Legendary Communist Leaders Who Changed The World

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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 1 Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969

 2 Angela Davis

Angela Davis .
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham

 3 Kim Il-sung

Kim Il-sung.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of North Korea
Birthdate: April 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pyongyang
Died: July 8, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas
Died: December 20, 1968
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 5 Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973

 6 Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kumrovec
Died: May 4, 1980
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 7 Nicolae Ceaușescu

Nicolae Ceaușescu.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Romania
Birthdate: January 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25, 1989
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 8 Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev.
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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)

 9 Raul Castro

Raul Castro.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of the Council of State of Cuba
Birthdate: June 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba

 10 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 14, 1986

 11 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bolshoye Maslennikovo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 12 Hu Jintao

Hu Jintao.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Birthdate: December 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taizhou
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Slobodan Milosevic

Slobodan Milosevic.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Serbia & the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Birthdate: August 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Požarevac
Died: March 11, 2006

 14 Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Philosopher
Birthdate: January 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27, 1937
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 15 Enver Hoxha

Enver Hoxha.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Communist Leader of Albania
Birthdate: October 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: April 11, 1985

 16 Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson.
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Famous As: Swedish Journalist & Writer
Birthdate: August 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden
Died: November 9, 2004

 17 Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark
Died: January 9, 2014

 18 Jiang Qing

Jiang Qing
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhucheng, Weifang, China
Died: May 14, 1991

 19 José Saramago

José Saramago.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Azinhaga
Died: June 18, 2010

 20 Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: entrepreneur, fashion designer
Birthdate: May 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan

 21 Dalia Grybauskaitė

Dalia Grybauskaitė.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Lithuania
Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius

 22 J.B.S. Haldane

J.B.S. Haldane.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
Died: December 1, 1964

 23 Prachanda

Prachanda .
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dhikur Pokhari, Nepal
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 24 Aime Cesaire

Aime Cesaire
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basse-Pointe, Martinique, France
Died: April 17, 2008

 25 Gustáv Husák

Gustáv Husák.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Slovak Politician
Birthdate: January 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dúbravka, Bratislava
Died: November 18, 1991

 26 Alejo Carpentier

Alejo Carpentier
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic
Birthdate: December 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: April 24, 1980

 27 John Gates

John Gates.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: American Communist
Birthdate: 1913 AD
Died: May 23, 1992