionary political activist, feminist, women's rights activist and founder of Revolutionary Association of the Women of ...more

Raúl Castro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Raúl Castro Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz, commonly known as Raúl Castro, is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who has been President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the ...more

Sahajanand Saraswati is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Sahajanand Saraswati Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, born in Ghazipur district, United Province in British India, was an ascetic, a nationalist and a peasant leader of India. Although born in United Province, his social ...more

Eleftherios Venizelos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Eleftherios Venizelos Eleftherios Venizelos was an eminent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century remembered for his promotion of ...more

Cai Yuanpei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Cai Yuanpei Cai Yuanpei was a Chinese educator, Esperantist, president of Peking University, and founder of the Academia Sinica. He was known for his critical evaluation of Chinese culture and synthesis of ...more

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Chen Jiongming is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Chen Jiongming Chen Jiongming was a revolutionary figure in the early periods of the Republic of China. Chen Jiongming was born in 1878 at Haifeng, Guangdong, China. He was by training a lawyer and became a ...more

Emilio Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Famy Aguinaldo QSC PLH is officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution, ...more

Moša Pijade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Moša Pijade Moša Pijade, nicknamed Čiča Janko was a prominent Serbian and Yugoslav communist, a close collaborator of Josip Broz Tito, former President of Yugoslavia, and full member of the Serbian Academy ...more

Marcelo H. del Pilar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Marcelo H. del Pilar Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán, better known by his pen name Plaridel, was a Filipino writer, lawyer, and journalist. He was the second and last editor of the La Solidaridad, the ...more

José María Pino Suárez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
José María Pino Suárez José María Pino Suárez was a Mexican statesman, jurist, poet, journalist and revolutionary who served as the 7th and last Vice President of Mexico from 1911 until his ...more

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Shai Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries

Sándor Petőfi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Sándor Petőfi Sándor Petőfi was a Hungarian poet of Slovak ethnicity and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of ...more

Álvaro García Linera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Álvaro García Linera Alvaro García Lineras appeared in the 2007 documentary film Cocalero.

Hristo Botev is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Hristo Botev Hristo Botev, born Hristo Botyov Petkov, was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero.

Errico Malatesta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Errico Malatesta Errico Malatesta was an Italian anarchist. He spent much of his life exiled from Italy and in total spent more than ten years in prison. Malatesta wrote and edited a number of radical newspapers ...more

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Alberto Joaquim Vinama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Alberto Joaquim Vinama 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

Kim Seong-su is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Kim Seong-su Kim Seong-su was a Korean educator, independence activist, journalist, entrepreneur, politician and calligrapher, the second Vice President of South Korea serving 1951–1952. He founded Korea ...more

Hirsi Magan Isse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Hirsi Magan Isse Hirsi Magan Isse was a scholar and one of the leading figures of the Somali revolution. A part of Somalia's political elite, he was a leader in the Somali Salvation Democratic Front, one of the ...more

Agostinho Neto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Agostinho Neto António Agostinho Neto served as the first President of Angola, after having led the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola in the war for independence. Until his death, he led the ...more

Doria Shafik is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Doria Shafik Doria Shafik was a feminist, philosopher, poet and editor, and one of the principal leaders of the women's liberation movement in Egypt in the mid 1940s. As a direct result of her efforts, ...more

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Jorge Sangumba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Jorge Sangumba 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) 34 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Wilson dos Santos 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) 35 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Demosthenes Amos Chilingutila 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

Krsta Cicvarić is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Krsta Cicvarić Krsta Cicvarić was a Serbian political activist and an anarcho-syndicalist. He was also a journalist. He was shot on October 31, 1944 by Josip Broz Tito's partisans after the battle of

Andrés Bonifacio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Andrés Bonifacio Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary leader. He is often called "the Father of the Philippine Revolution". He was a founder and later ...more

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Vasil Levski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Vasil Levski Vasil Levski, born Vasil Ivanov Kunchev, was a Bulgarian revolutionary and is a national hero of Bulgaria. Dubbed the Apostle of Freedom, Levski ideologised and strategised a revolutionary ...more

Wong Fei-hung is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Wong Fei-hung Wong Fei-hung was a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary, who became a folk hero and the subject of numerous films and television series. He is considered an ...more

Đorđe Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Đorđe Stojaković Đorđe Stojaković was a Serbian political activist, lawyer and a revolutionary . He took an active role in the 1848 Revolutions which resulted in the creation of Serbian Vojvodina and Voivodeship ...more

Hemu Kalani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Hemu Kalani Hemu Kalani was a Sindhi revolutionary and freedom fighter during the Indian Independence Movement.

Bashir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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Edvard Kardelj is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Edvard Kardelj Edvard Kardelj, also known under the pseudonyms Bevc, Sperans and Krištof, was a journalist from Ljubljana, Slovenia and one of the leading members of the illegal Communist Party of Slovenia ...more

Jean-Baptiste Fleuriot-Lescot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Jean-Baptiste Fleuriot-Lescot Jean-Baptiste Edmond Fleuriot-Lescot or Lescot-Fleuriot was a Belgian architect, sculptor and a revolutionary. He was mayor of Paris for 2 months and 18 days in 1794. Fleuriot-Lescot was a ...more

Chandra Shekhar Azad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Chandra Shekhar Azad Chandra Shekhar Azad, popularly known as Azad, was an Indian revolutionary who reorganised the Hindustan Republican Association under the new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association ...more

Lyuben Karavelov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Lyuben Karavelov Lyuben Stoychev Karavelov was a Bulgarian writer and an important figure of the Bulgarian National Revival. Karavelov was born in Koprivshtitsa. He began his education in a church school, but in ...more

José Antonio Navarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
José Antonio Navarro José Antonio Navarro was a Texas statesman, revolutionary, politician, rancher, and merchant. The son of Ángel Navarro and Josefa María Ruiz y Peña, he was born into ...more

Nguyen Thi Minh Khai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai was a Vietnamese revolutionary and a leader of the Indochinese Communist Party during the 1930s. Minh Khai was born in Vinh, Nghệ An Province. In 1927, she co-founded the ...more

Daniel Chavarria is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Daniel Chavarria Daniel Chavarria is a Uruguayan revolutionary and writer, living in Cuba.

Georgi Dimitrov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
Georgi Dimitrov Georgi Dimitrov Mikhaylov, also known as Georgi Mikhaylovich Dimitrov was a Bulgarian communist politician. He was the first communist leader of Bulgaria, from 1946 to 1949. Dimitrov led the ...more