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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Omar Abdel-Rahman
Criminal
3-May-1938   The Blind Sheikh
St. Agatha
Religion
? 5-Feb-251 AD Patron saint of Catania
Atahualpa
Royalty
c. 1502 29-Aug-1533 Incan king ransomed, killed by Pizarro
Anthony Babington
Criminal
24-Oct-1561 20-Sep-1586 Plotted to overthrow Elizabeth I
Michelle Bachelet
Head of State
29-Sep-1951   President of Chile, 2006-10
Bahá'u'lláh
Religion
12-Nov-1817 29-May-1892 Founder of Baha'i
Mikhail Bakunin
Anarchist
30-May-1814 1-Jul-1876 Pioneer of the Anarchist movement
Menachem Begin
Head of State
16-Aug-1913 9-Mar-1992 Prime Minister of Israel, 1977-82
Steve Biko
Activist
18-Dec-1946 12-Sep-1977 Father of Black Consciousness
Boethius
Philosopher
c. 470 AD 524 AD Consolation of Philosophy
Charles G. Boyd
Military
15-Apr-1938   Retired General, US Air Force
Pappy Boyington
Military
4-Dec-1912 11-Jan-1988 World War II flying ace
François Bozizé
Government
14-Oct-1946   President, Central African Republic
Giordano Bruno
Scientist
1548 17-Feb-1600 Heretic cosmologist
Lloyd Bucher
Military
1-Sep-1927 28-Jan-2004 Commander of USS Pueblo
Edmund Campion
Religion
24-Jan-1540 1-Dec-1581 Jesuit martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Beatrice Cenci
Criminal
6-Feb-1577 11-Sep-1599 Italian beauty, murdered her father
Paulo Coelho
Novelist
24-Aug-1947   The Alchemist
Eli Cohen
Spy
26-Dec-1924 18-May-1965 Israel's greatest spy
Cuauhtemoc
Head of State
1495 28-Feb-1525 Last Aztec Emperor
Robert-François Damiens
Assassin
9-Jan-1715 28-Mar-1757 Attacked Louis XV of France
Bud Day
Activist
24-Feb-1925   Former POW
Jacques DeMolay
Military
c. 1244 18-Mar-1314 Last Grand Master of the Knights Templar
Jeremiah Denton
Military
15-Jul-1924   US Senator from Alabama, 1981-87
José Napoleón Duarte
Head of State
23-Nov-1925 23-Feb-1990 President of El Salvador, 1984-89
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Activist
26-Nov-1931   Nobel Peace Prize recipient
Frances Farmer
Actor
19-Sep-1913 1-Aug-1970 Hollywood actress, institutionalized
Guy Fawkes
Criminal
13-Apr-1570 31-Jan-1606 Tried to blow up British Parliament
Bobby Fischer
Chess Player
9-Mar-1943 18-Jan-2008 Eccentric chess grandmaster
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
Terrorist
14-Apr-1974   Charged with bombing US Embassies
Arvid Harnack
Spy
24-May-1901 22-Dec-1942 Hanged by the Nazis for espionage
Mildred Fish Harnack
Spy
16-Sep-1902 16-Feb-1943 Guillotined by the Gestapo
Patty Hearst
Victim
20-Feb-1954   Kidnapped by SLA
David Hicks
Military
7-Aug-1975   Australia's answer to John Walker Lindh
Hypatia of Alexandria
Curator
c. 370 AD Mar-415 AD Librarian of Alexandria
Hypereides
Attorney
c. 390 BC 9-Oct-322 BC Athenian logographer
Robert Jenkins
Business
fl. 1731-45 fl. 1731-45 War of Jenkins' Ear
Jesus Christ
Religion
c. 4 BC 7-Apr-30 AD Carpenter, evangelist
St. John of Nepomuk
Religion
c. 1345 20-Mar-1393 Patron saint of Bohemia
Sam Johnson
Politician
11-Oct-1930   Congressman, Texas 3rd
Noor Inayat Khan
Spy
1-Jan-1914 13-Sep-1944 British spy, children's author, captured by Nazis
Thomas Kyd
Playwright
1558 Aug-1594 The Spanish Tragedy
Daulton Lee
Spy
1952   The Snowman
John Walker Lindh
Criminal
9-Feb-1981   The American Taliban
Danny Lockin
Actor
13-Jul-1943 21-Aug-1977 Stage actor, murdered in 1977
Abner Louima
Victim
24-Nov-1966   New York's Rodney King
Rosa Luxemburg
Activist
5-Mar-1871 15-Jan-1919 Co-Founder, Communist Party of Germany
Niccolò Machiavelli
Author
3-May-1469 22-Jun-1527 The Prince
Simon Mann
Military
26-Jun-1952   Executive Outcomes
John McCain
Politician
29-Aug-1936   US Senator from Arizona
Aimee Semple McPherson
Religion
9-Oct-1890 27-Sep-1944 Evangelist, faith healer
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Terrorist
1-Mar-1964   Al Qaeda's #3 man
Sun Myung Moon
Religion
6-Jan-1920 3-Sep-2012 Head Moonie
Jean Moulin
Government
20-Jun-1899 8-Jul-1943 Martyr of the French Resistance
Mohammad Najibullah
Head of State
1947 28-Sep-1996 President of Afghanistan, 1987-92
James Nayler
Religion
1618 1660 The Quaker Jesus
Haing S. Ngor
Victim
22-Mar-1940 25-Feb-1996 The Killing Fields
Jose Padilla
Terrorist
18-Oct-1970   Convicted of conspiracy
Pete Peterson
Diplomat
26-Jun-1935   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 1997-2001
Jerzy Popieluszko
Activist
23-Sep-1947 19-Oct-1984 Priest murdered by Polish government
Sayyid Qutb
Philosopher
9-Oct-1906 29-Aug-1966 Muslim Brotherhood philosopher
Dilma Rousseff
Head of State
14-Dec-1947   President of Brazil
Bobby Sands
Activist
9-Mar-1954 5-May-1981 Irish hunger striker
Girolamo Savonarola
Religion
21-Sep-1452 23-May-1498 Italian monk and martyr
Hussain al-Shahristani
Government
1942   Iraqi Minister of Oil
Matthew Shepard
Victim
1-Dec-1976 12-Oct-1998 Gay hate crime victim
Robert Southwell
Religion
c. 1561 21-Feb-1595 Catholic martyr, hanged at Tyburn
James Stockdale
Military
23-Dec-1923 5-Jul-2005 H. Ross Perot's would-be Vice President
Orson Swindle
Government
8-Mar-1937   Federal Trade Commissioner, 1997-2005
Violette Szabo
Spy
26-Jun-1921 5-Feb-1945 British secret agent, fought with French Resistance
Morgan Tsvangirai
Government
10-Mar-1952   Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
Vitellius
Royalty
24-Sep-15 AD 20-Dec-69 AD Roman Emperor, 69 AD
Vlad the Impaler
Royalty
Dec-1431 Dec-1476 Dracula, rather fancied impaling folk
William Wallace
Military
1272 23-Aug-1305 Basis of fictional biopic Braveheart
Leyla Zana
Politician
3-May-1961   Imprisoned for speaking Kurdish
Asif Ali Zardari
Head of State
22-Jul-1955   President of Pakistan


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