Author of Common Sense, advocate of American independence and of the American commoner, reviled after the Revolution for his continuing advocacy of the rights of all.
Lead the English Peasant's Revolt of 1381, advocating egalitarian principles.
Lead the English tribes in an uprising against occupying Roman forces in AD 60 or 61.
Lead the slave uprising against Roman rule in 73 BC.
Lead the slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831.
Abolitionist who attempted in 1859 to inspire a liberation movement among slaves in Harpers Ferry, VA
Born to Russian nobility, became increasingly disillusioned with royalty and embraced anarchism.
Moved by the poverty of people in western Massachusetts, lead farmers in a revolt against the government of Massachusetts in 1786
According to legend, enraged by the loss of employment with the introduction of machinery, namely the stocking frame for knitting, he smashed two frames in 1779 and became a hero to workers.
Sought to end Protestant oppression of Catholics in Britain in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament.
Joined Fidel Castro in the 1956 revolutionary invasion of Cuba to overthrow US-sponsored dictator Batista.
Advocated a unified African effort to the removal of European powers from Africa
Ho Chi Minh
Citing the US Declaration of Independence, petitioned Woodrow Wilson to aid in the nationalist aspirations of the Vietnamese people. Wilson ignored him.