The term revolutionary martyr usually relates to those dying in revolutionary struggle. This theme is as old as revolution itself  but during the 20th Century was particularly developed in the culture and propaganda of communist or socialist revolutions, though it was and is also used in relation to nationalist revolutions and Islamic revolutions.
- Martyrdom in Chinese culture, Category:Maoist China martyrs
- In the Culture of North Korea a consistent theme is martyrdom during the revolutionary struggle, as depicted in literature such as Sea of Blood
- In Vietnam those who died in the independence struggle, such as Nguyễn Thái Học and schoolgirl Võ Thị Sáu, then in the war are honoured as martyrs, liệt sĩ.
- In India, such as motivated Guru Radha Kishan
- Martyrdom in Iran
- The French Revolution Page 95 Linda Frey, Marsha Frey - 2004 "He was immortalized by the painter David in the famous painting of the death scene that became the icon of the Revolution and an emblem of revolutionary propaganda. The revolutionary martyr was commemorated not only in painting and in ..."
- Revolutionary Mexico: The Coming and Process of the Mexican ... - Page 250 John Mason Hart - 1987 "They popularized Ricardo Flores Magon as a revolutionary martyr who was harassed by the American and Mexican ..."
- Vietnam At War Mark Philip Bradley - 2009 "As the concept of 'sacrifice' (hi sinh) came to embody the state's narrative of sacred war (chien tranh than thanh), the ultimate sacrifice was considered to be death in battle as a 'revolutionary martyr' (liet si)."