Prominent Anarchists Of All Time

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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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Noam Chomsky
(A Major Figure in Analytic Philosophy Who is Also Known as 'The Father of Modern Linguistics')
Noam Chomsky
47
Birthdate: December 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Alan Moore
(Writer)
Alan Moore
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Bhagat Singh
(Revolutionary Hero of the Indian Independence Movement)
Bhagat Singh
45
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died: March 23, 1931
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Woody Harrelson
33
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Peter Kropotkin
(Anarchist, Socialist & Historian)
Peter Kropotkin
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921
 6 
Emma Goldman
(American Anarchist Political Activist and Writer)
Emma Goldman
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: May 14, 1940
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Murray Bookchin
(Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University teacher, Anarchist, Libertarian municipalism, Social ecology)
Murray Bookchin
4
Birthdate: January 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 30, 2006
 8 
William Godwin
(Journalist)
William Godwin
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wisbech
Died: April 7, 1836
 9 
Georges Brassens
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: October 29, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
King Bach
(Actor, Comedian, Video Content Producer, Internet Personality)
King Bach
19
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Jacques Ellul
(Theologian, Philosopher)
Jacques Ellul
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: May 19, 1994
 12 
Buenaventura Durruti
(Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist)
Buenaventura Durruti
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León
Died: November 20, 1936
 13 
Alexander Berkman
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: June 28, 1936
 14 
Benjamin Tucker
(Journalist, Philosopher, Economist, Translator, Anarchist)
Benjamin Tucker
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dartmouth
Died: June 22, 1939
 15 
Bob Black
(American author)
Bob Black
0
Birthdate: January 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
 16 
Elisee Reclus
(Geographer, Anarchist, Writer)
Elisee Reclus
0
Birthdate: March 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France
Died: July 4, 1905
 17 
Ammon Hennacy
(Christian Anarchist, Social Activist)
Ammon Hennacy
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Negley, Ohio
Died: January 14, 1970