Prominent Anarchists Of All Time

Anarchism is an ideology which emphasizes on the creation of a state which isn’t ruled by a government, but the masses themselves. Although Anarchism aims at eradicating hierarchy in a society, it has often been criticized and has been seldom followed. The prime reason is the widespread belief that anarchy leads to a state of disorder and chaos. Many activists, over the past few decades, have earned the title of ‘prominent anarchists’. The hero of the Cuban revolutionary movement - Ernesto ‘Che Guevara’, Nelson Mandela, writers Leo Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde are considered one of the most famous anarchists of all time. Che Guevara, along with Cuban communist icon Fidel Castro, staged a political coup to overthrow Fulgencio Batista, the dictator responsible for the sorry state of affairs in the Latin American nation for a long time. Many eminent writers like Oscar Wilde too opposed capitalistic governance and felt that anarchy is ideal for a society.

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 1 Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky.
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: December 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: September 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died: March 23, 1931
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 3 Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor, Activist
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 Alan Moore

Alan Moore.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 5 Peter Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin.
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Famous As: Philosopher & Activist
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921

 6 Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: June 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: May 4, 1940
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 7 William Godwin

William Godwin.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wisbech
Died: April 7, 1836
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 8 King Bach

King Bach.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Video Content Producer, Internet Personality
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin
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Famous As: Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University teacher, Anarchist, Libertarian municipalism, Social ecology
Birthdate: January 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 30, 2006

 10 Jacques Ellul

Jacques Ellul
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Famous As: Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bordeaux
Died: May 19, 1994

 11 Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: June 28, 1936

 12 Buenaventura Durruti

Buenaventura Durruti
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León
Died: November 20, 1936

 13 Georges Brassens

Georges Brassens
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: October 29, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Benjamin Tucker

Benjamin Tucker
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Famous As: Journalist, Philosopher, Economist, Translator, Anarchist
Birthdate: April 17, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dartmouth
Died: June 22, 1939

 15 Bob Black

Bob Black.
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Famous As: American author
Birthdate: January 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

 16 Elisee Reclus

Elisee Reclus.
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Famous As: Geographer, Anarchist, Writer
Birthdate: March 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France
Died: July 4, 1905

 17 Ammon Hennacy

Ammon Hennacy.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Christian Anarchist, Social Activist
Birthdate: July 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Negley, Ohio
Died: January 14, 1970