Famous Socialist Leaders Of All Time

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Socialism is an ideology which became popular over the years due to the increase in inequality and discrimination across the world. ‘A society where most resources are equally owned by every citizen’ is one of the several ways of defining this ideology. Socialists opine that capitalistic economies create hierarchy and divide the society in forms such as ‘rich’ and ‘poor’. Legendary communist leaders Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Mao Zedong are a few distinguished personalities who preached and practiced socialism. Fidel Castro, who served as the president of Cuba for a few decades, set up the perfect example of a socialist society. China, the Soviet Union and Cuba are a few nations where the socialist model of governance has been prevalent since many years. Here are the names of a few other eminent leaders who believed in this ideology.
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 1 
Helen Keller
(American Author and First Deaf-Blind Person to Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Helen Keller
67
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968
 2 
Billy Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)
Billy Connolly
22
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Indira Gandhi
(3rd Prime Minister of India)
Indira Gandhi
49
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31, 1984
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 4 
Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Political Leader of Egypt)
Gamal Abdel Nasser
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bacos, Egypt
Died: September 28, 1970
 5 
Emmanuel Macron
(President of France )
Emmanuel Macron
58
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Prime Minister of India (1964-66))
Lal Bahadur Shastri
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 11, 1966
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 7 
Julia Gillard
(27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010 - 2013))
Julia Gillard
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barry, Wales
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Gordon Brown
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Govan
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Edmund Barton
(Prime Minister of Australia (1901-03))
Edmund Barton
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glebe, Australia
Died: January 7, 1920
 10 
Salvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)
Salvador Allende
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11, 1973
 11 
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)
 12 
Upton Sinclair
(American writer)
Upton Sinclair
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 25, 1968
 13 
François Hollande
(President of France)
François Hollande
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rouen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
James Callaghan
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth
Died: March 26, 2005
 15 
Evo Morales
(President of Bolivia)
Evo Morales
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orinoca Canton
 16 
Tommy Douglas
(7th Premier of Saskatchewan (1944-61))
Tommy Douglas
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: February 24, 1986
 17 
Eugene V. Debs
(Union Leader)
Eugene V. Debs
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: October 20, 1926
 18 
J. B. Kripalani
(Politician)
J. B. Kripalani
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Pakistan
Died: March 19, 1982
 19 
James Connolly
(Socialist Leader)
James Connolly
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cowgate
Died: May 12, 1916
 20 
Rigoberta Menchú
(Guatemalan Human Rights Activist and Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize )
Rigoberta Menchú
16
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel, Guatemala
 21 
A. Philip Randolph
(Leader of the African-American civil-rights movement,)
A. Philip Randolph
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crescent City
Died: May 16, 1979
 22 
Léon Blum
(Former Prime Minister of France)
Léon Blum
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 30, 1950
 23 
Tabaré Vázquez
(39th and 41st President of Uruguay (2005 - 2010, 2015 - 2020))
Tabaré Vázquez
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: December 6, 2020
 24 
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
(Winner of 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Miguel Ãngel Asturias
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: June 9, 1974
 25 
Mauricio Funes
(Former President of El Salvador)
Mauricio Funes
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Salvador
 26 
Abune Paulos
(Ethiopian patriarch for Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (1992-2012))
Abune Paulos
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adwa, Ethiopia
Died: August 16, 2012
 27 
Arnoldo Alemán
(President of Nicaragua)
Arnoldo Alemán
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua
 28 
Laisenia Qarase
(Former Prime Minister of Fiji)
Laisenia Qarase
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vanua Balavu, Colony of Fiji
Died: April 21, 2020
 29 
David Dubinsky
(Political leader)
David Dubinsky
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brest
Died: September 17, 1982
 30 
Son Sann
(Former Prime Minister of Cambodia (1967 – 1968))
Son Sann
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Phnom Penh
Died: December 19, 2000