Che Guevera, Nelson Mandela and Leo Tolstoy are recognized as anarchists

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.
Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson
(Actor, Activist)

23 July 1961

American

Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
(Linguist)

07 December 1928

American

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
(Revolutionary)

27 September 1907

Indian

Alan MooreAlan Moore

18 November 1953

British

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

American

King BachKing Bach
(Actor, Comedian, Video Content Producer, Internet Personality)

26 June 1988

Canadian,American

 Peter KropotkinPeter Kropotkin
(Philosopher & Activist)

09 December 1842

Russian

William GodwinWilliam Godwin
(Journalist)

03 March 1756

British

Alexander BerkmanAlexander Berkman
(Editor)

21 November 1870

French,Russian

Bob BlackBob Black
(American author)

04 January 1951

American

Ammon HennacyAmmon Hennacy
(Christian Anarchist, Social Activist)

24 July 1893

American

Élisée ReclusElisee Reclus
(Geographer, Anarchist, Writer)

15 March 1830

French

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University teacher, Anarchist, Libertarian municipalism, Social ecology)

14 January 1921

American

Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
(Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher)

06 January 1912

French

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
(Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist, Writer)

22 October 1921

French

Buenaventura DurrutiBuenaventura Durruti
(Anarcho-syndicalist, Anarchist, Trade unionist)

14 July 1896

Spanish

Benjamin TuckerBenjamin Tucker
(Journalist, Philosopher, Economist, Translator, Anarchist)

17 April 1854

American

Johann MostJohann Most
(Politician, Journalist, Writer, Editor)

05 February 1846

German,American