List & biographies of world's most famous revolutionaries.

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.
B. R. AmbedkarB. 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 ...
Benito JuarezBenito 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 LincolnBenjamin Lincoln
Benjamin Lincoln is perhaps lesser known but nevertheless an important figure of the American Revolutionary War, during which he was the major ...
Che GuevaraChe 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 JosephChief 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 ZapataEmiliano 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 NewtonHuey P. Newton
Huey Percy Newton was a revolutionary political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party along with Bobby Seale. Interest in radical ...
Jose Julian Marti PerezJose 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 RizalJose 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 ...
Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin
Legendary Russian revolutionary, anarchist and prolific political writer, Mikhail Bakunin was one of the most powerful propagators of anarchism ...
Patrick HenryPatrick Henry
Patrick Henry was one of the leading figures of American Revolution and a prominent political founder who saw the formation of initial ...
Red CloudRed 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 AdamsSamuel 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 PaineThomas 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 WallaceWilliam Wallace
William Wallace was a formidable Knight, a great nationalist and a brave revolutionary fighter/leader who led Scotland to its victory and made ...