Mahatma Gandhi - the preeminent leader and freedom fighter of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world
Martin Luther King, Jr 15 January 1929 - 4 April 1968 American clergyman, activist and lead of the civil rights movement. King was a strong proponent of nonviolent resistance/protest. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.