Famous Anarchists - List of Famous Anarchists

Anarchism is an ideology which emphasizes on the creation of a state which isn’t ruled by a government, but the masses themselves. Although Anarchism aims at eradicating hierarchy in a society, it has often been criticized and has been seldom followed. The prime reason is the widespread belief that anarchy leads to a state of disorder and chaos. Many activists, over the past few decades, have earned the title of ‘prominent anarchists’. The hero of the Cuban revolutionary movement - Ernesto ‘Che Guevara’, Nelson Mandela, writers Leo Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde are considered one of the most famous anarchists of all time. Che Guevara, along with Cuban communist icon Fidel Castro, staged a political coup to overthrow Fulgencio Batista, the dictator responsible for the sorry state of affairs in the Latin American nation for a long time. Many eminent writers like Oscar Wilde too opposed capitalistic governance and felt that anarchy is ideal for a society.

Che Guevera, Nelson Mandela and Leo Tolstoy are recognized as anarchists

The Most Famous Anarchists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Bhagat SinghSeptember 27, 1907IndianBhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary who played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement
Woody HarrelsonJuly 23, 1961AmericanWoody Harrelson is an American actor and activist
Noam ChomskyDecember 7, 1928AmericanChomsky is an American linguist, political theorist, and activist, often referred to as "the father of modern linguistics”
King BachJune 26, 1988Canadian, AmericanKing Bach is a popular American vlogger and internet personality
Alan MooreNovember 18, 1953BritishAlan Moore is a legendary comic book writer and graphic novelist
Emma GoldmanJune 27, 1869AmericanEmma Goldman was a political activist known for her contribution to the development of anarchist political philosophy in the 20th century
Elisee ReclusMarch 15, 1830FrenchÉlisée Reclus was a famous French geographer, anarchist and writer
Alexander BerkmanNovember 21, 1870French, RussianAlexander Berkman was an important figure in the anarchist movement of the 20th century
William GodwinMarch 3, 1756BritishWilliam Godwin was a famous political philosopher, journalist and novelist
Bob BlackJanuary 4, 1951AmericanBob Black is an American author and anarchist
Bob Black

Bob Black

Bob Black is an American author and anarchist

AmericanJanuary 4, 1951115 views

Noam Chomsky

Chomsky is an American linguist, political theorist, and activist, often referred to as "the father of modern linguistics”

King Bach

King Bach is a popular American vlogger and internet personality

CanadianJune 26, 1988165 views

Elisee Reclus

Élisée Reclus was a famous French geographer, anarchist and writer

FrenchMarch 15, 1830150 views

Peter Kropotkin

Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, aka Peter Kropotkin, was a Russian philosopher and activist

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary who played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement

IndianSeptember 27, 1907213 views

Ammon Hennacy

Ammon Hennacy was an Irish American pacifist and social activist prominently known for his work as a Christian anarchist

AmericanJuly 24, 1893111 views

Alan Moore

Alan Moore is a legendary comic book writer and graphic novelist

BritishNovember 18, 1953159 views

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is an American actor and activist

AmericanJuly 23, 1961181 views

William Godwin

William Godwin was a famous political philosopher, journalist and novelist

BritishMarch 3, 1756118 views