Historical Vegans & Vegetarians

Although veganism has only recently been popularised, there have been many famous vegans and vegetarians throughout history.

Discover which historic world leaders, heroes and public figures have sported a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

 

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Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Vegetarian

Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world. 

Jeremy Bentham

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Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. He was also vegetarian.

Albert Einstein

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Nobel Prize winner regarded as the father of modern physics & the most influential physicist of the 20th century. He was also a firm believer in animal rights.

St Francis of Assisi

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St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity. He is thought to have been vegetarian and believed in treating animals with compassion.

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