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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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Newbold [née Neilson], Marjory (1883–1926), socialist and communist  

Robert Duncan

Newbold [née Neilson], Marjory (1883–1926), socialist and communist, was born on 29 May 1883 at Winton Terrace, Beith, Ayrshire, the second of four children of Alexander Neilson, cabinet-maker, and his wife, Mary Steven Fettes. Marjory Neilson was brought up in a comfortable upper working-class household. Her father had sufficient income to support her into higher education after an excellent career at ...

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Roy, Manabendra Nath (1887–1954), international communist leader and ideologist  

David Taylor

Roy, Manabendra Nath (1887–1954), international communist leader and ideologist, was born Narendra Nath Bhattacharya on 21 March 1887, according to family tradition, in Arbalia village, near Calcutta, the fourth child of Dinabandhu Bhattacharya, a village teacher. He was educated locally but, like many Bengali young men of the period, he held as his major concern the anti-colonial struggle, and from 1905 he became deeply involved with the revolutionary groups that had sprung up at that time. In 1915 he left ...