FAMOUS REVOLUTIONARIES OF HISTORY
Added on: 12th Nov 2016
George Gordon Byron was an Anglo-Scottish poet who was forced
to leave his country due to mounting debt and relationship
scandals. He never returned to England and eventually ended
up getting involved in the Greek War of Independence
against the Ottoman Empire. Today he is regarded as a
national hero in Greece.
An American general during the Revolutionary War, George
Washington went on to become president of the new nation.
A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela
eventually became President of the country and oversaw
efforts to dismantle the system of institutionalized
racism that had dominated for so long.
Born in Britain, Thomas emigrated to the colonies just in time
for the Revolution. His pamphlet Common Sense was critical
in inspiring the colonists to fight for independence.
John Adams said “Without the pen of the author of
Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have
been raised in vain.”
Francisco challenged Mexican president Porfirio Diaz for
presidency in 1910 and played an instrumental role in
sparking the Mexican Revolution.
Many of the revolutionaries and thinkers on this list would
base their philosophies and ideologies on a foundation of
Marxism. Without Karl, the world would be a different
place today, for better or for worse.
Although the end of his life was less than enviable, Muammar
began as a Libyan revolutionary who took power in a coup
d’état. A controversial leader, he oversaw sweeping
changes in the nation both politically and economically.
A Chinese communist revolutionary, his ideas are
collectively known as Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Some have
considered him an anti-imperialist hero while others have
labelled him a brutal dictator. Either way though, he left his
mark on the 20th century.