Craig Kielburger (1982) founded a children's rights organization that helps children

 worldwide at a local, national and international level through representation, leadership and action



Alex Jones (1974)



Jaggi Singh (1972) is Canada's loudest activist and a leading figure in the ISM,

a movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land



Ezra Winton (1972) co founded the überculture collective at Concordia University

and hosts the cinema politica series. Both initiatives focus on exposing corporate

abuse of human rights and the environment



Stephen Marshall (1968) is a New York-based film director, and founder of Guerrilla News Network



unknown wikipedia author (19??)



Yuliya Tymoshenko (1960) was one of the key leaders of the Orange Revolution, a series of protests

 and political events that took place throughout the country in response to allegations of massive corruption,

voter intimidation and direct electoral fraud during Ukraine's Presidential Run-off Election of 2004



Rigoberta Menchú Tum (1959) is a human rights activist who sought to have Guatemala's ex-military

 dictator Efraín Ríos Montt tried for genocide against the Maya people of Guatemala



Ann Pettifor (19??) is the dircetor of Jubilee 2000 the organization that mobilized

24 million people all over the world to support debt cancellation for developing countries



Michael Moore (1954) exposed the ties between the Bush dynasty

and the House of Saudi in his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11



Wei Jingsheng (1950) is an activist in the Chinese democracy movement,

emigrated to the United States after 18 years of incarceration in China



Abdullah Öcalan (1948) is the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which seeks to create

an independent Kurdish state on territory of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. International Secret Services 

captured him in 1999, and since then he is imprisoned on the Island of Imrali, in the Sea of Marmara



Joschka Fischer (1948)



Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945) was a leader of the student

protesters during May 1968 in France



Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (1945) is a pro-democracy activist in Myanmar



Gerhard Schröder (1944)



Angela Davis (1944) sympathized with the Black Power movement



Lech Wałęsa (1943)



Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995) led a nonviolent campaign against environmental damage

associated with the operations of multinational oil companies, especially Shell



Rudi Dutschke (1940-1979) was the most prominent spokesperson

 of the German student movement in the 1960s



Bernard Kouchner (1939) co-founded Médecins Sans Frontières



Christel and Rupert Neudeck (1939) formed the committee "A ship for Vietnam"



Kofi Annan (1938)



Bernard Cassen (1938) is the head of ATTAC - "Association pour

une Taxation des Transactions financières pour l'Aide aux Citoyens"



Jerry Rubin (1938-1994) organized the Vietnam Day Committee, led some of the first protests

against the war in Vietnam, and was a cofounder of the Yippies (Youth International Party)

with Abbie Hoffman, and Pigasus, the pig who would be President



Bobby Seale (1936) and Huey P. Newton co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966



Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) during the Vietnam War, he was an anti-war activist who

used deliberately comical and theatrical tactics, such as a mass demonstration in which

over 50,000 people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy



the 14th Dalai Lama (1935) is fighting for Liberation of Tibet from Chinese occupation



Mikhail Gorbachev (1931)



Helmut Kohl (1930) reacted to the collapse of the DDR with his program for the German Reunification



Yasser Arafat (1929-2004) was appointed Palestinian Liberation Organization

 leader in 1973, a function he held until his death in 2004



Martin Luther King (1929-1968) led the black freedom movement by nonviolent protest



Che Guevara (1928-1967) was a member of Fidel Castro's "26th of July Movement", which seized power

in Cuba in 1959. After serving various important posts in the new government, Guevara left Cuba in 1966

with the hope of fomenting revolutions in other countries, first in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and

later in Bolivia, where he was captured in a CIA-organized military operation



Malcolm X (1925-1965) was a spokesman for the Nation of Islam, and a founder of both

the Muslim Mosque, Inc., and the Organization of Afro-American Unity



Houari Boumedienne (1925-1978) liberated Algeria from the French



Lyndon LaRouche (1922) Schiller Institute



Krim Belkacem (1922-1970) FLN



Peter Benenson (1921-2005) created Amnesty International



Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) advocated nuclear disarmament,

as well as freedom of speech and thought in the former Soviet Union



Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) was prominently involved in "Die Weiße Rose", a World War II-era

resistance movement in Germany calling for nonviolent resistance against the Nazi regime



Nelson Mandela (1918) fought Apartheid in South Africa



John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)



Icchak Cukierman (1915-1981)



Rosa Parks (1913-2005) is now a figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, after becoming

famous for her refusal in 1955 to give up a bus seat to make room for whites and her subsequent arrest



Mother Theresa (1910-1997) was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity



Mary Jayne Gold (1909-1997) played an important role helping European

Jews and intellectuals escape the Holocaust during World War II



Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972)



Oskar Schindler (1908-1974) was a German businessman, who is famous

for his efforts to save his Jewish workers from the Holocaust



Claus von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) Operation Valkyrie



Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a member of the resistance against the Nazi Regime



John Peters Humphrey (1905-1995) was the principal drafter

of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights



Al Mulla Mustafa Barzani (1903-1979) KDP



Dorothy Day (1897-1980) founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933,

espousing nonviolent action and hospitality for the impoverished and downtrodden



Theodore Richard Milford (1896-1987) founded the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief



Haile Selassie (1892-1975) the last Emperor of Ethiopia,
followers of Rastafarianism saw in him a messiah



Lillian Kates (1890) founded the oldest Co-ed Summer Camp in North America



Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) liberated Vietnam from French colonial rule and unified North and South Vietnam



Michael Collins (1890-1922) Irish revolutionary leader,



Jean Monnet (1888-1979) was the architect of European Unity



Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) led the Arab revolt against the Turks in Medina



Nikolai Iwanowitsch Bukharin (1888-1938) developed the thesis of "Socialism in one country," which

argued that socialism (in Marxist theory, the lower stage of Communism) could be developed in a single

 country, even one as underdeveloped as Russia. This new theory stated that revolution need no longer

be encouraged in the capitalist countries, since Russia could and should achieve socialism alone



Sir Julian Huxley (1887-1975) was the first president of

the Unesco and one of the creators of the World Wildlife Fund



Alain LeRoy Locke (1886-1954)



John Rabe (1882-1949) was a German businessman who rescued more

than 50,000 Chinese from slaughter during the Nanjing Massacre



Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) founder of the Republic of Turkey



George Marshall (1880-1959) was an American military leader and statesman best remembered

for his leadership in the Allied victory in World War II and for his work establishing

the post-war reconstruction effort for Europe, which became known as the Marshall Plan



Emiliano Zapata Salazar (1879-1919)



Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) directed Germany's reconciliation

with France and the other allied powers after WW2



Otto Wels (1873-1939) was the only member of the Reichstag who spoke out against Hitler's

enabling act on March 23, 1933. Some weeks before the banning of the SPD by the Nazis,

 Wels went into exile. He built up the expatriate SPD, first in Prague, then in the Saarland and finally in Paris



Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924) a Russian revolutionary, the leader of the Bolshevik party,

the first Premier of the Soviet Union, and the founder of the ideology of Leninism



Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919) was a social democratic theorist of the Social Democratic Party of Germany,

and later the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany. She started the newspaper The Red Flag,

and cofounded the Spartakusbund, a Marxist revolutionary group that became the Communist Party of Germany

and took part in an unsuccessful revolution in Berlin in January, 1919. The uprising was carried out against Rosa's orders,

and crushed by the remnants of the monarchist army and freelance right-wing militias collectively called the Freikorps,

which were sent in by the government. Luxemburg and hundreds of others were captured, tortured, and killed



Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948) brought the cause of India's

independence from British colonial rule to world attention



Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) founder of the republic

of China, and the nationalist party, confucian,



Jane Addams (1860-1935)



Emmeline Pankhurst (1857-1928) one of the founders of the British suffragette

movement, died ten years after seeing her most ardently pursued goal come

to fruition: the right to vote for women in the United Kingdom



Narayana Guru (1856-1928)



Helene Lange (1848-1930) Allgemeiner deutscher Frauenverein



Thomas John Barnardo (1845-1905)



Sitting Bull (1831-1890) led the Sioux and Cheyenne to victory

over the US 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn



Friedrich von Bodelschwingh (1831-1910) under his leadership Bethel became 

the most importatnt facility of the inner mission, an instituiton founded by Johann 

Hinrich Wichern to cope with the social misery in Germany in the 19th century


Mary Harris Jones (1830-1930)



William Booth (1829-1912) founder of the Salvation Army



Henri Dunant (1828-1910) founded the Red Cross



Ferdinand Lasalle (1825-1864) was the first president of the ADAV, which was the first German labour

party. This party later became the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) which was formed in

1875, when the ADAV merged with the SDAP (Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany)



Ulysses S.Grant (1822-1885) won the American Civil War for the Union forces



Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was the pioneer of modern nursing



Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)



Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)



Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)



Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) the first statesman to devise a comprehensive scheme of social security



Adolf Kolping (1813-1865) established Cologne’s association of journeymen, and

then united the so far existing journeymen-associations as the “Rheinischer Gesellenbund“

in 1850, this fusion was the origin of today’s international “Kolpingwerk“



Johann Hinrich Wichern (1808-1881) founded the inner mission



Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) led many of the military campaigns

that brought about the formation of a modern unified Italy



Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881) set up the Comité Révolutionnaire Central, which

was powerful in the February Revolution of 1848, and organized the extremist opposition

against Napoleon III, in whose deposition (Sept. 4, 1870) he was instrumental



Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) Giovine Italia



Nat Turner (1800-1831) led a slave rebellion in Virginia which

has become a reference of justification for the American Civil War



Alex Ypsilanti (1792-1828) liberated Greece



Simon Bloivar (1783-1830) liberated Venezuela



Robert Owen (1771-1858) is considered the father of the cooperative movement



Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) Empereur des Français, acquired

control of most or all of western and central mainland Europe



Tecumseh (1768-1813) was a famous leader of the Shawnee people, who spent

much of his life attempting to rally disparate Native American tribes in a mutual

defense of their lands, which culminated in his death in the War of 1812



Artigas (1764-1850) liberated Uruguay



Francois Noel Babeuf (1760-1797) was a French political

agitator and journalist of the revolutionary period



William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was an English parliamentarian

and leader of the campaign against the slave trade



Georges Danton (1759-1794) was a leading figure in the early stages

of the French Revolution as president of the popular club les Cordeliers



Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) was the leader of the

Committee of Public Safety during the French Revolution



Paul Francois Vicomte de Barras (1755-1829) French revolutionary

and the main executive leader of the Directory regime of 1795-1799



James Madison (1751-1836) is regarded as the father of the United States constitution



Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) primary author of the declaration of independence



Jean Paul Marat (1743-1793) edited the revolutionary paper "L'ami du peuple"



Thomas Paine (1737-1809) Paine impacted the American Revolution

with his powerful writings, most famously 'Common Sense'



Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793) one of the leaders of the early part of the French Revolution



George Washington (1732-1799) Commander-in-Chief of the Continental 

Army in the American Revolutionary War and later the first President of

the United States of America under the U.S. Constitution



Friedrich Wilhelm August Steuben (1730-1794) reformed George Washington's army


George Mason (1725-1792) the United States Bill of Rights



Samuel Adams (1722-1803) organizer of the Boston Tea Party



Friedrich der Große (1712-1786) led the Prussian forces successfully through three wars



Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, 

public servant, scientist, librarian, diplomat, and inventor, founded an American Philosophical Society



Peter the Great (1672-1725)



Robert Roy MacGregor (1671-1734)



William of Orange (1650-1702) leader of the Glorious Revolution,

the popular overthrow of James II of England in 1688



Louis XIV (1638-1715) le Roi Soleil



Stenka Rasin (1630-1671) Cossack leader who led a major uprising against the Russian government



Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) as commander of the New Model Army he defeated 

King Charles I's forces, thus bringing to an end the absolute power of the English monarchy



Ghiyasuddin Shah Jahan (1592-1666)



Henri IV (1553-1610)



Akbar (1542-1605)



Suleiman the Magnificent (1494-1566)



Georg von Frundsberg (1473-1528) Landsknechtführer



Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431) defeated the English at the siege of Orléans



Skanderbeg (1403-1468) Albanian leader who resisted the expanding Ottoman Empire for 25 years



Cola di Rienzo (1313-1354) proclaimed himself tribune of Italy



William Wallace (1270-1305)



Simon de Montfort (1208-1265)



Robin Hood (1160-1247) redistributionist philosopher in action



El Cid (1043-1099) Castilian military and political leader in medieval Spain



William the Conqueror (1028-1087)



Robert Guiscard (1016-1085) Norman adventurer who conquered southern Italy and Sicily



Lady Godiva (980-1067)



Charlemagne (742-814) founder of the Frankish Empire



Karl Martell (689-741) stopped the invading Arabs in Poitiers, 732



Constantine the Great (272-337) by convoking the Council of Nicaea in 325

Constantine began the Roman Empire's unofficial sponsoring of Christianity



Simon Bar Kochba (100-135) Jewish military leader who led a revolt against

the Romans and subsequently established an independent state of Israel



Jesus Christ (6bc-32ad)



Spartacus (fl. 70 bc) Roman slave who led a large slave uprising in what is now Italy



Julius Caesar (100-44 bc) conquered what today is France and England for the Roman Empire



Judas Maccabaeus (fl.160 bc) led the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire (167-160bc)



Hannibal (247-182 bc) marched with an army from Spain over the

Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy and defeated the Romans



Ashoka the Great (fl. 270 bc)



Alexander the Great (356-323 bc) Conqueror of the Ancient World



Shang Yang (d. 338 bc)



Philip II of Macedonia (382-336 bc)


Cyrus the Younger (4??-401 bc)



Pericles (495-429 bc) fostered the power of democracy in ancient Greece



Cleisthenes (570-507 bc) is credited with reforming the constitution of ancient Athens



Cyrus the Great (590-530 bc)



Solon (638-558 bc) was appointed archon of Attica in the world's first democratic system of government 



Lycurgus (700-630 bc)



Akhenaten (1379-1345 bc) Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, principally famous for his religious reforms,

where the polytheism of Egypt was to be supplanted by monotheism centered around Aten, the god of the solar disc



Moses (1526-1406 bc)



Hammurabi (fl. 1790 bc)



Abraham (1991-1816 bc)



Sargon of Akkad (2350-2295 bc)



Gilgamesh (26th century bc)



Noah (2944-1994 bc)



Narmer (fl. 3100 bc) unified the upper and the lower kingdom, founded the first dynasty of Egypt