- 1Matthew Shepard was a gay student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die on October 6, 1998. He was pistol whipped, robbed and left hanging on a fence. He died six days later in the hospital. His death was ruled the result of a hate crime, and led to the creation of multiple new laws to protect people against such attacks.
Age: Died at 22 (1976-1998)
Birthplace: Casper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Homicide, Torture
Place Of Death: Laramie, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
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- 2György Dózsa was a Hungarian man-at-arms who led a peasants revolt against the king of Hungary in the 1500s. He was eventually captured along with the other rebels. Dózsa was forced to sit on a burning hot iron throne with a burning hot iron crown on his head. His fellow rebels were forced to either bite off and devour chunks of his burning flesh or be cut into bits. Dózsa eventually died of the wounds caused by his friends eating him. The rebels who ate his flesh were allowed to live.
Age: Died at 44 (1470-1514)
Cause Of Death: Cannibalism, Torture, Execution
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- 3Valerian was the Roman emperor from year 253 to 259. He was captured by the enemy Persian king and forced to drink molten gold while he was skinned alive. His skin was then stuffed and used as a trophy of the Persian victory.
Age: Died at 60 (200-260)
Cause Of Death: Torture, Murder, Flaying
Place Of Death: Bishapur, Iran
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- 4Sylvain Itkine was a French actor and director who was captured, tortured and eventually shot by Gestapo during the Second World War.
Profession: Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright
Age: Died at 36 (1908-1944)
Birthplace: Paris, France
Cause Of Death: Torture
Place Of Death: Saint-Genis-Laval, France
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Lee MiglinLee Miglin was a 72 year-old real estate tycoon who was abducted and murdered by the serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997. Before his death he was wrapped in plastic and tape with only his nose exposed, beaten severely, and repeatedly stabbed. His death came when the killers eventually slit his throat.
Age: Died at 72 (1925-1997)
Cause Of Death: Stabbing, Torture, Murder
Place Of Death: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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