Who are the Famous Atheists in the World?

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Who are the Famous Atheists in the World?

God's existence has been one of the biggest and historic topics of debate which has already divided the people into two major groups- the theist and the atheist. The only difference between the beliefs of the two is the difference in their thoughts- one who believes in the existence of God while the other who doesn't. A pure case of difference in opinion and beliefs dividing the two groups for the biggest debate in mankind.

The question on the existence of a deity was not raised just by one person; there is a list of eminent personalities from the past and present from different spheres who raised these similar doubts, time and again, through their work. 

Famous Atheist Celebrities 

Below is a list of famous Atheist from different spheres of the society who had a common belief that God doesn’t exist and questioned their faith and religious beliefs in their own way.

Famous Atheist Poets

#1. Simone De Beauvoir 

Simone is a noted atheist who was commonly known for his prolific literary works and her inclination towards the idea of feminism. Despite being educated in a convent school, by the age of 14, she started questioning her faith and beliefs. The conclusion of her questioning led her to defy the existence of God.

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#2. Christopher Marlowe

Christopher existed during the rule of Queen Elizabeth in England, where homosexuality was punishable by death. Christopher, because of his controversial poem "Hero and Leander," got a reason to question the religious norms in his time, indirectly questioning the existence of God.

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10 Famous Atheists In History

#1. Confucius, a renowned Chinese philosopher of the glorious period of Chinese history.

#2. Democritus, an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher, known for his advanced formulation of an atomic theory of the universe.

#3. Benjamin Franklin, the founding father of US, known for drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

#4. Thomas Paine, an English-American political activist, philosopher, and also known as the founding father of United states along with Franklin.

#5. Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military leader and later an emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th.

#6. Charles Robert Darwin, a renowned biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

#7. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of USA. I'm sure everyone knows about him, except the fact that he was an atheist.

#8. Karl Marx, Prussian-born philosopher, economist. Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anti-capitalist works that form the basis of Marxism.

#9. Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain," American author and humorist better known by his pen name "Mark Twain" for his famous American novels 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'.

#10. Thomas Hardy, English author, and poet who set much of his work in Wessex.

The names are from the past, of people who believed in atheist beliefs. Some of them are quite famous atheist scientists and other prominent personalities.

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