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List & biographies of world's most famous revolutionaries.

A revolution is a drastic and sudden change which is instigated or propagated by a revolutionary, which means that revolutionaries, as the name suggests, are people who take up the cause of bringing about change in an existing system. Revolutions, in the past, have been responsible for changes in political, religious and even economic ideologies. A revolutionary is generally the one person who decides that he or she has had enough of the perceived injustice enforced by a system and decides to directly or indirectly; take steps to facilitate the removal of the unjust system. The history of the world has shown us examples of such instances in the form of various movements, instigated or propagated by individuals that have led to the complete collapse of entire governments and resulted in the establishment of a new regime or government that is supposed to correct the wrongs of the one it’s replacing. The word revolution can also apply to non-political revolutions like the field of technology and industry which saw its biggest boom during the industrial revolution. During this period production methods saw an increasing shift from manual production to the use of machines to produce goods. Even though, at times, the word revolutionary is used in conjunction with science and art more often than not, it relates to the political aspect of revolutions. Listed below is a list of some of the notable revolutionaries with their complete biographies that include timelines, trivia and life stories.
Abraham Whipple Abraham Whipple
(American)

Hundreds of men fought to the best possible ...

Agostinho Neto Agostinho Neto
(Angolan)

Agostinho Neto was the first President of the ...

Ahmed Ben Bella Ahmed Ben Bella
(Algerian)

Ahmed Ben Bella is remembered as one of the ...

Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei
(Iranian)

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of ...

Augusto César Sandino Augusto César Sandino...
(Nicaraguan)

Augusto César Sandino, the famous Nicaraguan ...

B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar
(Indian)

B.R. Ambedkar was a leading activist and social ...

Bal Gangadhar Tilak Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian)

While Gandhi fondly administered the title of ...

Begum Hazrat Mahal Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal, also known as the ‘Begum of ...

Benito Juarez Benito Juarez
(Mexican)

One of the most important political figures of ...

Benjamin Lincoln Benjamin Lincoln
(American)

Benjamin Lincoln is perhaps lesser known but ...

Bhagat Singh Bhagat Singh
(Indian)

Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary who ...

Birsa Munda Birsa Munda
(Indian)

Birsa Munda was an Indian freedom fighter and a ...

Bobby Sands Bobby Sands
(Irish)

Robert Gerard ‘Bobby’ Sands was an Irish hero ...

Chandra Shekhar Azad Chandra Shekhar Azad
(Indian)

Chandra Shekhar Azad was an Indian revolutionary ...

Che Guevara Che Guevara
(Argentine)

Che Guevara was a legendary political activist, ...

Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek
(Chinese)

Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political leader ...

Chief Joseph Chief Joseph
(American)

Chief Joseph was the leader of the Wallowa band ...

Ãamon de Valera Ãamon de Valera
(American)

Eamon de Valera was an Irish politician and ...

Emiliano Zapata Emiliano Zapata
(Mexican)

Emiliano Zapata was one of the key figures in ...

Ernesto Cardenal Ernesto Cardenal
(Nicaraguan)

Ernesto Cardenal is a Roman Catholic priest who ...

Georges Bidault Georges Bidault
(French)

Georges-Augustin Bidault was a French politician ...

Holden Roberto Holden Roberto
(Angolan)

Holden Roberto was an Angolan independence leader ...

Hristo Botev Hristo Botev
(Bulgarian)

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and ...

Huey P. Newton Huey P. Newton
(American)

Huey Percy Newton was a revolutionary political ...

Jacob Zuma Jacob Zuma
(South African)

Jacob Zuma is the current President of South ...

John Gates John Gates
(American)

John ‘Johnny’ Gates was an American Communist ...

Jonas Žemaitis Jonas Žemaitis...
(Lithuanian)

Jonas Zemaitis was the Chairman of the Lithuanian ...

Jose Marti Jose Marti
(Cuban)

Jose Marti was a freedom fighter, poet and a ...

Jose Rizal Jose Rizal
(Filipino)

Hailed as the greatest national hero of the ...

Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz Tito
(Yugoslav)

Josip Broz Tito was a popular statesman, who ...

Kenneth Kaunda Kenneth Kaunda
(Zambian)

Kenneth Kaunda served as the first President of ...

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Pakistani)

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun ...

Lala Lajpat Rai Lala Lajpat Rai
(Indian)

Popularly known as Punjab Kesari or the Lion of ...

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky
(Soviet Russian,Russian)

Leon Trotsky was one of the key revolutionaries ...

Lyman Hall Lyman Hall
(American)

Lyman Hall was an American physician and ...

Mangal Pandey Mangal Pandey
(Indian)

Mangal Pandey was an Indian soldier who played a ...

Manuela Sáenz Manuela Sáenz...
(American)

Manuela Saenz was an iconic South American ...

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(Indian)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the face of communal ...

Mikhail Bakunin Mikhail Bakunin
(Soviet Russian,Russian)

Legendary Russian revolutionary, anarchist and ...

Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte
(French)

The latter years of the French Revolution saw the ...

Pancho Villa Pancho Villa
(Mexican)

Pancho Villa is one of the greatest revolutionary ...

Patrick Henry Patrick Henry
(American)

Patrick Henry was one of the leading figures of ...

Paul Revere Paul Revere
(American)

Paul Revere was an American industrialist and a ...

Pol Pot Pol Pot
(Cambodian)

Pol Pot, the Cambodian revolutionary leader of ...

Rani Lakshmibai Rani Lakshmibai
(Indian)

Rani Lakshmibai, famously known as ‘Jhansi Ki ...

Red Cloud Red Cloud
(American)

Red Cloud, the war chief of the Oglala Sioux clan ...

Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabe
(Zimbabwean)

Robert Mugabe is a former revolutionary and ...

Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg
(German,Polish)

Rosa Luxemburg was a German Marxist theorist, ...

Samora Machel Samora Machel
(Mozambican)

Samora Machel was a Mozambican revolutionary ...

Samuel Adams Samuel Adams
(American)

Samuel Adams is a notable figure in the history ...

Simon Bolivar Simon Bolivar
(Venezuelan)

Simon Bolivar is regarded as one of the most ...

Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo
(Indian)

Aurobindo Ghose, better known as Sri Aurobindo is ...

Surya Sen Surya Sen
(Indian)

Surya Sen was a Bengali independence fighter who ...

Tecumseh Tecumseh
(American)

Tecumseh was a famous Native American chief of ...

Thomas Paine Thomas Paine
(British,American)

‘These are the times that try men’s souls’ ...

Toussaint Louverture Toussaint Louverture
(French)

Toussaint Louverture was a former slave who led ...

William Wallace William Wallace
(Scottish)

William Wallace was a Scottish knight who was a ...

Yane Sandanski Yane Sandanski

Yane Sandanski was a revolutionary leader who ...

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