Robin Hood is a legendary hero that has lived all over the world in different places.
His basic philosophy is direct action to redistribute unequally shared resources by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Most people know him as the legend Robin Hood of the Sherwood forest, but in fact a lot more people in different parts around the world at different places making the same practice.
Legendary pirates in the 15th Century and further were also known to be active in this front, some groups using the money they robbed from the rich to use that money for building up new societies.(references missing)
Different Robin Hoods around the world
- Robin Hood and the Merry Men
- Robin Bank - Enric Duran, the Catalan Robin Hood who in 2007 fooled 39 banks into giving loans and passed on the cash to social activists. See for more info his blog and wikipedia.