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List of Famous Revolutionaries

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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. 
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Hristo Botev is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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 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
Alberto Joaquim Vinama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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 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 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
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 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
Jorge Sangumba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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
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
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 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 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
Vasil Levski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Revolutionaries
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 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 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
Bashir is a character in the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe. He is leader of the Successors, mountain bandits and insurgents who hold the passes of the Wizardwall mountain range and struggle ...more
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 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 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 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