Famous Revolutionaries - List of Famous Revolutionaries - page 3

A revolution is a drastic and sudden change which is instigated or propagated by a revolutionary, which means that revolutionaries, as the name suggests, are people who take up the cause of bringing about change in an existing system. Revolutions, in the past, have been responsible for changes in political, religious and even economic ideologies. A revolutionary is generally the one person who decides that he or she has had enough of the perceived injustice enforced by a system and decides to directly or indirectly; take steps to facilitate the removal of the unjust system. The history of the world has shown us examples of such instances in the form of various movements, instigated or propagated by individuals that have led to the complete collapse of entire governments and resulted in the establishment of a new regime or government that is supposed to correct the wrongs of the one it’s replacing. The word revolution can also apply to non-political revolutions like the field of technology and industry which saw its biggest boom during the industrial revolution. During this period production methods saw an increasing shift from manual production to the use of machines to produce goods. Even though, at times, the word revolutionary is used in conjunction with science and art more often than not, it relates to the political aspect of revolutions. Listed below is a list of some of the notable revolutionaries with their complete biographies that include timelines, trivia and life stories.

The Most Famous Revolutionaries

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Emiliano ZapataAugust 8, 1879MexicanEmiliano Zapata was a Mexican revolutionary leader and one of the most important figures of the Mexican Revolution.
Begum Hazrat Mahal1820Indian, NepaliBegum Hazrat Mahal was the first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and one of the earliest female freedom fighters during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
William Wallace1270ScottishWilliam Wallace was a Scottish knight who was a central figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence
Che GuevaraJune 14, 1928ArgentinianChe Guevara is one of the most revered and legendary political figures in world history
TecumsehJanuary 1, 1768AmericanTecumseh was a Native American leader of the Shawnee clan
Josip Broz TitoMay 7, 1892YugoslavJosip Broz Tito was the powerful revolutionary leader of Yugoslav Partisans
Leon TrotskyNovember 7, 1879Russian, UkrainianLeon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army
Pol PotMay 19, 1925CambodianPol Pot was the Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge
Pancho VillaJune 5, 1878MexicanPancho Villa is one of the most renowned names of the ‘Mexican Revolution’ who was also the Governor of Chihuahua
Simon BolivarJuly 24, 1783VenezuelanSimón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military leader who was instrumental in independence of several Latin American countries from the Spanish rule
Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary

Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma is the former President of South Africa

Holden Roberto

Holden Roberto was an Angolan independence leader who founded the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA)

AngolanJanuary 12, 192392 views

Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda was an Indian freedom fighter and a radical tribal leader who revolted against the British rule

IndianNovember 15, 1875178 views

Rani Lakshmibai

Rani Lakshmibai, famously known as ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’, was one of the leading warriors of India’s First War of Independence

IndianNovember 19, 1828109 views

Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal was the first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and one of the earliest female freedom fighters during the Indian Rebellion of 1857

Indian1820589 views

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a political leader and a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi

Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was a prominent Indian freedom fighter who actively participated in the Indian freedom struggle against the British rule

IndianJanuary 28, 1865108 views

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was prominent leader who contributed actively in the Indian freedom struggle.

IndianNovember 11, 1888187 views

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a great Indian freedom fighter, national leader and social reformer who advocated Swaraj or Self Rule

IndianJuly 23, 1856275 views