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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ion Antonescu
Head of State
15-Jun-1882 1-Jun-1946 Pro-Nazi dictator of Romania
The Báb
Religion
20-Oct-1819 9-Jul-1850 Forerunner of Baha'i
Lavrenty Beria
Government
29-Mar-1899 23-Dec-1953 Chief of the NKVD, 1940-46
Maurice Bishop
Head of State
29-May-1944 19-Oct-1983 Prime Minister of Grenada. 1979-83
Nikolai Bukharin
Economist
9-Oct-1888 15-Mar-1938 Soviet theoretical economist
Edith Cavell
Victim
4-Dec-1865 12-Oct-1915 British nurse, shot by the Germans
Nicolae Ceausescu
Head of State
26-Jan-1918 25-Dec-1989 Dictator of Romania
Federico García Lorca
Poet
5-Jun-1898 18-Aug-1936 Lament for a Bullfighter
Gary Gilmore
Criminal
4-Dec-1940 17-Jan-1977 Executed by Utah firing squad
Mata Hari
Spy
7-Aug-1876 15-Oct-1917 Framed by the Germans
Miguel Hidalgo
Religion
8-May-1753 30-Jul-1811 Father of Mexican independence
Joe Hill
Labor Leader
7-Oct-1879 19-Nov-1915 Labor leader, convicted of murder
Andreas Hofer
Military
22-Nov-1767 20-Feb-1810 Tirolese patriot, insurgent
Agustín de Iturbide
Military
27-Sep-1783 19-Jul-1824 Emperor of Mexico, 1822-23
Nikolai Krylenko
Government
2-May-1885 29-Jul-1938 Soviet prosecutor executed during the Great Purge
Pierre Laval
Head of State
28-Jun-1883 15-Oct-1945 Prime Minister of Vichy France
Patrice Lumumba
Head of State
2-Jul-1925 17-Jan-1961 First Prime Minister of Congo
Maximilian
Royalty
6-Jul-1832 19-Jun-1867 Emperor of Mexico, 1864-67
Jose Maria Morelos
Military
30-Sep-1765 22-Dec-1815 Mexico's war for independence
Benito Mussolini
Head of State
29-Jul-1883 28-Apr-1945 Fascist Dictator of Italy
Michel Ney
Military
10-Jan-1769 7-Dec-1815 Napoleonic General
Tsar Nicholas II
Royalty
18-May-1868 17-Jul-1918 Last of the Russian Tsars
Friedrich Olbricht
Military
4-Oct-1888 20-Jul-1944 German general, failed coup plotter
Clara Petacci
Relative
28-Feb-1912 28-Apr-1945 Mussolini's mistress
Vidkun Quisling
Head of State
18-Jul-1887 24-Oct-1945 Norwegian president, Nazi collaborator
Eddie Slovik
Military
18-Feb-1920 31-Jan-1945 US soldier executed for desertion
Joseph Smith
Religion
23-Dec-1805 27-Jun-1844 Founded the Mormon faith
Violette Szabo
Spy
26-Jun-1921 5-Feb-1945 British secret agent, fought with French Resistance
Claus von Stauffenberg
Military
15-Nov-1907 20-Jul-1944 Tried to kill Hitler in 1944
William Walker
Military
8-May-1824 12-Sep-1860 American "filibuster"
Grigory Zinoviev
Government
23-Sep-1883 25-Aug-1936 Old Bolshevik executed during the Great Purge


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