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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Abagnale
Criminal
27-Apr-1948   Catch Me If You Can
Mehmet Ali Agca
Assassin
9-Jan-1958   In 1981, shot Pope John Paul II
Cornelius Agrippa
Magician
14-Sep-1486 18-Feb-1535 Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Reinaldo Arenas
Novelist
16-Jul-1943 7-Dec-1990 El Mundo Alucinante
Mikhail Bakunin
Anarchist
30-May-1814 1-Jul-1876 Pioneer of the Anarchist movement
Doc Barker
Criminal
1899 13-Jan-1939 Son of Ma Barker
Robert Barnes
Religion
1495 30-Jul-1540 English reformer and martyr
Clyde Barrow
Criminal
24-Mar-1909 23-May-1934 Bonnie and Clyde
Mary Flora Bell
Criminal
1957   Killed two boys as a 10-year-old
Ahmed Ben Bella
Head of State
25-Dec-1918 11-Apr-2012 President of Algeria, 1963-65
Ronnie Biggs
Criminal
8-Aug-1929   UK Great Train Robber
Billy the Kid
Criminal
23-Nov-1859 14-Jul-1881 Frontier outlaw
Cesare Borgia
Religion
Sep-1476 12-Mar-1507 Cardinal of Valencia
Willie Bosket
Criminal
9-Dec-1962   Inspired the Juvenile Offender Act of 1978
Christopher Boyce
Spy
16-Feb-1953   The Falcon
Edwin Alonzo Boyd
Criminal
2-Apr-1914 17-May-2002 Notorious Canadian bank robber
Ted Bundy
Criminal
24-Nov-1946 24-Jan-1989 Serial killer, blamed pornography
Luis Posada Carriles
Terrorist
c. 1928   Cuban terrorist in US custody
Hurricane Carter
Boxing
6-May-1937   Boxer twice convicted of triple-murder
Giacomo Casanova
Author
2-Apr-1725 4-Jun-1798 World-renowned paramour
King Charles I
Royalty
19-Nov-1600 30-Jan-1649 King of England, Scotland, Ireland 1625-49
Kevin Cooper
Criminal
c. 1958   Hatcheted four people, awaiting execution
Thomas Dangerfield
Criminal
1650 1685 English conspirator
Sir William Davenant
Poet
1606 7-Apr-1668 Gondibert
Richard Allen Davis
Criminal
2-Jun-1954   Murderer of Polly Klaas
Bud Day
Activist
24-Feb-1925   Former POW
Donald DeFreeze
Criminal
16-Nov-1943 17-May-1974 Symbionese Liberation Army
John Dillinger
Criminal
22-Jun-1903 22-Jul-1934 Public Enemy Number One
King Edward I
Royalty
17-Jun-1239 7-Jul-1307 Conquered Wales, persecuted Jews
Pablo Escobar
Criminal
1-Dec-1949 2-Dec-1993 Head of the Medellin Cartel
Gary Evans
Criminal
7-Oct-1954 14-Aug-1998 New York state burglar, serial killer
Pretty Boy Floyd
Criminal
3-Feb-1904 22-Oct-1934 Bank robber
Squeaky Fromme
Assassin
22-Oct-1948   Attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford
Clarence Earl Gideon
Criminal
30-Aug-1910 18-Jan-1972 Gideon v. Wainwright
Heinrich Harrer
Author
6-Jul-1912 7-Jan-2006 Subject of biopic Seven Years in Tibet
Bruno Hauptmann
Criminal
26-Nov-1899 3-Apr-1936 Lindbergh Baby kidnapper
Billy Hayes
Criminal
3-Apr-1947   Hashish smuggler, Midnight Express
George Jackson
Criminal
23-Sep-1941 21-Aug-1971 Soledad Brother
King James II
Royalty
14-Oct-1633 16-Sep-1701 King of England, 1685-88
Joan of Arc
Religion
6-Jan-1412 30-May-1431 Maid of Orleans, burned at the stake
Ed Kemmer
Actor
29-Oct-1921 9-Nov-2004 Cmdr. Buzz Corry on Space Patrol
Noor Inayat Khan
Spy
1-Jan-1914 13-Sep-1944 British spy, children's author, captured by Nazis
Yahya Khan
Head of State
4-Apr-1917 10-Aug-1980 President of Pakistan, ordered Bengali genocide
Ronnie Kray
Criminal
24-Oct-1933 17-Mar-1995 Kray brothers
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Author
23-Dec-1896 23-Jul-1957 Il gattopardo
Maxim Litvinov
Government
17-Jul-1876 31-Dec-1951 Soviet foreign minister, ousted in nod to Hitler
Louis XVI
Royalty
23-Aug-1754 21-Jan-1793 King of France, 1774-91
Henry Lee Lucas
Criminal
23-Aug-1936 12-Mar-2001 Serial killer, served a life sentence in Texas
Mary I of Scotland
Royalty
8-Dec-1542 8-Feb-1587 Mary, Queen of Scots
Cosimo de Medici
Government
27-Sep-1389 1-Aug-1464 Uncrowned king of Florence
Marie de Medici
Royalty
26-Apr-1573 3-Jul-1642 Regent of France, 1610-17
Anastas Mikoyan
Politician
25-Nov-1895 21-Oct-1978 Knew where the shrimps stay in winter
Sara Jane Moore
Assassin
15-Feb-1930   Tried to kill President Ford
Robert Mugabe
Head of State
21-Feb-1924   President of Zimbabwe
Jose Mujica
Head of State
20-May-1934   President of Uruguay
Baby Face Nelson
Criminal
6-Dec-1908 27-Nov-1934 Public Enemy Number One
Brian Nichols
Criminal
10-Dec-1971   Allegedly killed judge, deputy during escape
Titus Oates
Criminal
15-Sep-1649 12-Jul-1705 Popish Plot
William of Ockham
Philosopher
c. 1285 9-Apr-1348 Occam's Razor
Clifford Olson
Criminal
1-Jan-1940 30-Sep-2011 Killed 11 youths in British Columbia
Felice Orsini
Assassin
1819 13-Mar-1858 Attempted assassin of Napoleon III
Alferd Packer
Criminal
21-Nov-1842 23-Apr-1907 Celebrated cannibal killer
Carl Panzram
Criminal
28-Jun-1891 5-Sep-1930 Relentless sociopath, serial killer
James Earl Ray
Assassin
10-Mar-1928 23-Apr-1998 Pled guilty in Martin Luther King's assassination
Anwar Sadat
Head of State
25-Dec-1918 6-Oct-1981 President of Egypt, 1970-81
Michael Servetus
Religion
c. 1511 27-Oct-1553 De Trinitatis Erroribus
Jack Sheppard
Criminal
1702 16-Nov-1724 English scoundrel, escapee
Claude Simon
Novelist
10-Oct-1913 6-Jul-2005 Le Tricheur
Otto Skorzeny
Military
12-Jun-1908 5-Jul-1975 Most dangerous man in Europe
Iceberg Slim
Criminal
4-Aug-1918 28-Apr-1992 Pimp-turned-author
Hans Speidel
Military
28-Oct-1897 28-Nov-1984 German general, NATO commander
Willie Sutton
Criminal
30-Jun-1901 2-Nov-1980 Because that's where the money is
Charles Taylor
Head of State
28-Jan-1948   Former Liberian president, war criminal
Josip Broz Tito
Head of State
7-May-1892 4-May-1980 Communist dictator of Yugoslavia
Leon Trotsky
Activist
26-Oct-1879 21-Aug-1940 Bolshevik exile, murdered by Stalin
Boss Tweed
Politician
3-Apr-1823 12-Apr-1878 Boss of Tammany Hall
Guadalupe Victoria
Head of State
29-Sep-1786 21-Mar-1843 First President of Mexico
Eugène François Vidocq
Government
23-Jul-1775 11-May-1857 Criminal-turned-criminologist
Varg Vikernes
Musician
11-Feb-1973   Norwegian black metallurgist
Wilfrid Voynich
Activist
31-Oct-1865 19-Mar-1930 Voynich manuscript
William Wallace
Military
1272 23-Aug-1305 Basis of fictional biopic Braveheart
Simon Wiesenthal
Activist
31-Dec-1908 20-Sep-2005 Nazi hunter
Sir Thomas Wyat
Poet
1503 6-Oct-1542 Introduced sonnet to England


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