Unspeakable Crimes Famous People Who Were Tortured to Death

33.8k views 6 items

List Rules Famous People Who Were Tortured to Death

List of famous people who were tortured to death, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died from torture are listed alphabetically and include the famous torture victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

A list made up of people who were being murdered by torturers like Lee Miglin, Junko Furuta, and Inalchuq.

These notable torture deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has tortured to death as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Matthew Shepard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Were Tortured to Death
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY-SA-2.0
Matthew 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.

Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming on the night of October 6, 1998, and died six days later at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 12, from severe head injuries. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were arrested shortly after the attack and charged with murder following Shepard's death. Significant media coverage was given to what role Shepard's sexual orientation played in the killing. During McKinney's pretrial and trial, testimony was given that the pair had pretended to be gay in order to gain Shepard's trust in order to rob him. McKinney's prosecutor ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 22 (1976-1998)

Birthplace: Casper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

see more on Matthew Shepard
György Dózsa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Were Tortured to Death
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain
György 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.

György Dózsa was a Székely man-at-arms from Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary who led a peasants' revolt against the kingdom's landed nobility. He was eventually caught, tortured, and executed along with his followers, and remembered as both a Christian martyr and a dangerous criminal. During the reign of king Vladislas II of Hungary, royal power declined in favour of the magnates, who used their power to curtail the peasants’ freedom. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 44 (1470-1514)

Birthplace: Romania

see more on György Dózsa
Valerian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Were Tortured to Death
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY-SA
Valerian 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.

Valerian; Latin: Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus; 193/195/200 – 260 or 264, also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 260. He was taken captive by Sassanian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the only Roman Emperor who was captured as a prisoner of war, causing instability in the Empire. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 60 (200-260)

Also Ranked

#45 on Your Most Essential Vitamin Supplements

see more on Valerian
Sylvain Itkine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Were Tortured to Death
Photo: via Twitter
Sylvain Itkine was a French actor and director who was captured, tortured and eventually shot by Gestapo during the Second World War.

Sylvain Itkine was an actor, theater director, and playwright. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 36 (1908-1944)

Birthplace: France, Paris

see more on Sylvain Itkine