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Allen, Ethan (1738–1789), revolutionary army officer and politician in America  

Michael A. Bellesîles

Allen, Ethan (1738–1789), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 10 January 1738 in Litchfield, Connecticut, the eldest of the seven children of Joseph Allen (1708–1755) and Mary Baker (1708–1774), farmers. The Allen family lived in what was then a frontier region of ...

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Aveling, Edward Bibbins (Bibbens) (1849–1898), Marxist campaigner  

C. A. Creffield

Aveling, Edward Bibbins (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 ...

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Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal  

P. S. Thompson

Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal, was born in 1865 or 1866 in the Umvoti division of the British colony of Natal. He was the son of the chief Mancinza (also called Sobhuza) ka Jangeni (d. 1883) and a daughter of the Chunu chief ...

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Bax, Ernest Belfort (1854–1926), Marxist theoretician and activist  

Stanley Pierson

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 ...

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Bevington [married name Guggenberger], Louisa Sarah (1845–1895), poet and anarchist  

Katharine McGowran

Bevington [married name Guggenberger], Louisa Sarah (1845–1895), poet and anarchist, was born on 14 May 1845 in St John's Hill, Battersea, Surrey, and was baptized at St Mary, Battersea, on 25 June 1845, the daughter of Louisa Bevington, née de Horne (...

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Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter  

Graham R. Smith

Brooksbank [née Soutar], Mary Watson (1897–1978), revolutionary and songwriter, was born on 15 December 1897 at 29 Shiprow, Aberdeen, the only daughter of five children born to Alexander Soutar (1867–1953), dock labourer and founding member of Aberdeen Dockers' Union, and his wife, ...

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Chattopadhyaya, Virendranath [Chatto] (1880–1937), Indian nationalist and communist  

Leonard A. Gordon

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 ...

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Chilembwe, John (c. 1870–1915), Baptist minister and anti-colonial rebel  

Michael Twaddle

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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Cliff, Tony [formerly Ygael Amnon Gluckstein] (1917–2000), Trotskyist leader  

John McIlroy

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 ...

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Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803)  

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Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803), army officer and revolutionary  

Malcolm Chase

Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803), army officer and revolutionary, was born into a military family in Queen's county, Ireland, on 6 March 1751; the youngest of six sons of William Despard and his wife, Jane. John Despard (1743/4–1829) was his brother. He joined the army as an ensign in 1766 and was promoted lieutenant in 1772, while stationed in ...

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Engels, Friedrich [Frederick] (1820–1895), businessman and revolutionary leader  

Gareth Stedman Jones

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 ...

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Fraser [née Jupp], Rhoda Mary Napier [pseud. Crae Ritchie] (1918–1970), communist and peace campaigner  

Audrey Canning

Fraser [née Jupp], Rhoda Mary Napier [pseud. Crae Ritchie] (1918–1970), communist and peace campaigner, was born on 23 February 1918 in Edinburgh, the second of three children of George Jupp, clerk to the board of works, and his wife, Ethel Ritchie...

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Grant, Ted [real name Isaac Blank] (1913–2006), political activist  

John Callaghan

Grant, Ted [real name Isaac Blank] (1913–2006), political activist, was born on 9 July 1913 in Germiston, South Africa, the son of Max Blank, a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his French wife. His parents divorced while he was still young, and his mother took in lodgers, including ...

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Harnett, Cornelius (1723–1781), merchant and revolutionary politician in America  

Alan D. Watson

Harnett, Cornelius (1723–1781), merchant and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 20 April 1723 in Chowan county, North Carolina, the son of Cornelius (d. 1742), colonial official, planter, and tavern-keeper, and Elizabeth Harnett. With his family Harnett moved in 1726 to ...

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Hunter [née Anderson], Margaret Annie (1922–1986), communist activist and politician  

Neil Rafeek

Hunter [née Anderson], Margaret Annie (1922–1986), communist activist and politician, was born on 11 November 1922 in Reid Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, one of six children and the only surviving daughter (another died in infancy) of James Anderson, a theatrical performer from Montrose...

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Jackson, Thomas Alfred (1879–1955), author and communist  

Kevin Morgan

Jackson, Thomas Alfred (1879–1955), author and communist, was born at 3 Tysoe Street, Clerkenwell, London, on 21 August 1879, the only son among the four children of Thomas Blackwell Jackson, a compositor, and his wife, Alice Nina Baddeley, formerly a domestic servant. His father, a long-standing member of the ...