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Aldred, Guy Alfred (1886–1963), anarchist and political propagandist, was born on 5 November 1886 at 24 Corporation Buildings, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Arthur Alfred Aldred (b. 1864/5), a dramatist, and his wife, Ada Caroline Holdsworth (b. 1866/7). His father had deserted his family by 1892, and he was brought up by his mother, a parasol maker; his maternal grandfather, ...

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Barlas, John Evelyn [pseud. Evelyn Douglas] (1860–1914), poet and anarchist–communist, was born in Rangoon, Burma, on 13 July 1860, the third and only surviving son of John Barlas (1826–1861), a merchant in the East Indies, and his wife, Elizabeth Anne (1835–1878), the daughter of ...

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Bevington [married name Guggenberger], Louisa Sarah (1845–1895), poet and anarchist, was born on 14 May 1845 in St John's Hill, Battersea, Surrey, to Louisa and Alexander Bevington. The eldest of eight children (seven of whom were girls), she was brought up a Quaker. An early enthusiasm for science was fostered by her father. Later, interested by evolutionism, she became a friend of ...

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Bourdin, Martial (1867/8–1894), anarchist, was born in Tours, France, of working-class parents, and was one of eight siblings. He developed radical sympathies at an early age and when barely in his teens devoted himself to the anarchist cause. During his early years he also learned the trade of tailoring, and by 1884 was probably working as a ladies' tailor in ...

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Chilembwe, John (c. 1870–1915), Baptist minister and anti-colonial rebel, was probably born at Sangano, Chiradzulu, in modern Malawi, of a Yao father (reportedly called Kaundama), and a Mang'anja or Cewa slave mother (reportedly called Nyangu). Very little is known of his early life. He acquired a basic knowledge of English from one of the earliest outposts of Scottish Presbyterian missionaries. In 1892 he became ‘cook boy’ to the recently arrived independent English missionary ...

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John Chilembwe (c. 1870–1915) by unknown photographer [with members of his family] © reserved / London Library

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Kropotkin, Peter [Pyotr Alekseievich] (1842–1921), anarchist and scientist, was born on 27 November 1842 os at 26 Shtatny pereulok in Moscow, the son of Prince Aleksey Petrovich Kropotkin (1805–1871), an army officer who came from an old aristocratic family, and Yekaterina Nikolayevna Sulima...

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Malatesta, Errico (1853–1932), anarchist, was born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta province, Italy, on 14 December 1853, the son of Federico Malatesta, a landowner, and his wife, Lazzarina, née Rostoia. He attended school in Santa Maria and then at the Scolopian college in ...

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Patrick, Jane Hamilton [known as Jenny] (1884–1971), anarchist, was born on 11 February 1884 at 43 Dalhousie Street, Glasgow, the daughter of John Crawford Patrick, a ‘ladies' costumier’, and his wife, Elizabeth née Hamilton. Her father had a shop in Sauchiehall Street...

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Wilson [née Martin], Charlotte Mary (1854–1944), anarchist and feminist, was born on 6 May 1854 in the village of Kemerton, on Bredon Hill, Worcestershire, the only child of Robert Spencer Martin (d. 1896), physician, and his wife, Clementina Susannah, née Davies (...