Famous People Who Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered People

Famous People Who Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered

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List of famous people who died from being hanged, drawn, and quartered, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by being hanged, drawn, and quartered are listed alphabetically and include the famous hanging, drawing and quartering victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. List people range from Maurus Scott to Richard Holiday. These notable hanging, drawing and quartering deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has hanged, drawn, and quartered as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (103 People)


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    William Wallace
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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 the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1270-1305)
    • Birthplace: Elderslie, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Landholder
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    Guy Fawkes, also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother ...more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1570-1606)
    • Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soldier
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    Chidiock Tichborne

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    Chidiock Tichborne
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    Chidiock Tichborne was an English conspirator and poet.more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1558-1586)
    • Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Writer
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    Everard Digby

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    Everard Digby
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    Sir Everard Digby was a member of the group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Although he was raised in a Protestant household, and married a Protestant, Digby and his wife were converted to Catholicism by the Jesuit priest John Gerard. In the autumn of 1605 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1578-1606)
    • Birthplace: Stoke Dry, United Kingdom
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    Anthony Babington

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    Anthony Babington
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    Anthony Babington was convicted of plotting the assassination of Elizabeth I of England and conspiring with the imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots. The "Babington Plot" and Mary's involvement in it were the basis of the treason charges against her which led to her execution.more

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1561-1586)
    • Birthplace: Dethick Manor, United Kingdom
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    Thomas Rogers and Anne Rogers

    Thomas Rogers and Anne Rogers were English counterfeiters convicted on 15 October 1690, for "Clipping 40 pieces of Silver". Thomas Rogers was hanged, drawn and quartered, and Anne Rogers was burnt alive. The gruesome forms of punishment were meted out due to their acts being High Treason.more

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    Hugh Despenser the Younger
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    Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser, also referred to as "the younger Despenser", was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, and Isabella daughter of William, 9th Earl of Warwick. He rose to national prominence as royal chamberlain and a favourite of Edward II of England. A series ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1286-1326)
    • Birthplace: England
    • Profession: Constable
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    Miles Corbet
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    Miles Corbet was an English politician, recorder of Yarmouth and Regicide.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1595-1662)
    • Birthplace: Sprowston
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    Rodrigo López

    Rodrigo Lopez, whose original name is thought to have been Rodrigo Lopes, was a Portuguese physician, who served Queen Elizabeth, and may have been an inspiration for Shakespeare's Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1525-1594)
    • Birthplace: Crato Municipality, Alto Alentejo, Portugal
    • Profession: Physician
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    Blessed George Nichols was an English Catholic martyr.more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1550-1589)
    • Profession: Priest
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    Edmund Campion
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    Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., was an English Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. While conducting an underground ministry in officially Anglican England, Campion was arrested by priest hunters. Convicted of high treason, he was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Campion was beatified by Pope Leo ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1540-1581)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Writer
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    John Ball
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    John Ball was an English Lollard priest who took a prominent part in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1338-1381)
    • Birthplace: St Albans, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Priest
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    Adrian Scrope

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    Adrian Scrope
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    Colonel Adrian Scrope was the twenty seventh of the fifty nine Commissioners who signed the Death Warrant of King Charles I. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Charing Cross after the restoration of Charles II.more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1601-1660)
    • Profession: Politician
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    Blessed Maurus Scott, born William Scott, was an English lawyer who became a Benedictine monk and priest, serving as a missionary in England during the period of recusancy. He was executed at Tyburn, and is a Catholic martyr.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1579-1612)
    • Birthplace: Essex, United Kingdom
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    • Profession: Priest
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    Hugh Peters

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    Hugh Peters
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    Hugh Peter was an English Independent preacher who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War and was a chaplain in the New Model Army. Shortly after the Restoration he was executed as a regicide because his sermons were seen as giving succour to those directly involved in the trial ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1598-1660)
    • Birthplace: Fowey, United Kingdom
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    Cuthbert Mayne

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    Cuthbert Mayne
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    Saint Cuthbert Mayne was an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1544-1577)
    • Birthplace: Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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    Ralph Sherwin

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    Ralph Sherwin
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    Saint Ralph Sherwin was an English Roman Catholic martyr and saint. He was born at Rodsley, Derbyshire, and was educated at Eton College. In 1568, he was nominated by Sir William Petre to one of the eight fellowships which he had founded at Exeter College, Oxford, probably influenced by Sherwin's uncle, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 31 (1550-1581)
    • Birthplace: Rodsley, England
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    Algernon Sydney
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    Algernon Sidney or Sydney was an English politician and member of the Long Parliament. A republican political theorist, colonel, and commissioner of the trial of King Charles I of England, he opposed the king's execution. Sidney was later charged with plotting against the King, in part based on his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1623-1683)
    • Birthplace: Baynard's Castle, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician
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    Richard Gwyn

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    Richard Gwyn
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    Saint Richard Gwyn, also known by his anglicised name, Richard White, was a Welsh school teacher. He was martyred by being hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason in 1584. He was canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1970 as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. His feast day is celebrated on 17 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1537-1584)
    • Birthplace: Montgomeryshire, United Kingdom
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