Legendary Communist Leaders Who Changed The World

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Communism is an ideology which emphasizes on equality among members of a community and eradication of a class/hierarchical structure. Several famous leaders have been enlightening the masses about the importance of communism and how the ideology can change governance and lead to a better society. The word was derived from the title of a book titled ‘Projet de communauté philosophe’, penned by a French writer and philosopher named Victor d’Hupay. Eminent personalities like Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Josef Stalin and even Fidel Castro are a few individuals who are responsible for the worldwide popularity of communism. Ardent followers of these legends and the ideology of communism are called communists. Marx and Friedrich Engels are the men who coined the term ‘Marxism’ and sparked off a revolution which addressed the issue of the capitalist-working class conflict. While followers of Marx are known as Marxists, admirers of Lenin and his ideology are called Leninists. The masses, however, consider both these factions as ‘communists’. Vladmir Lenin and Josef Stalin are two communist stalwarts from Russia (formerly known as Soviet Union) who inspired thousands of leaders and set outstanding examples of leadership. The rise of the legendary Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, who passed away recently, is a perfect example of what communism is. He overthrew Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba, who was considered more of a dictator in a military coup. The legendary leader then ruled the country for several decades.
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Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969
 2 
Josip Broz Tito
(Yugoslav Communist Revolutionary and the chief Architect of the 'Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia')
Josip Broz Tito
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kumrovec, Croatia
Died: May 4, 1980
 3 
Angela Davis
(Political Activist)
Angela Davis
32
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
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 4 
Simone de Beauvoir
(French Existentialist Philosopher, Writer, Social Theorist, and Feminist Activist)
Simone de Beauvoir
10
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14, 1986
 5 
John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968
 6 
Pablo Neruda
(Chilean poet)
Pablo Neruda
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973
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 7 
Kim Il-sung
(President of North Korea (1972-1994))
Kim Il-sung
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: July 8, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Nicolae Ceaușescu
(Former President of Romania)
Nicolae Ceaușescu
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25, 1989
Leonid Brezhnev
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kamenskoe, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: November 10, 1982
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Raul Castro
(President of the Council of State of Cuba)
Raul Castro
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
 11 
Valentina Tereshkova
(The First and Youngest Woman in Space)
Valentina Tereshkova
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bol'shoe Maslennikovo, Russia
 12 
Hu Jintao
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)
Hu Jintao
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taizhou
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
J.B.S. Haldane
(British Scientist Who Developed the Mathematical Theory of Population Genetics and One of the Founders of ‘Neo-Darwinism’)
J.B.S. Haldane
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: December 1, 1964
 14 
Antonio Gramsci
(Italian Philosopher Best Known for His Theory of 'Cultural Hegemony')
Antonio Gramsci
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27, 1937
 15 
Miuccia Prada
(Co-CEO and head designer, Prada)
Miuccia Prada
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 16 
Slobodan Milosevic
(3rd President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1997 - 2000))
Slobodan Milosevic
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Požarevac, Serbia
Died: March 11, 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Stieg Larsson
(Journalist)
Stieg Larsson
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden
Died: November 9, 2004
 18 
Enver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)
Enver Hoxha
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: April 11, 1985
 19 
José Saramago
(Portuguese Writer and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998)
José Saramago
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Azinhaga, Portugal
Died: June 18, 2010
 20 
Jiang Qing
(Chinese Political Figure Who Played an Important Role During 'The Cultural Revolution')
Jiang Qing
3
Birthdate: March 19, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhucheng, Weifang, China
Died: May 14, 1991
 21 
Amiri Baraka
(Writer)
Amiri Baraka
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark
Died: January 9, 2014
 22 
Dalia Grybauskaitė
(4th President of Lithuania (2009 - 2019))
Dalia Grybauskaitė
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
 23 
Aime Cesaire
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basse-Pointe, Martinique, France
Died: April 17, 2008
 24 
Prachanda
(Prime Minister of Nepal)
Prachanda
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dhikur Pokhari, Nepal
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Gustáv Husák
(Slovak Politician)
Gustáv Husák
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dúbravka, Bratislava
Died: November 18, 1991
 26 
Alejo Carpentier
(Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic)
Alejo Carpentier
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: April 24, 1980
 27 
John Gates
(American Communist)
John Gates
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1913 AD
Died: May 23, 1992