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1 Joseph Stalin: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953.. 23600
2 Karl Marx (1818–83): a 19th-century philosopher, political economist, sociologist, political theorist, often called the father of communism. 20366
3 Kim Jong-il (1941–): Korean politician, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and officially referred to as the "Dear Leader". 15476
4 Mao Zedong (1893–1976): was a Chinese military and political leader, who led the Communist Party of China to victory in the Chinese Civil War, and was the leader of the People’s Republic of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Under his leadership, China officially became an atheist state. 14576
5 Benito Mussolini (1883–1945): Fascist dictator of Italy. 12591
6 Leon Trotsky (1879–1940): Marxist theorist. 8800
7 Mikhail Gorbachev (1931–): Former Soviet president and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. 7583
8 Jawaharlal Nehru (1889–1964): First prime minister of India (1947–1964). 5862
9 David Miliband (1965–): British Labour politician, Foreign Secretary since 2007. 5743
10 Nikita Khrushchev (1894–1971): Soviet General Secretary, 1953-1964. 5317
11 Pol Pot, birthname Saloth Sar (1925?–1998): genocidal dictator of Cambodia. 4936
12 Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980)President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1953-1980) 4632
13 Julia Gillard (1961-): Current Prime Minister of Australia. 3999
14 Bhagat Singh (1907–1931): Indian freedom fighter. Wrote a pamphlet entitled Why I am an atheist. 3064
15 Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882): Leader of the Italian Risorgimento, unifier of Italy, "Hero of the Two Worlds". 2945
16 Nick Clegg (1967–): Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Liberal Democrats since 2007 2752
17 Enver Hoxha (1908–1985): Communist ruler who declared Albania the first atheist state, and who has been identified as an "arch-atheist." 2512
18 Barack Obama, Sr. (1936–1982): A senior economist for the Kenyan government, ex-Muslim, and father of United States President Barack Obama. 2193
19 Clement Attlee 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC (1883–1967): Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, under whose government the National Health Service and Welfare State were established. 2072
20 M. Karunanidhi (1924–): Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. 1786
21 Jiang Zemin (1926–): Chinese communist politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 1989–2002 and President of China 1993–2003. 1720
22 Clarence Darrow (1857–1938): American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending John T. Scopes in the so-called Monkey Trial (1925). 1493
23 Theodor Herzl (1860–1904): Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist and founder of modern political Zionism. 1389
24 Charles Clarke (1950–): British Labour Party politician, a Member of Parliament since 1997 and former Home Secretary. 1385
25 James Callaghan KG, PC (1912–2005): British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and the only person to have served in all four of the Great Offices of State. 1243
26 Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929): French statesman, physician and journalist, prime minister of France 1906-1909 and 1917-1920. Led France during World War I and was one of the major voices behind the Treaty of Versailles. 1028
27 Alastair Campbell (1957–): Director of Communications and Strategy for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2003. "Mr Campbell, who is an atheist, has been keen to stop Mr Blair discussing his faith since 1996, when the Labour leader gave an extensive interview on the subject in The Telegraph which proved highly controversial." 990
28 Alexander Lukashenko (1954–): President of Belarus, describes himself as "an Orthodox atheist." 899
29 Neil Kinnock PC (1942–): British Labour politician, Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party leader 1983–1992. 881
30 Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940–): Kazakh politician, President of Kazakhstan since 1991. 828
31 Michael Portillo former British Member of Parliament for the Conservative party, former Minister of Defence. Now a TV writer and presenter whose work includes UK Channel 4's documentary Christianity: A History - Rome 807
32 Ken Livingstone (1945–): Mayor of London 2000-08. 770
33 Michael Foot (1913-2010): British politician and writer, leader of the Labour Party 1980–1983. 764
34 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, known as Periyar (1879–1973): Indian social reformer and politician, the 'Socrates of South East Asia', who founded the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. 675
35 Robin Cook (1946–2005): Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs of the UK (1997–2001), whose funeral service was held in the High Kirk of Scotland, where he was described as a "Presbyterian atheist." 645
36 Dimitris Christofias (1946–): Greek Cypriot politician, President of Cyprus 2008-Present. 463
37 Pete Stark (1931–): U.S. Representative (D-CA), the first openly atheist member of Congress. 438
38 Mo Mowlam (1949–2005): Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. 396
39 Peter Tatchell, human rights activist 315
40 Oona King (1967–): Former Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow (1997-2005). 298
41 Roy Hattersley PC (1932–): British Labour Party politician, author and journalist, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1983–1992. 293
42 Joe Slovo (1926–1995): South African Communist politician, leader of the South African Communist Party and leading member of the African National Congress. 285
43 Donald Dewar (1937–2000): British Politician and Scottish first minister, from May 1999 until his sudden death in October 2000 269
44 Dennis Skinner (1932–): British politician, who has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Bolsover since 1970. 244
45 Clare Short (1946–): British politician, former Labour Secretary of State for International Development, now an Independent MP. 224
46 Charles Bradlaugh (1833–1891): Political activist and one of the most famous English atheists of the 19th century. 203
47 Bessie Braddock JP (1899–1970): British Labour politician, vice-chairman of the party in 1968. 190
48 Evan Harris (1965–): British Liberal Democrat politician and MP. 183
49 Frank Dobson (1940–): British Labour politician and member of Parliament for Holborn and St. Pancras. 165
50 Bob Avakian (19??–): Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, and author of Away With All Gods! (2008). 154
51 Sir Reginald Johnston (1874–1938): Scottish diplomat and tutor of Puyi, the last emperor of China, later appointed as commissioner of British-held Weihaiwei. 153
52 Palmiro Togliatti (1893–1964): Italian politician, the leader of Italian Communist Party from 1927 to his death in 1964. 153
53 Manabendra Nath Roy (1887–1954): born Narendra Nath Bhattacharya, popularly known as M. N. Roy, was a Bengali Indian revolutionary, internationally known political theorist and activist, founder of the Communist parties in Mexico and India. He later denounced communism, as exponent of the philosophy of radical humanism. 143
54 Bill Hayden (1933–): Governor-General of Australia (1989–1996).. 132
55 Janet Jagan (1920–2009): American-born socialist politician, Prime Minister and then President of Guyana. 128
56 Michael Cashman (1950–): British actor turned Labour politician, a Member of the European Parliament since 1999. 121
57 Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai (1940–): British economist, writer and Labour politician. 111
58 John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn OM, PC (1838–1923): British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. 108
59 Uri Avnery (1923–): German-born Israeli journalist, left-wing peace activist, and former Knesset member. 99
60 Herbert Fisher OM (1865–1940): English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. 92
61 Culbert Olson (1876–1962): American politician and Governor of California (1939–1943). 86
62 Donald Findlay QC (1951–): Senior Scottish advocate and Queen's Counsel. 85
63 Luisa Isabel Alvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia (1936–2008): Spanish duchess, holder of the ducal title Medina-Sidonia, known as the "Red Duchess". 79
64 Proinsias De Rossa (1940–): Irish politician, former President of the Workers' Party, leader of Democratic Left, and later a senior member of the Labour Party. 76
65 Heather Mac Donald (c.1956–): American writer and lawyer, member of the Manhattan Institute and author of The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society. 71
66 George Hawi (1938–2005): Lebanese politician and former secretary general of the Lebanese Communist Party. 68
67 William Thompson (1775–1833): Irish socialist and economist. 64
68 Subhashini Ali (19??–): Indian Marxist politician and President of the All India Democratic Women's Association. 63
69 Brian Sedgemore (1937–): former left-wing British Labour Party politician. 61
70 Alan Wolfe (circa 1945–,): American political scientist and sociologist, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. 59
71 Sir George Taubman Goldie (1846–1925): Manx administrator who, as founder of the Royal Niger Company, played a major role in the founding of Nigeria. 59
72 Veton Surroi (1961–): Kosovo Albanian publicist and politician. 53
73 Graham Allen (1953–): British Labour politician and Member Member of Parliament for Nottingham North, and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society. 53
74 Kanimozhi (1968–): Indian politician and poet, and daughter of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. 53
75 Jack Dormand (1919–2003): British educationist and Labour politician. 52
76 Leo Blair (1923–): Barrister and father of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 48
77 Gus Macdonald, Baron Macdonald of Tradeston CBE, PC (1940–56): distinguished British Labour politician. 47
78 Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe CBE (1932–): South Africa-born British Labour peer in the House of Lords. 44
79 Erkki Tuomioja (1946–): Finnish politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs 2000–2007. </ref> 43
80 Sir Dove-Myer Robinson (1901–1989): New Zealand politician, Mayor of Auckland from 1959–1965 and 1968–1980. 42
81 Santiago Casares Quiroga (1884–1950): Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain from May 13 to July 19, 1936. 42
82 Nick Palmer (1950–): British politician and Labour Member of Parliament, a Parliamentary Private Secretary and a member of the Justice Committee. 41
83 Harkishan Singh Surjeet (1916–2008): Indian politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 1992 to 2005 and a member of the party's Polit Bureau from 1964 to 2008. 39
84 Guy Aldred (1886–1963): English anarchist communist and a prominent member of the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation. 33
85 Lori Lipman Brown (19??3–): American politician, lobbyist, lawyer, educator, and social worker supporter, Nevada Senator 1992-1994. 32
86 Edward Aveling (1849–1898): English Marxist activist and partner of Karl Marx's daughter Eleanor. 31
87 Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington (1877–1946): Irish suffragist and nationalist. 30
88 Xuan Thuy (1912–1985): North Vietnamese political figure, foreign minister for North Vietnam 1963–65, official leader of the delegation to the secret talks with Henry Kissinger, and the main negotiator at the earliest meetings with Kissinger. 25
89 Carmen Argibay (1939–): Argentinian lawyer, a member of the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice, the first woman to be nominated for the Court by a democratic government in Argentina. Interviewer: "In interviews you have described yourself as "more left than right" and "a militant atheist" in a country that is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, and where the political left continues to be a minority. Don't you think that most of the public might take your statements as a sign that you might be biased on certain issues?" 25
90 Elaine Murphy, Baroness Murphy (1949–2005): British politician and a member of the House of Lords, and a doctor and academic, formerly Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age at Guy's Hospital. In a heated debate in the House of Lords in which the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, claimed "in my opinion, atheists are not renowned throughout the world for their commitment to the very poor, the starving and the needy", Baroness Murphy replied: "I speak as a rationalist, agnostic — I shall not say atheist in the light of the comments of the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Carey. It is not a particularly comfortable matter, but one reason to contribute to this debate is to stand up and be counted. I was going to remain rather calm throughout this, but I was rather offended by the comments of the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Carey, about the role that people without faith have played in doing good in the world. He is entirely and wholly wrong. We feel just as passionately as those who have faith about ensuring that society is just." 25
91 Owen Sheehy-Skeffington (1909–1970): Irish university lecturer and Senator. 25
92 John Maxton, Baron Maxton (1936–): Scottish politician, MP and now member of the House of Lords. 24
93 Edvard Brandes (18471931): Danish politician, critic and author, Minister of Finance 19091910 and 1913–1920. 24
94 Dick Gross (1954–): Australia politician, President of the Municipal Association of Victoria and former three-time Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Australia. 23
95 Robert Hughes, Baron Hughes of Woodside (1932–): British Labour politician. 23
96 Shreela Flather, Baroness Flather (1934–): British Conservative peer in the House of Lords, the first Asian woman to receive a peerage. 23
97 Jim Kemmy (1936–1997): Irish socialist politician. 23
98 Douglas Campbell (1959–): Atheist advocate and member of the Green Party of Michigan. Member, national advisory board, Godless Americans Political Action Committee. Co-founder, Michigan Godless Americans Political Action Committee. Green Party candidate for Governor of Michigan, 2002 & 2006. 23
99 Giuliano Ferrara (1952–): Italian politician, journalist, and occasional talk show host. 22
100 Violet Milner (1872–1958): English Edwardian society Lady and editor of the political monthly, National Review. 21
101 Zbigniew Religa (1938–2009): prominent Polish cardiac surgeon, pioneer in human heart transplantation and a Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland. 20
102 Julio Anguita (1941–): Spanish politician and a former teacher, Mayor of Córdoba 1979–1988, then General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain 1988–1998. 20
103 Vincent Hallinan (1896–1992): American lawyer who ran for President of the United States in 1952, the third highest polling candidate in the election. 20
104 Hedi Stadlen (1916–2004): Austrian Jewish political activist, philosopher and musicologist. 19
105 Nilde Iotti (1920–1999): Italian politician, the first woman to became president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies for three consecutive legislatures 1979–1992. 18
106 Gaudenz Canova (1887-1962), Swiss lawyer and Social Democratic member of the National Council of Switzerland from Graubünden (Grisons). 18
107 Phil Piratin (1907–1995): British member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) and one of their few Members of Parliament. 18
108 Colin Challen (1953–): British Labour politician. "Opposition Members said that many Labour Members hate religion. Perhaps they think that those who support the new clause are atheists. Will my hon. Friend accept my assurance that it is possible to be an atheist and to admire religion? It is even possible to be an atheist and to study it, as I chose to do when I went to university." Colin Challen, 17
109 Eddie Tabash is an American lawyer and atheist activist and debater. 16
110 Phillip Whitehead (1937–2005): British Labour politician, television producer and writer. 15
111 Bengt Westerberg (1943–): Swedish politician, leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1983 to 1995. Minister for Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994. Currently holds office as the Deputy President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland. Translation: 15
112 Gilbert Romme (1750–1795): French politician and mathematician who developed the French Republican Calendar. 15
113 Douglas Houghton PC CH (1898–1996): British Labour politician.. 14
114 Charles T. Beaird (1922—2006): Liberal Republican Party (United States) member and newspaper publisher. 14
115 Phil Sawford (1950–): British politician and former Member of Parliament for Kettering. 13
116 Marion Phillips (1881–1932): Australia-born Labour Party politician and British Member of Parliament. 13
117 Tommy Jackson (1879–1955): English founder of the Socialist Party of Great Britain and later the Communist Party of Great Britain. 10
118 Montague Miller (1839–1920): Australian unionist, secularist and revolutionary socialist. 8
119 Frederick Vosper (1869–1901): Australian newspaper journalist and proprietor, and politician, known for his ardent views and support of Australian republicanism, federalism and trade unionism. 8
120 Norman Douglas (1910–1985): New Zealand Labour Party politician. 7
121 William Trenwith (1846–1925): Australian trade union official and labour movement politician. 5
122 William Crawford Anderson (1877–1919): British socialist politician, a founder member of the Union of Democratic Control. 5
123 Dale Jackaman (1956–): Canadian politician. < 5
124 Zoran Janković (1953–): Slovenian businessman and current mayor of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. < 5


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