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
20
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 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir
10
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 14, 1986

 3 Angela Davis

Angela Davis
24
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
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 4 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

 5 John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968

 6 Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda
25
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973
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 7 Kim Il-sung

Kim Il-sung
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of North Korea (1972-1994)
Birthdate: April 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea
Died: July 8, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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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 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)

 10 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Pilot, Astronaut, Politician
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia

 11 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

 12 J.B.S. Haldane

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

 13 Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci
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Famous As: Marxist philosopher, Journalist
Birthdate: January 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27, 1937

 14 Slobodan Milosevic

Slobodan Milosevic
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Serbia (1991-97), resident of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1997-2000)
Birthdate: August 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Požarevac, Serbia
Died: March 11, 2006

 15 Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Co-CEO and head designer, Prada
Birthdate: May 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 16 Stieg Larsson

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

 17 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

 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 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

 20 José Saramago

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

 21 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

 22 Dalia Grybauskaitė

Dalia Grybauskaitė
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Lithuania (2009-2019)
Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

 23 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

 24 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)

 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