Famous Socialists - List of Famous Socialists

Socialism is an ideology which became popular over the years due to the increase in inequality and discrimination across the world. ‘A society where most resources are equally owned by every citizen’ is one of the several ways of defining this ideology. Socialists opine that capitalistic economies create hierarchy and divide the society in forms such as ‘rich’ and ‘poor’. Legendary communist leaders Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Mao Zedong are a few distinguished personalities who preached and practiced socialism. Fidel Castro, who served as the president of Cuba for a few decades, set up the perfect example of a socialist society. China, the Soviet Union and Cuba are a few nations where the socialist model of governance has been prevalent since many years. Here are the names of a few other eminent leaders who believed in this ideology.

Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong are a few famous socialists

The Most Famous Socialists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Karl MarxMay 5, 1818French, German, BritishKarl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’
Julia GillardSeptember 29, 1961AustralianJulia Gillard is a former Prime Minister of Australia and the first woman to hold the position
Jack LondonJanuary 12, 1876AmericanJack London was a short-story writer hailing from America, who was also a social activist and journalist
Evo MoralesOctober 26, 1959BolivianCurrently serving his third term as the President of the Bolivia, Evo Morales is known for implementing various social and economic reforms
Slobodan MilosevicAugust 20, 1941SerbianSlobodan Milosevic was the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000
Billy ConnollyNovember 24, 1942ScottishBilly Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian
Helen KellerJune 27, 1880AmericanHelen Keller was the very first (read historical) deaf and blind person to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree and make her own mark as a writer and orator.
Tommy DouglasOctober 20, 1904CanadianTommy Douglas was a Canadian politician and Baptist minister and served as the Premier of Saskatchewan
Gordon BrownFebruary 20, 1951BritishGordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; he succeeded Tony Blair
Son SannOctober 5, 1911Cambodian, FrenchSon Sann was the former Prime Minister of Cambodia known for the progressive policies he implemented during his reign

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian

ScottishNovember 24, 1942185 views

Léon Blum

Léon Blum was a French socialist leader and politician, who served as Prime Minister of France thrice in his career

FrenchApril 9, 1872110 views

François Hollande

François Hollande is the current President of France

FrenchAugust 12, 1954105 views

Edmund Barton

Sir Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia and the founding member of the High Court of the nation

AustralianJanuary 18, 1849129 views

Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard is a former Prime Minister of Australia and the first woman to hold the position

Miguel Ãngel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias was a literary figure of Guatemala who was honoured with the ‘Nobel Prize’ for literature

David Dubinsky

David Dubinsky was a renowned labour leader and also helped in starting the ‘American Labor Party’

AmericanFebruary 22, 1892116 views

Abune Paulos

His Holiness Abune Paulos was the Fifth Patriarch of the ‘Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church’

Laisenia Qarase

Laisenia Qarase was the former Prime Minister of Fiji and founder of the ‘SDL Party’, which is one of the major political parties in the country

FijianFebruary 4, 1941107 views