is a person who speaks or uses Esperanto
. Etymologically, an Esperantist is someone who hopes. Although definitions of "Esperantist" vary, according to the Declaration of Boulogne
, a document agreed at the first World Congress of Esperanto
, an Esperantist is someone who speaks Esperanto and uses it for any purpose. An Esperantist is also a person who participates in Esperanto culture
Lists of famous Esperantists
- Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, inventor of Esperanto.
- William Auld, eminent Scottish Esperanto poet and nominee for the Nobel Prize for Literature
- Kazimierz Bein, "Kabe", prominent Esperanto activist and writer who suddenly and infamously left the Esperanto movement
- Georges Lagrange, French Esperantist writer
- Frederic Pujulà i Vallés, pioneer of Esperanto in Catalonia
- Julio Baghy, poet, member of the Academy of Esperanto and "Dad" of the Esperanto movement.
- Émile Boirac, French writer and first president of the Esperanto language committee (later the Academy of Esperanto)
- Antoni Grabowski, the father of Esperanto poetry
- Sándor Szathmári, leading figure of Esperanto literature
- Boris Kolker, Esperantist scholar and key member of the Academy of Esperanto
- He proposed to the International Socialist Congress at Stuttgart in 1907 the use of Esperanto for the information diffused by the Brussels Office of the organization.
- Was secretary of the Austrian Laborist Esperantist League and founder of Internacio de Socialistaj Esperantistoj (Internation of socialist esperantists).
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Marjorie Boulton, British writer and poet in English and Esperanto
- Ba Jin, prolific Chinese novelist and chairman of Chinese Writer Association
- Georges Lagrange, French Esperantist writer
- Jules Verne, French author, incorporated Esperanto into his last unfinished work
- Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer and philosopher, who claimed he learned how to write Esperanto after two hours of study.
- Henri Barbusse, French writer, and honorary president of the first congress of the Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda
- Petr Ginz, native Esperanto speaking boy who wrote an Esperanto-Czech dictionary but later died in a concentration camp at age 16. His drawing of the Moon was carried aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. His diary appears in Czech, Spanish, Catalan and Esperanto, and was recently published in English.
- Edmond Privat, Swiss author, journalist, university professor, and movement activist
- René de Saussure, Swiss writer and activist
- Nikolai Nekrasov, Russian Esperantist writer, translator and critic
- Vladimir Varankin, Russian writer
- Gerrit Berveling, Dutch Esperantist poet, translator and editor of the Esperanto literary review, Fonto
- Jorge Camacho, Spanish Esperantist writer
- Cezaro Rossetti, Scottish Esperantist writer
- Hector Hodler, Swiss journalist, translator, organizer, and philanthropist
- Kálmán Kalocsay, Hungarian surgeon, poet, translator, and editor
- Marjorie Boulton, British author and poet; researcher and writer
- Georges Lagrange, French Esperanto writer, member of Academy of Esperanto
- Nadija Hordijenko Andrianova, Ukrainian writer and translator
- Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic Writer and esperantist.
- Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian cosmonaut
- Daniel Bovet, Italian pharmacologist and winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, learned Esperanto as a first language
- Reinhard Selten, German economist and winner of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics because of his work on game theory. He has authored two books in Esperanto on that subject.
- Yrjö Väisälä, Finnish astronomer, discovered asteroids 1421 Esperanto and 1462 Zamenhof.
- Louis Lumière, French inventor of cinema
- The use of Esperanto could have one of the happiest consequences in its effects on international relations and the establishment of peace.
- Pope John Paul II, gave several speeches using Esperanto during his career
- Onisaburo Deguchi, one of the chief figures of the Oomoto religious movement in Japan and president of the Universala Homama Asocio ("Universal Human-love Association")
- George Soros, Hungarian-American billionaire and son of Esperantist parents. ("Soros", a name selected by his father to avoid persecution, in Esperanto means "will soar".)
- Alfred Fried, recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize and author of a textbook on Esperanto
- László Polgár, Hungarian chess teacher
- Susan Polgar, Hungarian-American chess grandmaster, taught Esperanto by her father László
- Jan Fethke, Polish film director and author
- Persone, Swedish Esperantist rock-trio
- Muztar Abbasi, Pakistani Muslim scholar; he translated the Quran into Esperanto
- Alexander Nedoshivin, tax specialist; one of the founders of the Esperanto Society at Kaunas, Lithuania
- William Main Page, Secretary of Edinburgh Esperanto Society; editor and author
- John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, English classical scholar: gave a historic speech against Esperanto reformists at the World Congress of Esperanto held at Cambridge
- Franko Luin, Swedish type designer of Slovene nationality
- Many Baha'is have been involved with Esperanto - see Bahá'í Faith and auxiliary language. Lidia Zamenhof was a Bahá'í, and several leading Baha'is have spoken Esperanto. Most notably the Son of Bahá'u'lláh, `Abdu'l-Bahá, learned Esperanto (see John Esslemont).
This page has been translated from the article Espérantiste
on the Accueil
, accessed on June 13 2006