Famous Revolutionaries - List of Famous Revolutionaries - page 6

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
Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa is one of the most renowned names of the ‘Mexican Revolution’ who was also the Governor of Chihuahua

MexicanJune 5, 1878369 views

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution

FrenchAugust 15, 1769255 views

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army

RussianNovember 7, 1879440 views

William Wallace

William Wallace was a Scottish knight who was a central figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence

Scottish1270565 views

Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal was a writer and revolutionary regarded as the greatest national hero of the Philippines

FilipinosJune 19, 1861157 views

Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata was a Mexican revolutionary leader and one of the most important figures of the Mexican Revolution.

MexicanAugust 8, 1879759 views

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States

AmericanSeptember 27, 1722107 views

Huey P. Newton

Huey Newton was an African-American political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party

AmericanFebruary 17, 1942301 views

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was an American politician, orator and a revolutionary leader who brought Virginian independence in the 1770s

AmericanMay 29, 1736148 views

Éamon de Valera

Eamon de Valera was an Irish politician and patriot, one of the leaders of Ireland's struggle for independence from the United Kingdom

AmericanOctober 14, 1882163 views