Famous Revolutionaries - List of Famous Revolutionaries - page 4

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
Josip Broz TitoMay 7, 1892YugoslavJosip Broz Tito was the powerful revolutionary leader of Yugoslav Partisans
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
Leon TrotskyNovember 7, 1879Russian, UkrainianLeon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army
Pancho VillaJune 5, 1878MexicanPancho Villa is one of the most renowned names of the ‘Mexican Revolution’ who was also the Governor of Chihuahua
Pol PotMay 19, 1925CambodianPol Pot was the Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge
Simon BolivarJuly 24, 1783VenezuelanSimón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military leader who was instrumental in independence of several Latin American countries from the Spanish rule
Red Cloud

Red Cloud

Red Cloud was a war chief who led the Oglala Sioux tribe in what was known as Red Cloud’s War against the United States Army

American1822169 views

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was an American physician and statesman, best known as one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence

AmericanApril 12, 1724130 views

Benito Juarez

Benito Juarez was a former President of Mexico

MexicanMarch 21, 1806182 views

Ahmed Ben Bella

Ahmed Ben Bella was the first President of the Republic of Algeria

AlgerianDecember 25, 1916203 views

Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was a German Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist

GermanMarch 5, 1871152 views

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito was the powerful revolutionary leader of Yugoslav Partisans

YugoslavMay 7, 1892529 views

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean politician and a former Prime Minister & President of the country

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Kemal Ataturk was an army officer, statesman and the first President of Turkey.

TurkishMay 19, 1881287 views

John Gates

John Gates was an American Communist journalist

American191399 views

Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip was a Yugoslav nationalist and a member of ‘Mlada Bosna’ (Young Bosnia) movement.

CzechJuly 25, 1894252 views