Famous Anarchists - List of Famous Anarchists - page 2

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
Emma GoldmanJune 27, 1869AmericanEmma Goldman was a political activist known for her contribution to the development of anarchist political philosophy in the 20th century
Alan MooreNovember 18, 1953BritishAlan Moore is a legendary comic book writer and graphic novelist
Alexander BerkmanNovember 21, 1870French, RussianAlexander Berkman was an important figure in the anarchist movement of the 20th century
Elisee ReclusMarch 15, 1830FrenchÉlisée Reclus was a famous French geographer, anarchist and writer
Bob BlackJanuary 4, 1951AmericanBob Black is an American author and anarchist
Ammon HennacyJuly 24, 1893AmericanAmmon Hennacy was an Irish American pacifist and social activist prominently known for his work as a Christian anarchist
Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman was an important figure in the anarchist movement of the 20th century

FrenchNovember 21, 1870162 views

Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman was a political activist known for her contribution to the development of anarchist political philosophy in the 20th century

AmericanJune 27, 1869203 views