Peter Alexeevich Kropotkin
(December 9, 1842 - February 8, 1921) was one of Russia
's foremost anarchists
and one of the first advocates of what he called "anarchist communism
": the model of society he advocated for most of his life was that of a communist society free from central government
. Because of his title and his prominence as an anarchist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he was known by some as "the Anarchist Prince". He left behind many books, pamphlets and articles, the most prominent being his visionary works, The Conquest of Bread and Fields, Factories and Workshops, and his principal scientific offering, Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution
. He was also a contributor to 1911 Encyclopędia Britannica.