1-20 of 38 results  for:

Clear all

Article

Ashton, Mark Christian (1960–1987), communist and gay activist, was born at Woodfield Maternity Home, Oldham, Lancashire, on 19 May 1960, the first of two children and eldest son of Robert Ashton, cotton carder, and his wife, Joan, née Simpson. He grew up and was educated in ...

Article

Aveling, Edward Bibbens (1849–1898), Marxist campaigner, was born on 29 November 1849 at 6 Nelson Terrace, Stoke Newington, the fifth of eight children of Thomas William Baxter Aveling (1815–1884), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Mary Ann (d. 1877), daughter of Thomas Goodall...

Article

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 ...

Article

Bax, Ernest Belfort (1854–1926), Marxist theoretician and activist, was born at his parents' home, 27 Clarendon Square, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on 23 July 1854, the last of four children of Daniel Bax (d. 1882), a manufacturer, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of ...

Article

Bell, Thomas Hargrave [Tom] (1882–1944), political organizer, was born at 779 Great Eastern Road, Parkhead, Glasgow, on 20 September 1882, one of six children of William Bell (b. 1849/50), who had been apprenticed as a stonemason in ...

Article

Chattopadhyaya, Virendranath [Chatto] (1880–1937), Indian nationalist and communist, was born in Hyderabad in 1880, the eldest son and second child of Aghornath Chattopadhyaya (1851–1915), an educator and scholar, and his wife, Baradasundari, otherwise Varada Devi, a musician and dancer, who raised their extraordinary family in ...

Article

Cliff, Tony [formerly Ygael Amnon Gluckstein] (1917–2000), Trotskyist leader, was born on 20 May 1917 at Zikhron Yaakov in Turkish Palestine, the youngest of four children of Akiva Gluckstein, a prosperous building contractor, and his wife, Esther, who had emigrated from Russian ...

Article

Duranty, Walter (1884–1957), journalist, was born at 10 Falkner Square, Liverpool, on 25 May 1884, the son of William Steel Duranty (1847–1933), a merchant involved in trade with the West Indies, and his wife, Emmeline, née Hutchins (1848–1916). His paternal grandfather, ...

Image

(Rajani) Palme Dutt (1896–1974) by Howard Coster, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Dutt, (Rajani) Palme (1896–1974), political leader, was born at Cambridge on 19 June 1896, the younger son (there was also a daughter) of Upendra Krishna Dutt, a Bengali, who had studied medicine in England and established a practice in Cambridge. Dutt's Swedish mother, ...

Image

Alan Ecclestone (1904–1992) by unknown photographer, c. 1960 private collection

Article

Ecclestone, Alan (1904–1992), Church of England clergyman and communist activist, was born on 3 June 1904 at 233 Princes Road, Stoke-on-Trent, the second of the two children of George Henry Ecclestone (1867–1942), a pottery designer, and his wife, Emily Florence, née Heath (1872–1945)...

Image

Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Engels, Friedrich [Frederick] (1820–1895), businessman and revolutionary leader, was born on 28 November 1820 in Barmen, Westphalia, the son of Friedrich Engels (1796–1860), a textile manufacturer, and Elizabeth, née van Haar (1797–1873), the daughter of a schoolmaster of Dutch origin. Frederick (as he came to be known in ...

Article

Fischer, Abram [Bram] (1908–1975), communist revolutionary and barrister in South Africa, was born at Bloemfontein on 23 April 1908, the oldest of four sons and one daughter of Percy Ulrich Fischer (1878–1957), a Cambridge-educated barrister who was from 1939 to 1948 judge president of the ...

Article

Fox, Ralph Winston (1900–1936), author and communist, was born at 20 First Avenue, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 30 March 1900, the second of six children of Samuel Fox (b. 1870), a commercial traveller and later director of the boilermakers Hartley & Sugden...

Article

See Gaster, Moses

Article

Gill, Kenneth [Ken] (1927–2009), trade unionist and communist, was born on 30 August 1927 at 19 Leaze Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, the youngest of four children of Ernest Frank Gill (1892–1979), an ironmonger's shop assistant, and his wife, Mary Ethel, née Trueman (1891–1950). He grew up in some poverty in a council house, a home with no books, and with his mother taking in washing to supplement the family's income. He left ...

Image

John Gollan (1911–1977) by unknown photographer by permission of the People's History Museum

Article

Gollan, John (1911–1977), communist leader and author, was born at Stephenlaws Close, 132 High Street, Edinburgh, on 2 April 1911, the third of eight children of Duncan Gollan (1879/80–1958), a painter and decorator, and his wife, Mary, née Dunn (1884/5–1951). His parents were both Scottish working-class socialists. He attended ...