Famous People Who Died of Execution - Celebrities with Execution
Capital punishment has become a rarity in today’s world though it was quite common until a few decades ago. In fact, in the past centuries, not just criminals, but also political dissidents and rebels were routinely executed. One of the most famous figures to have ever been executed was the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, who was accused of “failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges” and “introducing new deities.” Sir Thomas More, an English social philosopher, faced execution for his “treason, religious dissent” while Sir William Wallace, one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence was brutally executed for high treason. Coming to the 20th century, Adolf Eichmann, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Arthur Seyss-Inquart were executed for their involvement in war crimes against humanity. Ion Victor Antonescu, who presided over two successive wartime dictatorships in Romania was another figure to be convicted of war crimes and executed. Talking of politically motivated executions, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, a military head of state of Ghana, was deposed and later executed by firing squad. This section gives you more information about the life and works of famous people who were executed.
List of famous people who were executed, including photos, birth date, nationality, reason for execution and other information.
The Most Famous People Who Died of Execution
|Irma Grese||October 7, 1923||German||Irma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War|
|Anatoly Slivko||December 28, 1938||Russian||Anatoly Slivko was a Soviet serial killer|
|William Wallace||1270||Scottish||William Wallace was a Scottish knight who was a central figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence|
|Aileen Wuornos||February 29, 1956||American||Aileen Wuornos was a serial killer who was sentenced to death for killing seven men in Florida|
|Alfred Rosenberg||January 12, 1893||German||Alfred Rosenberg was one of the leading ideologists of the Nazi Party who played a decisive role in shaping Nazi philosophy|
|Che Guevara||June 14, 1928||Argentinian||Che Guevara is one of the most revered and legendary political figures in world history|
|Ernst Kaltenbrunner||October 4, 1903||Austrian||Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II|
|Joan of Arc||1412||French||Joan of Arc was a young woman who led the French army to victory over the British in a crucial battle during the Hundred Years' War|
|Leon Trotsky||November 7, 1879||Russian, Ukrainian||Leon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army|
|Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius||480||Italian||Boethius was an early 6th century Roman senator and philosopher best known for his treatise ‘Consolation of Philosophy’|