Peace Activists

A peace activist may refer to any person who believes and advocates non-violent, diplomatic, non-military forms of resolution to political problems and disputes. A person who strongly opposes the notion of war and any kind of violent military action can be defined as a peace activist. One of the main objectives of peace activists is to create awareness about the harmful effect of violence in the society and promote peace and end all kinds of wars. A peace activist will promote diplomatic resolutions, non-violent resistance, pacifism, boycotts, moral purchasing, peace camps and other forms of peaceful campaigns to end any kind of violence. The idea of peace activism originated after many countries suffered the devastating effects of the World War II, after which many of these countries included peace in their constitutions, during the post war period. Some of the peace movements include, anti-nuclear movements, anti-weapons movement, anti-war campaigns, non-violence movements and campaigns, among many others. Peace activists aim to highlight to the world the illogicality of violent conflicts and spread awareness about peace and harmony. Learn more fascinating and enlightening facts, continue to read on about some of the famous peace activists, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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 1 Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Mike Farrell is an American actor known for playing, Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, in the popular war comedy-drama TV series, M*A*S*H. Farrell's journey from being born into a working-class family to becoming a famous Hollywood actor is quite inspiring. Also a political and social activist, Farrell has worked on several activist campaigns. In 2001, he was honored with PETA's Humanitarian Award.

 2 Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nicaraguan, British

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social rights advocate. She is credited with founding the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, where she is currently serving as the chairperson. For her work as a humanitarian, Jagger has received several awards, including the Champion of Justice Award. A former actress, Jagger appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

 3 Alexandra Paul

Alexandra Paul
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 4 Lyndon LaRouche

Lyndon LaRouche
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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: February 12, 2019

 5 Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

 6 Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 1985

 7 David Dellinger

David Dellinger
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: August 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 25, 2004
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 8 Michael Franti

Michael Franti
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Famous As: Musician, Musician, Peace Activist
Birthdate: April 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 9 Dick Cusack

Dick Cusack
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 2, 2003

 10 Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys
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Famous As: Sculptor, Choreographer, Painter, University teacher
Birthdate: May 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: January 23, 1986

 11 Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú
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Famous As: Activist,Politician,Author
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Guatemalan

 12 Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 16, 2003
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 13 Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 14 Daniel Berrigan

Daniel Berrigan
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Famous As: Peace activist, Theologian, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: May 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 2016

 15 Bertha von Suttner

Bertha von Suttner
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Famous As: Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Birthdate: June 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Austrian
Died: June 21, 1914

 16 E. P. Thompson

E. P. Thompson
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: February 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 28, 1993

 17 Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 18 Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari
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Famous As: Former President of Finland
Birthdate: June 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Finnish

 19 Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee
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Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: February 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Liberian

 20 Carl von Ossietzky

Carl von Ossietzky
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Famous As: German Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: October 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: May 4, 1938

 21 Peace Pilgrim

Peace Pilgrim
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Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 7, 1981

 22 David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan
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Famous As: Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 1931

 23 Joseph Rotblat

Joseph Rotblat
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Polish
Died: August 31, 2005

 24 Michael Culver

Michael Culver
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 25 Philip Berrigan

Philip Berrigan
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Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: October 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 6, 2002

 26 Mairead Maguire

Mairead Maguire
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Famous As: Peace Activist
Birthdate: January 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish

 27 Jody Williams

Jody Williams
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Famous As: Political & Peace Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 28 Kenneth E. Boulding

Kenneth E. Boulding
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher, Philosopher, Author, Poet
Birthdate: January 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, American
Died: March 18, 1993

 29 Betty Williams

Betty Williams
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Famous As: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Northern Irish

 30 The Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

The Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
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Famous As: Chaplain
Birthdate: June 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 2006

 31 Jaime Garzón

Jaime Garzón
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Colombian
Died: August 13, 1999

 32 Roger Nash Baldwin

Roger Nash Baldwin
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Famous As: Sociologist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: January 21, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 26, 1981

 33 Henri Bourassa

Henri Bourassa
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian
Died: August 31, 1952

 34 Frédéric Passy

Frederic Passy
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Famous As: Economist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: May 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: June 12, 1912

 35 Toyohiko Kagawa

Toyohiko Kagawa
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Famous As: Peace Activist
Birthdate: July 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese
Died: April 23, 1960

 36 Alec Reid

Alec Reid
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: August 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Irish
Died: November 22, 2013

 37 Eagle Woman

Eagle Woman
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Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 1888

 38 Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris

Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris
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Famous As: Justice of the Peace
Birthdate: August 8, 1812
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: April 3, 1902

 39 Randal Cremer

Randal Cremer
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Famous As: British Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: March 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: July 22, 1908

 40 Fenner Brockway

Fenner Brockway
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: April 28, 1988

 41 Eugen Drewermann

Eugen Drewermann
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: June 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German

 42 Salah Choudhury

Salah Choudhury
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Famous As: The editor of The Weekly Blitz
Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Bangladeshi

 43 Mary Emma Woolley

Mary Emma Woolley
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 5, 1947

 44 May Wright Sewall

May Wright Sewall
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Famous As: Reformer
Birthdate: May 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 22, 1920

 45 Sumaya Farhat Naser

Sumaya Farhat Naser
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: June 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Palestinian

 46 Ōmi Komaki

Ōmi Komaki
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Famous As: Translator, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: May 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Japanese
Died: October 29, 1978

 47 Fuki Kushida

Fuki Kushida
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: February 5, 2001

 48 Julie Christie

Julie Christie
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
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