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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

Hundreds of men fought to the best possible extent for America’s freedom from the British colonial rule. One such great hero of the American ...

Ahmed Ben Bella Ahmed Ben Bella

Ahmed Ben Bella is remembered as one of the greatest figures in Arab nationalism. As a young boy in school, he was deeply affected by the racial ...

B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar

B.R. Ambedkar was a leading activist and social reformer who gave his life working for the upliftment of the Dalits and the socially backward ...

Bal Gangadhar Tilak Bal Gangadhar Tilak

While Gandhi fondly administered the title of ‘Maker of Modern India’ on Tilak, the British labelled him as the ‘Father of Indian Unrest’. The ...

Benito Juarez Benito Juarez

One of the most important political figures of the 19th century Mexico, Benito Juarez played the pivotal role in fighting against the foreign ...

Benjamin Lincoln Benjamin Lincoln

Benjamin Lincoln is perhaps lesser known but nevertheless an important figure of the American Revolutionary War, during which he was the major ...

Bobby Sands Bobby Sands

Robert Gerard ‘Bobby’ Sands was an Irish hero who has gone down in the history as the martyr from the Irish Republican Party. He was born and ...

Che Guevara Che Guevara

Che Guevara was a legendary political activist, who gave his life for the downfall of imperialism and the establishment of socialism. It is ...

Chief Joseph Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph was the leader of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce tribe in Oregon, U.S. who received international media coverage for his daring ...

Emiliano Zapata Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata was one of the key figures in carrying forward the Mexican Revolution that started off in 1910. Zapata formed his army and ...

Huey Newton Huey P. Newton

Huey Percy Newton was a revolutionary political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party along with Bobby Seale. Interest in radical ...

John Gates John Gates

John ‘Johnny’ Gates was an American Communist journalist and a true believer in the Marxist theory. He is well-known for leading the ...

Jose Julian Marti Perez Jose Marti

Jose Marti was a freedom fighter, poet and a national hero of Cuba. Apart from that, he was a professor and political theorist. He dreamt of ...

Jose Rizal Jose Rizal

Hailed as the greatest national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal was a man of strong convictions who sacrificed his life for the nationalist ...

Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito was a popular statesman, who served as a Yugoslav Partisan, which was Europe’s most effective anti-Nazi resistance movement. ...

Lala Lajpat Rai Lala Lajpat Rai

Popularly known as Punjab Kesari or the Lion of Punjab, Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the greatest leaders of India, who actively took part in the ...

Lyman Hall Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was an American physician and statesman, best known as one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, ...

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Maulana Abul Kalam A...

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the face of communal harmony in modern India. A renowned scholar and an active political leader, he had a ...

Mikhail Bakunin Mikhail Bakunin

Legendary Russian revolutionary, anarchist and prolific political writer, Mikhail Bakunin was one of the most powerful propagators of anarchism ...

Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte

The latter years of the French Revolution saw the emergence of a man who played a quintessential role in shaping the future of France – Napoleon ...

Patrick Henry Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was one of the leading figures of American Revolution and a prominent political founder who saw the formation of initial ...

Red Cloud Red Cloud

Red Cloud, the war chief of the Oglala Sioux clan was a courageous leader who led his tribe in what was known as Red Cloud’s War against the ...

Samuel Adams Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams is a notable figure in the history of American Political Culture. Being the second cousin of Former American President John Adams, ...

Thomas Paine Thomas Paine

‘These are the times that try men’s souls’ is quoted by one of the famous founding fathers of American Revolution, Thomas Paine. He became one ...

William Wallace William Wallace

William Wallace was a formidable Knight, a great nationalist and a brave revolutionary fighter/leader who led Scotland to its victory and made ...