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List of famous people who were decapitated, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were decapitated are listed alphabetically and include the famous decapitation victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

Beheaded people on this list include Kara Mahmud Bushati and Vic Morrow.

These notable decapitation deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has decapitation as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Paul the Apostle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. ...more

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Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey

Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer

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#39 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Sir William Wallace was a Scottish landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1270-1305)

Birthplace: Elderslie, United Kingdom

Profession: Landholder

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#8 on List Of Executed Politicians

#98 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#44 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Fritz Haarmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann was a German serial killer, known as the Butcher of Hanover and the Vampire of Hanover, who committed the sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment of a minimum of 24 boys and young men between 1918 and 1924 in Hanover, Germany. Described by the ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1879-1925)

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

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Vic Morrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Victor "Vic" Morrow was an American actor whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s television series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and film dramas, and numerous guest roles on television. Morrow and two children died when a stunt helicopter crashed on them ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1929-1982)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television director, Soldier, Actor

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John the Baptist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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John the Baptist was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus. Scholars generally believe Jesus was ...more

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Birthplace: Herodian kingdom

Profession: Prophet

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Walter Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Sir Walter Raleigh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Raleigh was born to a Protestant ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1552-1618)

Birthplace: Devon, England

Profession: Courtier, Poet, Soldier, Sailor Writer

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Peter Kürten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Peter Kürten was a German serial killer known as both The Vampire of Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Monster, who committed a series of murders and sexual assaults between February and November 1929 in the city of Düsseldorf. In the years prior to these assaults, Kürten had amassed a lengthy criminal ...more

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Age: Died at 48 (1883-1931)

Birthplace: Mülheim, Cologne, Germany

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Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Were Decapitated
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Boris Sagal was a Ukrainian-born American television and film director. ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1923-1981)

Birthplace: Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Eurasia, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

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